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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Overview

TEF Gold. Teaching Excellence Framework.

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.

Updated 15/07/2020

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    2 terms part time

  • Starting:

    Optional

  • Location:

    Venues throughout East Midlands

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

Highlights

  • Gain recognised HLTA status for your ability to work at a higher level.
  • Earn credits that can be used towards our FdA Learning and Teaching degree.
  • Venues throughout East Midlands (Northampton, Leicester, Lincoln, Derby and Nottingham)

Course Content

  • HLTAs 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 three preparation days are designed for candidates that already meet the 33 standards and to support candidates in preparing for assessment. This will include completion of tasks, gathering of supporting evidence and an assessor visit to your setting. These three preparation days are designed to address all the HLTA standards in relation to your work in your own educational settings.

  • 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 region. We work closely with the three 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:

    • venues throughout the East Midlands area (Northampton, Leicester, Lincoln, Derby and Nottingham)
    • being awarded National Assessment Partnership HLTA Status

    For more information visit the HLTA National Assessment Partnership website.

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed on how you meet the HLTA standards through written tasks where you will describe the way you work in your education setting with an individual child, a small group, the whole class (without a teacher present) and five other situations of your choice.

    As well as the submitted written tasks, you will need to provide oral evidence and associated documentary evidence to reinforce your written tasks which will be gained when the assessor visits your school.

  • 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 hlta@northampton.ac.uk or call 01604 893527.

  • 20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Due to current restrictions in place for the COVID-19 pandemic we are offering HLTA preparation and assessment via online webinars and online tools and therefore there is a temporarily discounted price for this period, whilst we are unable to offer face-to-face sessions.

    The cost for preparation and assessment is a total of £785. The preparation for assessment fee is £335. The assessment fee, in line with the HLTA National Assessment Partnership, is £450. Please be aware that payment of the programme fee does not guarantee achievement of the HLTA status.

    For more information on fees please contact
    hlta@northampton.ac.uk or call 01604 893527.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    The cost for preparation and assessment is a total of £835. The preparation for assessment fee is £385. The assessment fee, in line with the HLTA National Assessment Partnership, is £450. Please be aware that payment of the programme fee does not guarantee achievement of the HLTA status.

    For more information on fees please contact
    hlta@northampton.ac.uk or call 01604 893527.

Careers

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.

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