Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4 and Advanced Level 5


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Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4 and Advanced Level 5

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About This Course

There’s no better time to become an HLTA, and with this specially curated course bundle, you’ll be on your way to achieving a high level of skill and competency that will serve you well in your next role.

The first course in this bundle, the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4 online course, is your pathway to career growth. From personalised student support to addressing diverse needs, this course will equip you with the confidence to take on greater responsibilities in the classroom.

The Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Advanced Level 5 online course expands on the concepts established in previous levels in more detail and focuses on the more specialist aspects of the role, such as supporting students with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

These flexible home-study courses allow you to shape your learning around your life without the burden of exams or fixed class schedules. By enrolling in our course bundle, you’ll embark on a comprehensive learning journey, blending the art of teaching and the science of child development within the scope of education. Equip yourself with a diverse skillset and open doors to a bright career future.

Course Benefits

This course will:

  • Help you develop a strong theoretical foundation to excel in your Teaching Assistant roles.
  • Expand your skills, tackle workplace challenges and enhance your ability to support individuals, small groups, and those with additional needs.
  • Increase your responsibilities, from assisting in lesson planning to elevating teaching standards and potential.
  • Allow you to enjoy flexible, pressure-free, and home-based learning, maintaining a healthy work-study balance while pursuing a rewarding career.

Course Units

Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4

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

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Advanced Level 5 

Unit 1: Communication and Positive Relationships

Unit 2: Supporting Teachers in their Absence

Unit 3: Focused Classroom Teaching

Unit 4: Creating a Safe Learning Environment

Unit 5: Challenging Behaviour, Communication, and Complaints

Unit 6: Supporting Child Development

Unit 7: Being a Reflective Teacher

Unit 8: Special Educational Needs (SEN) in Children and Young People

Unit 9: Developing Planning and Assessments to Meet Individual Needs

Unit 10: Supporting Individuals with Autism with Communication and Social Interaction


These courses are designed to be completed in around 180 hours, and your progress through the material will be evaluated by a series of written assignments that will test your knowledge of the material on a unit-by-unit basis. You will need to be able to demonstrate your knowledge to your personal tutor as well as reflect on your work.

The good news is that you can start our online courses at any time, making it ideal for those working alongside their studies. All we ask is that you finish these units within 12 months of registering.

Required Knowledge

You do not need to have completed any courses to enrol in this course bundle, nor do you need to be employed as a teaching assistant.

Awarding Body

When you enrol on our course bundle, you’re not just gaining knowledge and skills; you’re earning valuable certifications from two esteemed awarding bodies.

Training Qualifications UK (TQUK)

Upon your completion of the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Level 4 course, you’ll receive certification from TQUK, a national certificating organisation renowned for its commitment to excellence. TQUK endorses our courses, guaranteeing their high quality and alignment with industry standards.

National Institution of Qualifications

Upon successful completion of the Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Advanced Level 5, you will receive certification from National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ).

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

The National Institution of Qualifications is 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 be given the Higher Level Teaching Assistant course assignments and a thorough study guide, as well as your own personal tutor who will be available to you at all times.

Our student support team can also assist you with any other questions you may have while completing your course, ensuring that you never struggle or feel alienated in your studies. Instead, our experts will be there to assist you throughout the whole 12-month period of your course (if 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).

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