Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

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Overview Updated 11/10/2018

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.

Course

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

Additional

Information

How to apply

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.

Course Details

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.

Read more…

Careers

Career Opporunties

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.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • have the endorsement of your headteacher who knows that you must have opportunities to take whole classes and that they and a teacher in the school will be interviewed by an assessor about how you meet the HLTA standards in the normal course of your work
  • be able to prove that you have advanced the learning of pupils when working with whole classes without the presence of an assigned teacher, in addition to individuals and small groups
  • have achieved a nationally recognised qualification at level 2 or above in English/literacy and mathematics/numeracy in accordance with Standard 11 of the HLTA Standards

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 telephone on (01604) 893527.

Course Content

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.

Facilities &

Special Features

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.

Progression Courses

Further your Study

The University of Northampton is proud to offer the opportunity for you to progress towards a Learning and Teaching BA (Hons) award.

Through the process of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning, HLTA is equivalent to 40 Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points at level 4 and can be used in place of some Year One modules on the University of Northampton’s Foundation Degree in Learning and Teaching.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

The cost for preparation and assessment is a total of £800. The preparation for assessment fee is £350. 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.

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Updated 11/10/2018

  • 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.

    Course

    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
  • 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.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    How to apply

    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.

    • Career Opporunties

      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.

  • To be eligible for this course you must:

    • have the endorsement of your headteacher who knows that you must have opportunities to take whole classes and that they and a teacher in the school will be interviewed by an assessor about how you meet the HLTA standards in the normal course of your work
    • be able to prove that you have advanced the learning of pupils when working with whole classes without the presence of an assigned teacher, in addition to individuals and small groups
    • have achieved a nationally recognised qualification at level 2 or above in English/literacy and mathematics/numeracy in accordance with Standard 11 of the HLTA Standards

    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 telephone on (01604) 893527.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    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.

    • Further your Study

      The University of Northampton is proud to offer the opportunity for you to progress towards a Learning and Teaching BA (Hons) award.

      Through the process of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning, HLTA is equivalent to 40 Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points at level 4 and can be used in place of some Year One modules on the University of Northampton’s Foundation Degree in Learning and Teaching.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    The cost for preparation and assessment is a total of £800. The preparation for assessment fee is £350. 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.

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour