The Level 4 Certificate in Higher Level Teaching Assistant (RQF) qualification is regulated by Ofqual and offered through the Awarding Organisation Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).
The qualification provides learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to work effectively within the role of a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant, who has increased levels of responsibility within a classroom environment.
Duration of the Qualification
There is no set time for completion of the qualification. Most learners complete the qualification within five to six months, although some learners may complete within a shorter time frame.
Content of the Qualification
The qualification covers are range of topics including the role of a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant, child development and welfare, curriculum planning, promoting positive behaviour and providing support to learners.
The qualification is assessed through the completion of worksheets, observations from a school-based expert witness and evidence gathered whilst working in a Teaching Assistant role within an education environment.
Learners are expected to have a minimum standard of literacy at Level 2 and work within the role of a teaching assistant/support assistant.