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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Status

Higher level teaching assistant status is awarded to support staff who meet the national HLTA standards. An HLTA does all the things that regular teaching assistants do but the biggest difference is the increased level of responsibility, including whole class teaching in the short-term absence of the teacher. This course requires two days in the classroom, followed by in school tasks and a portfolio to complete which will underpin a professional discussion.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Role of the HTLA
  • Understand the HTLA standards
  • Self-review
  • Providing supporting evidence 
  • Preparation for assessment 

Top reasons for achieving HLTA status:

  • Develops confidence, self-esteem and aspiration
  • Values and enhances your knowledge, expertise and skills
  • Recognised professional status
  • Creates opportunities to extend your role and responsibilities
  • Empowers you to develop your own area(s) of expertise
  • Can support progression towards becoming a teacher
  • Raises your status in school and gain acknowledgement for the work you do

Top benefits for schools:

  • Recognised by Ofsted as a valuable school resource when deployed effectively
  • Response to Ofsted's scrutiny of support staff in the classroom
  • HLTAs can take lead roles in managing and supporting other staff
  • Enables schools to make use of an HTLA's area of expertise
  • Less disruption for pupils in the short-term absence of teachers
  • Research shows well trained and well deployed support staff do make a difference

Course structure:

  • 2 days attendance at college
  • Submission of a portfolio of evidence
  • One visit in the workplace by a qualified assessor

Entry requirements:

  • Currently employed as a Teaching Assistant in a school
  • Recognised qualification at Level 2 or above in English and Maths (physical proof will be required)
  • A declaration from the candidate agreeing they currently meet or are working towards HLTA standards
  • A signed declaration from your Headteacher in which they agree to support you through the programme

Apply for this course

Start date: 15/11/2024

Course code
PTC723824T/1/A1
Level
Other
Location
Truro College
Duration
2 day
Start time
09:30 - 16:30
Fee
£850

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What you could earn

  • Secondary Education Teaching Professionals
  • Higher Education Teaching Professionals
  • Further Education Teaching Professionals
  • Education Advisers and School Inspectors
  • Inspectors of Standards and Regulations
  • Careers Advisers and Vocational Guidance Specialists
  • School Secretaries
  • Teaching Assistants
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£54,765

Entry Level Salary

£19,994

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£18,600

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£6,630

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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