Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Level 4

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This course will give you the skills you need to properly support your students, and to achieve your own career goals. This well-respected Level 4 HLTA course can dramatically expand your potential and your potential salary as a teaching assistant, or even to make the jump to full ‘teacher’ status.

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Level 4

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About This Course

What if you could progress your school support career, develop your skills AND improve your earning potential – would you do it?

Our online Level 4 Higher-Level Teaching Assistant course has been designed for those who have a passion for working with children and wish to progress to the next level, and enable you to move beyond your current Teaching Assistant role.

And the good news is – you can complete this at your own pace, in your own time and from the comfort of your own home!

Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, the skills and the training to address challenges within the workplace and enhance your understanding of how to effectively support your students.

From one-to-ones, to small groups to supporting students with a variety of additional needs; by the end of this course you will feel confident in your ability to support, guide and influence the minds of those you teach, so you can take greater responsibility in the classroom.

Bundle Offer

Buy this course as a bundle and save 30%

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4 and Advanced Level 5

Total cost if courses bought separately: £915


or £57.60 per month

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Course Benefits

Comprised of 5 in-depth units, our course covers everything you need to achieve success within a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant Role. From child development and welfare to promoting positive behaviour in the classroom; this course is a fantastic asset to your CV and the working relationships you establish with teachers.

This course is also designed to complement your existing practical work, by supplying you with the theoretical knowledge to expand on your current skills and take on greater responsibilities in your role. It will also give you the opportunity to explore elements of your job that you’ve previously not been involved in.

This course will:

  • Enable you to combat workplace challenges by developing your knowledge, understanding and skills.
  • Broaden your knowledge on how to support individuals, small groups and those with additional needs.
  • Increase your responsibility levels within the classroom by enabling you to assist the teacher with lesson planning, creating support materials and managing other support staff.
  • Enable you to work with teachers to raise teaching standards within the school as well as ensure students are able to reach their true potential.
  • Boost your earning potential and salary grade.

More importantly, you can experience the joys of working within a wholly satisfying and rewarding career.

Course Units

Unit 1: Communication and Positive Relationships

Unit 2: Curriculum, Planning and Assessment of Students

Unit 3: Child Development Stages

Unit 4: Personal Professional Development

Unit 5: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion



Our course takes on average 180 hours to finish and is assessed based on a series of written assignments and questions (requiring descriptive answers) that will test your course knowledge on a unit by unit basis. Within these assignments, you will need to be able to demonstrate your knowledge to your personal tutor, as well as be able to reflect on your practice when applied within the workplace.

The good news is – you can start our online course at any time – making it ideal for those wishing to combine their studies with their existing job commitments. All we ask is that you complete these units within a year of your registration.

Required Knowledge

There are no requirements to have completed any courses to be able to enrol on this course – you do not have to be employed as a Teaching Assistant either.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners or employers. It is endorsed by Training Qualifications UK, meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they are maintained and delivered to an excellent standard.

Training Qualifications UK are a national certificating organisation. Endorsement of our courses ensures learners have access to high quality materials that cover all learning outcomes, helping them to achieve their potential.


You will receive the Higher Level Teaching Assistant course assignments and a comprehensive study guide, alongside your very own personal tutor who can provide you with endless support.

Our student support team can also handle any other queries you may have whilst completing your course, meaning you never have to struggle or feel isolated in your studies. Instead, our team will always be on hand to help throughout the full 12-month duration of your course (should you choose to study for that long).

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

This course is an endorsed certification, not a regulated qualification.

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    It was a fantastic course. I got enough material to understand about the module and gave me more time to work on my assessments and do more research and read extra. I like to work and study on my own and within my own time so this course was perfect to balance the other things in my l...


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    This course was very intriguing and I had to give it a shot. 7 months of hard work and dedication I am pleased to say that I have passed every unit and I look forward to getting my certificate.

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    Fantastic course! I have loved every moment of it, super informative and I have learnt a lot. It has increased both my knowledge and experience in working as a HLTA and I now have the certificate to back up my experience. The tutor feedback I received was delightfully informative and ...

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    Helped me move forward with my career, great course for me and gave me flexibility to work at my own pace. Support staff helped a lot and so did my tutor. 5/5 from me.


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