Senior Lecturer in Education (ECYP)
Faculty of Health, Education and SocietyDiscover
This course is designed to support teaching assistants and other school support staff to progress to the role of Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), recognising your experience and the specialist support you offer to your workplace. HLTA status is recognition of your ability to work at a higher level with increased responsibility. Working towards this goal can be regarded as a natural progression for able and experienced support staff within education.
We cover the East Midlands, Peterborough, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk regions. All taught elements of this programme are online, with six preparation sessions. The timing of preparation sessions are usually between 12.30pm – 3pm unless stated otherwise.
HLTA’s work under the guidance of a teacher within clearly defined roles and responsibilities relevant to their own educational settings. They are experienced practitioners who offer specialist support for learning. A HLTA in a primary school, for example, might give support across the curriculum but with particular expertise to support progress in numeracy, literacy, music or art and design.
HLTAs are highly skilled and have good knowledge of specific aspects of the curriculum. You will be able to undertake whole class teaching activities under the guidance of a teacher, with teachers remaining the leaders and experts in the classroom. The particular responsibilities of an individual HLTA is decided by the school management.
The six preparation sessions are designed for candidates that already meet the 33 standards, these sessions support you in preparing for assessment. This will include completion of tasks (the written element) and gathering of supporting evidence. These six preparation sessions are designed to address all the HLTA standards in relation to your work in your own educational setting.
You will benefit from having the opportunity to share and discuss your practice via our University approved online platform with the support of our expert assessors and tutors. You will have the opportunity to dissect and critically reflect on your practice with likeminded colleagues across a variety of educational contexts.
Applications for the January cohort need to be submitted to the HLTA office not later than 5pm on Monday 8 January, please note applications are accepted on a first come basis, an early application is advised.
Further spring/summer HLTA cohort dates will be confirmed in December.
To be eligible for this course you must:
The application process for this course is direct to the University and not via the Student Self Service pages. For questions regarding the application process, or to request an application pack, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on (01604) 893527.
All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
The application process for this course is direct to the University and not via the Student Self Service pages. For questions regarding the application process, or to request an application pack, please email email@example.com or call 01604 893527.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 24/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
Please be aware that payment of the programme fee does not guarantee achievement of the HLTA status. There is no Government funding and HLTA Status is not part of the Apprenticeship Levy scheme.
For more information on fees please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01604 893527.
As per the Universities partnership with HLTA National Assessment Partnership (HNAP) all assessments will take place online or via phone. Feedback on our assessment processes continues to compliment our nationally recognised process for HLTA status.
We are recognised as one of the leading national providers of Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) programmes and are the sole Regional Provider of Assessment (RPA) of HLTA candidates in the East Midlands, Peterborough, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk regions. We work closely with the two other regional RPAs within the HLTA National Assessment Partnership (HNAP) to maintain the quality, consistency and continuity of the programme.
Candidates can also benefit from:
For more information visit the HLTA National Assessment Partnership website.