Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HTLA)

Teaching schools

Gaining Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Status

Application Form - Please download HLTA Application Form 2019 


The GLF Teaching School Alliance delivers the HLTA course. We work with Babcock 4S who are the assessment body for the HLTA Programme in London and South East England. 

Dates of Courses / Venues / Facilitators  


Venue Aureus school
Candytuft way
OX11 6FF

de Stafford School
Burntwood Lane

Facilitator Tamara Brown Lorna smith
Session 1 Monday 3 June 2019 Tuesday 18 June 2019
Session 2 Tuesday 4 June 2019 Wednesday 19 June 2019
Session 3 Tuesday 25 June 2019 Tuesday 9 July 2019
A 1/2 day assessment will be aranged for each delegate by mutual agreement


Application Form - Please download  HLTA Application Form 2019 

The benefits of HLTA accredited status

• Empower the HLTA to support the school in their own setting

• Ensure the teaching assistant receives accreditation of HLTA status

• Continuous improvement of support staff development


Programme details

Assessment is measured against the  33 National Standards  for teaching assistants and enables schools to ensure their applicants receive accreditation of the status through independent assessment against these. The current success rate is 98%.


During the three days, candidates will:

• Develop an understanding of the HLTA process and the overall expectations

• Map role in school to standards and identify gaps

• Understand what is meant by advancing learning of individuals, groups and whole classes in   the context of HLTA status

• Understand how to complete the HLTA assignments

• Begin to complete a draft assignment under guidance

• Plan for the school assessment


All applicants must:

• Have evidence of, and be able to provide Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE A*-C grade) maths and English qualifications Level 2 Qualifications Guidelines for HLTA Program

• Already be working at HLTA level supporting 1:1 activities, group and whole class teaching. This needs to be endorsed by the headteacher

• Attend a three-day training programme and half-day school-based assessment



The cost of this course is £688.80 broken down as follows: £199.00 (£238.80 incl. VAT) for preparation and £450 (VAT exempt) for assessment.