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

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



The Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA) is a UK OFQUAL accredited, 100% online, competency-based Teaching Assistant (TA) qualification. The awarding body of this course is Focus Awards which UK Ofqual fully accredits. This qualification is designed for learners working in the teaching assistant position who wish to advance to HLTA status. The aim is to improve learners’ expertise, understanding, and skills to overcome the challenges they face in their workplaces. They will also learn 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, Learning Support Assistants, SEN Teaching Assistants, Cover Supervisors in Early Years Setting, Learning Mentors, 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 five weeks up to 9 months for you to become a qualified Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA). 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, for which your tutor will provide detailed feedback and witness testimony signed by your expert supervisor at your workplace. In addition, you will receive tutor support once you are enrolled on our online portal to assist you in reaching your goals.


This is a specific qualification for the Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistants, which helps learners enhance their career profiles. 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 individuals and groups of learners

Unit 6: Positive working relationships

Unit 7: Curriculum planning, monitoring, delivery and assessment

Entry Requirement

To get enrolled in this Level 4 HLTA course:

  • The learner must be working within a school as a teaching assistant.
  • The learner must be 16 years or above.
Practical Requirement
This course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments and practical work evaluated in the workplace. So, a work placement is required to complete the practical tasks, which can spread throughout the course.

How will I be assessed?

All units in the course will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your course tutor. In addition, you must provide witness testimony to meet the assessment criteria requirements for some units.


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About Britannia School of Academics

Britannia School of Academics
Britannia School of Academics

Britannia School of Academics is a UK based training provider focusing on delivering courses to education professionals. Britannia School of Academics focuses on the delivery of teaching/education qualifications and aims to develop highly-skilled education professionals through a flexible, online teaching environment. We believe that everyone is entitled to an affordable yet excellent education, so we focus on working smart to give our courses to learners at the most affordable price possible. The Britannia School of Academics aspires for excellence in education and training.

As educators ourselves, we found that often training providers lack the flexibility that suits most educators when it comes to undertaking courses. Either there is an unsuitable schedule, a lack of self-study materials, or tutors that have less knowledge about the course topics than you do. The above frustrations led to the launch of BSA- an online training provider of education and training courses with completely flexible study, great material, and knowledgeable tutor support- all at a very appealing price point.

Our staff have a wealth of experience in education and training. We pride ourselves on quality and aim to provide our learners with the best chance of further employment through free career guidance and advice. 

  • Ofqual Regulated Qualifications
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  • Member of Advanced HE
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