Is anyone else doing the Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)?

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Sarah Draper

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Hope this helps

Question 2 - Both internal and external factors affecting relationship with children and young people.

External - Economic factors, Stress, Health, Parental interactions, learning environment, social background

Internal - Down's syndrome, ADHD/ADD, hearing impairment, physical impairment

Barriers affect adults not dissimilar to children.
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Hope it helps. Good Luck. 


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maria panayides

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Hi Sarah when you say list and explain the factors could you elaborate on this a little for me sorry to be such a pain.

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Sarah Draper

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Say what the external factors can include i.e. economic factors and say why this can or how it affect relationships. See page 9 in course booklet.


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maria panayides

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thank you


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Hey there, I am really confused at the moment. I think I have done all the course so far but now, I just found that there is Stage A and Stage B. Stage B happens to be the same questions that Stage A so I don't know if any of you can help me. I would really appreciate your help as I'm starting to pull my hair off. Don't know what to do. Thanks a lot!!
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I'm currently doing Unit 4 and I'm struggling about what to include for question 1. I've completed the other questions but question 1 is just not coming together. Can anyone help as to what is needed to answer the question?

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Heather Roo

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Yes, I am doing it too.  I am on chapter 4 right now.
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Kim Willis

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How are you finding the course? I am looking forward to getting my course materials is there anything online that I should or could do before my materials arrive?
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It is ok for the first few chapters, but then it gets pretty in depth.    I did all mine online so I always used the portal to view my work and the questions I had to answer.  One thing I would say is don't answer all the questions that are posed to you in the book-just do the ones at the end of chapter that are graded.  I did both for the first chapter, and then I asked if we had to submit them and they said no, only the ones at the end.

Good luck with it all!
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Linda Tosney

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I am sick of assignment one. All I seem to be doing is repeating everything for the effective relationship again for the effective communication


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Hi I received my course materials today, well a folder and the book to go in it, what is the assignments is it the questions that they ask you to complete at the end of the sections or is it something else all together? I logged on to my student portal but that doesn't have anything on there about the course at all. Am I being a little dumb here?!!!
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Laura Louth

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Hi I've started this course and agree with the comments. Question one seems to repeat it self over and over. I seem to be writing loads and just repeating it in the next section. Its really annoying that they don't provide a lot of information in the materials.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
New comers to Level 4.


Hi just started Level 4 Teaching assistant course  and was wondering if there is anybody else doing this course or has done this course      Joanne
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Hi I have just passed unit 8. Enjoying it so much.
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Joanna

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Well done Helen 
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Sarah Draper

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Just passed Unit 5. 
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Michelle K

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Stuck on unit 2
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Sarah Draper

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What are you stuck with?
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Michelle K

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I just can't get started
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Michelle K

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Thank you so much x
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Sarah Draper

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If you are still struggling contact your tutor. If they are anything like mine then you will get good info.
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Joanna

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Just sent off my first assignment so fingers crossed
 
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Joanna

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How do you get the HLTA  Status once gaining your Qualification
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Joanna

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passed my first assignment got my paper back today x
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Michelle K

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Well done x
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Joanna Simpson

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Hi is anyone doing assignment 3 Question 1 on the HLTA Course i am stuck on Statutory and Non-statutory Framework x
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Sarah Draper

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Sorry We can't give help out on the forum. If you email your tutor they will give you advice.
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Maria Lea

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Hi. Can anyone recommend a good textbook to go with the hlta course? i had the heinemann book when i did level 3, which came with the course, but have been looking for a textbook for level 4. i found Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools: A Handbook for Higher Level Teaching Assistants? does anyone know if its any good??
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thanks for your help. i feel a bit like i am drowning but think thats probably just getting back into studying...well done for your distinction by the way! that gives me something to aim for.
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Sometimes you can make it harder than it actually is. I found it hard going from having a word count in Level 3 to none at all so sometimes it felt like I wasn't doing enough. Made up with it with the exam, that was about 8 pages long!
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Nearly finished Assignment 5  so half way through 
 
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Joanna Simpson

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Finished Assignment 7 only a couple more to go x
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LEA (ASSISTANT FOUNDATION) MARIA

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I have just completed assignment 5!! half way!! x
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Sarah Draper

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I'm currently on Unit 9. Is it me or does Question 2 seem to relate to Unit 10?
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Maria Lea

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I am on unit 8 and alot of it relates to unit 7! When i did my level 3 i found a lot of cross referencing as i progressed with the course too. Nearly done though!!
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Joanna Simpson

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Hi Im on assignment 10 Not sure on Question 1 
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Sarah Draper

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Same here.
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Maria Lea

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Sorry, cant help as I am still on unit 9!! can u give me some idea of what to put for unit 9 question 2 about rules for observing in the classroom???? i asked the college and they said it was for observing children. I am putting about being unobtrusive and being aware of confidentiality.....am i getting it right????
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I have done unit 9 now and am on unit 10!
I think q1 is asking you to use observation and being observed as a reflective part of your practice. i.e how can we improve by a - observing others and b- being observed and receiving feedback. Do you think this could be it???
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Sarah Draper

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Sounds good
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Maria Lea

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have you finished unit 10? I have done questions 1 and 2 but am not sure if i have written enough...i have done about 500 words for each question. how much did you write?
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Hi, I have just started this course and am thrown into a panic. Someone said they are reading the first book. I only have the online course material. Am I missing something?
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Verona are you still needing advice on unit 7?
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For Unit 7 Q1 I wote about behaviour and the various models of teaching including various teaching strategies set in line with school policies. Q2 I wrote about inclusive practice equality, inclusion discrimination and anti- discrimination what the relevant legislation and school polices in place that covers all of this.
Hope this helps.
Shout if you need any more advice
keep going your nearly there!!
Regards
Maria
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Yes this helps. Managed to make a start on it last night. Need to finish it now . In the next few hours.

Thanks Maria
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An example of various teaching strategies would be group work 1:1 pupil led activities right? And in adopting these methods and stlyes of learning, chuldre are able to be involved and feel a sense of ownership ... something like that?
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Yep that's is Verona keep going your nearly there x
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I have just started the final exam but no idea how much I am expected to write have already done 2000 and that is only 20%of the first question please help
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Congratulations x
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maria panayides

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Well done Verona!!
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So I passed not sure of my grade! They said as I have money outstanding they can't send my certificate. Which I don't think is fair. All week I've been slogging away at the assignments! They could've emailed me and said something sooner! Not happy at all! Yes I understand I owe them money, a direct debit is in place for that , so I'm not running away am I. Urgh! I was thinking of doing another course with them too, will have to reconsider. They were made aware of my situation change and they were just like give us our money or go to debt collection! Not a good look at all. I'm not going to post indirects or talk badly about Stonebridge, but this, really?! Anyyway thank you again Maria for supporting me. Would love to keep in touch but I don't use Facebook (personal choice)
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So sorry to hear this Verona!! Well done in passing you usually get your grade with the email they send you to say you passed. I payed for my course in full so didn't have this problem.
I'm sure once all payments are made they will send you your certificates I assume that is how it works as I said I payed it in full so really don't know what to say to advice you.
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Thanks Maria. They're a business at the end of the day and a business wants their money I just think their loans hark attitude isn't needed, but hey. At least I've passed.