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Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF)

£1200 £399 Limited Time Offer
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Monthly instalment plans are available.
Credits – 36    |   TQT – 380    |   GLH – 87
Recommended Course Duration – Up to 9 Months
Option to fast-track in 5 Weeks is available.


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The Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA) is a UK OFQUAL accredited, 100% online, competency-based Teaching Assistant (TA) qualification. This qualification is designed for learners working in the teaching assistant position who wish to advance to HLTA status. This Level 4 Higher Teaching Assistant course will provide you with training to help you in becoming a teaching assistant with added expertise. Those who already have a Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification, or have done the Support Work in Schools course would have an added benefit through this HLTA training. The aim is to improve learners’ expertise, understanding, and skills to overcome the challenges they face in their workplaces. They will also gain awareness of the skills needed to help individuals and small groups, and support individuals with various additional needs.

Intended Audience

This Level 4 HLTA Certificate is for those working in primary, secondary or special schools as teaching assistants, as Learning Support Assistants, as SEN Teaching Assistants, as Cover Supervisors, in Early Years Setting, as Learning Mentors, as Intervention and Pastoral Support Assistants etc and wish to expand their existing expertise.

Duration and Delivery

This Level 4 HLTA qualification is designed to be completed online at the pace that suits you the best. This Level 4 course can be completed in as little as 5 weeks up to 9 months for you to become a qualified Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA). You have a great opportunity of fast-track completion earlier at the pace and time of your choice. This OFQUAL Regulated Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (RQF) qualification is delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment. Our online tutor support is there to facilitate you to achieve your success rate accordingly.

Assessment and Verification

All units within this OFQUAL Regulated Level 4 HLTA qualification are internally assessed by our qualified assessors and externally verified by the awarding organisation. The assessment takes the form of written assignments, detailed feedback for which will be provided by the tutor, and witness testimony signed by your expert supervisor at your workplace. You will receive tutor support once you are enrolled on our online portal to assist you in reaching your goals.


This is a thorough qualification of Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants, which helps learners enhance their career profile. Successful completion of this 100% accredited online course enables learners to proceed to the following qualifications:

Unit Structure

Unit 1: Professional knowledge and development for higher level teaching assistants

Unit 2: Child development and well-being

Unit 3: Supporting children and young people with special educational needs

Unit 4: Promoting children and young people’s positive behaviour

Unit 5: Working with individual and groups of learners

Unit 6: Positive working relationships

Unit 7: Curriculum planning, monitoring, delivery and assessment

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