Scholar, teacher, and Boy Scout administrator Forest Witcraft said in a 1950 edition of Scouting magazine that although he wasn't an important or wealthy man, he had the power to mould destiny. As a father figure and mentor in the Scouting movement, he put forward the idea that it was in his power to become the most important person in the world in the life of a boy, and “every boy is a potential atom bomb in human history.” In the same article, “Within My Power – the Power of One Man” he wrote the following:
"One Hundred Years From Now it won't matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank, nor what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child".
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Higher Level Teaching Assistant
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What an exciting concept! Today – perhaps more than ever – young people desperately need good role models and mentors. If you've always wanted to be involved in the classroom, helping children to understand how to communicate and interpret this world we've built for them, here's your chance to set out on a highly-rewarding and fulfilling new career.
The government is pushing hard for better adult to child ratios in the classroom. Money is being pumped into schools across the country to help them take on more Teaching Assistants, as this is regarded as the quickest, most cost-effective way to improve the staffing situation. So, in these difficult times, you will never have a better opportunity to get yourself qualified to operate in this vibrant, positive educational environment.
The following table shows the salary ranges currently in force for "unqualified teachers", which include Teaching Assistants. To find out exactly what you can earn in your particular area of the country, you would simply need to contact your local council:
Inner London £19,893-£29,088
Outer London £18,789-£27,992
London Fringe £16,856-£26,052
Elsewhere (England and Wales) £15,817-£25,016
Our brand-new and revised Higher Level Teaching Assistant course will fully prepare you to take your place alongside a qualified teacher in any school in the UK. You will gain a real insight into education by studying the course, and it will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be able to take part in a wide range of classroom support activities. It will help you gain employment, and possibly whet your appetite to become a fully Qualified Teacher.
The course has been fully revised to reflect the recent changes in the teaching environment, and the wider educational world. It specifically provides information about how teachers plan and prepare lessons, deliver their subject matter, and assess students. Your role as an HLTA can be crucial in facilitating those processes.
The course examines the "core learning structure", and how these skills form a vital part of teaching and working with children. It also looks at the ways you will support classroom practices, the school and its management. You will gain insight into supporting pupils with disabilities and special educational needs, as well as the basics of literacy and numeracy. The "higher level" part of the course title prepares you to carry out specialist roles and duties within specific parts of the curriculum. You could, for example, construct lesson plans alongside delivering your usual Teaching Assistant duties in support of the class teacher and pupils.
The course addresses all of the challenges you will encounter in your new career, and is divided up into 10 highly structured and comprehensive modules that deliver the knowledge you will need to overcome them. The modules cover all aspects of the syllabus and have been specifically written to help you meet the 33 professional standards laid down by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA). This will enable HLTAs who want to progress to QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) to have a clearer understanding of the additional knowledge and skills required.
Clicking on the “Snapshot” tab above reveals a full and detailed programme of the modules studied.
Perhaps surprisingly, the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Course has no entry requirements, other than personal motivation, desire and a genuine interest in the subject matter. As long as you also have a good general standard of education, you will gain immense benefit from it.
You should be aware that once you progress into a school environment, or indeed any other organisation that involves access to children, you may be required to undergo a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check.
One of the key benefits of studying with My Distance Learning College is that we deliver the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch. This enables our students to get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the course, and chart their progress much more effectively.
The modular method of delivery favoured by other providers breaks up and interrupts the learning process. It actively prevents students from moving faster through sections they are more confident with, or taking more time over the deeper concepts that require more thought and comprehension.
PLUS: Students of My Distance Learning College automatically get FREE access to the acclaimed “iLearnitEasy” coursework management system, which makes submitting assignments, getting feedback and critique, and interacting with other students on the course for mutual support, an absolute breeze! Push-button simplicity . . .
The course is accredited by NCFE, who are an awarding body regulated by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, The Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales, and the Council for Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
If the prospect of exams frightens the life out of you, there is even more good news. There is no final exam!
The low price of the course includes dedicated tutor support, regular critique and feedback, and all assignments are marked by one of our professional tutors. You can even pay by instalments if funds are tight.
What are you waiting for? Book your course today and start improving society and your local community by making a difference in the life of a child. It really could be that important.
Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your course materials will arrive. No more sitting in all day!
Q.As I already work as a level 2 TA in a secondary school ( I teach literacy and English to smaller groups of up to 11 pupils) I wondered whether this course is suitable for use in secondary school?
A.Thank you for contacting My Distance Learning College Wendy. The Higher Level Teaching Assistant Course is suitable for both Primary and Secondary schools.
Q.What NCFE Certificate do I get after accomplishing the HLTA Course with you? Thanks.
A.Thank you for contacting My Distance Learning College Maria, Once you have successfully completed the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Course, you will be sent a Level 4 NCFE Accredited Certificate of Achievement.
Q.Does this course require assessment (observations) in a work placement or is it purely based on written work submitted?
A.Thank you for contacting My Distance Learning College Nicola, for this particular course you will not be required to complete a work placement. You will be marked solely on the work that you submit into your tutor.
Q.How long will the course take
A.Thank you for contacting My Distance Learning College Vannessa. You have 12 months in which to complete your course. You can complete your course at your own pace as long as all assignments are completed before your 12 months are up.
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