About the course:

This course will provide you with the advanced skills and in-depth knowledge to work effectively as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA).

What you will study:

  • Support child development in schools and evaluate learning activities
  • Develop positive relationships between young people and staff
  • Behaviour management
  • Supporting and promoting learning through ICT
  • Supporting teaching and learning through play
  • Planning and evaluating learning activities


  • Individual tutorials
  • Observation of professional practice
  • Feedback and interview of Head Teacher

Entry requirements:

  • Letter from Head Teacher confirming current role in school
  • Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths
  • Level 3 qualifications or portfolio demonstrating minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Teaching Assistant

Moving forward:

  • Supporting Teaching and Learning Foundation Degree
  • Early Years Education Foundation Degree

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