Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Status

Strictly Education 4S are part of the HLTA National Assessment Partnership (HNAP).  HNAP have the combined experience of assessing candiates since 2003, when the status was introduced, and have been responsible for the assessment of in excess of 60, 000 HLTAs.

HLTA status can only be awarded through the HLTA National Assessment Partnership.  Teaching Assistants working in schools in London, south east / south west England, Essex, Suffolk or Hertfordshire will need to access the preparation and assessment via Strictly Education 4S to enable the achievement of HLTA status.

We hope you will find the information on this website useful as you seek to find out more about HLTA status. The Strictly Education 4S HLTA team is always pleased to help with individual enquiries.

Before making a decision of whether HLTA is right for you please read through the Why HLTA document listing some benefits to both the candidate as an individual and to the school. All candidates must check they have the relevant level 2 (equivalent to GCSE A*-C, 9-4, grade) maths and English qualification certificates before applying. Please refer to our Level 2 document outlining some of the qualifications we are able to accept.

The process of HLTA follows 9 clearly set out steps Step by Step and is made up of two main elements, online preparation and remote school assessment.

Any candidate wishing to gain HLTA status must meet the 33 national HLTA standards

HLTA COVID-19 update (July 2020)

During the current Coronavirus / COVID-19 situation, HLTA will by necessity look different.  In line with the national assessment board for HLTA (HNAP) we are adjusting the operations for provision of HLTA preparation and assessment.  During the current situation in order to protect the health and well-being of us all, we have cancelled all face to face preparation delivery and all school face to face assessment visits. 

To ensure HLTA can continue, we will be delivering HLTA preparation online and during the autumn term will be completing assessments, where possible, remotely.  For further details on the online programme available please contact the HLTA team HLTA@strictlyeducation4s.co.uk

The HLTA team will be working from home but phone lines are diverted and e-mail (HLTA@strictlyeducation4s.co.uk) is accessible across the team.

HLTA preparation and assessment FAQ's (March 2020)

Contact Us

Strictly Education 4S
No 1 Pixham End
Pixham Lane

T: 01306 320120
E: hlta@strictlyeducation4s.co.uk

Meet the HLTA Team

Andrew Lucas
HLTA Senior Assessment administator                                     
Tel: 07732 687487
Email: andrew.lucas@strictlyeducation4s.co.uk

Chris Larkin
Programme Manager
Email: chris.larkin@strictlyeducation4s.co.uk

HLTA of the Year 2019 - London HLTA wins national award

Strictly Education 4S were delighted to host to 7th annual London and south east England HLTA of the Year regional finals at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking on Friday, 11th October 2019.

We were overwhelmed with the number of nominations received in 2019. All nominations were judged by a senior HLTA moderation panel and 16 of the nominees were invited to the regional finals.

A special congrutulations go to the two regional winners.
- London: Chris Mozo from New River College in Islington
- South east England: Michelle Massimo from Kingswood Primary school in Surrey

Monday 18th November 2019 - HLTA of the year national final - Westminster
As the regional winners Chris & Michelle, along with the 7 other regional winners, were invited to the national awards in Westminster.  The 9 regional winners were given a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament before gathering for the announcement of the national winner.

Strictly Education 4S are delighted to confirm that Chris Mozo from New River College; Islington was confirmed as the National HLTA of the Year 2019.  Congratulations to Chris.

To find out more about the amazing work Chris does, and why he won the award please click here.

Strictly Education 4S will again be hosting the London and south east regional HLTA of the Year finals in 2020, for information please contact Strictly Education HLTA team: HLTA@strictlyeducation4s.co.uk

Appeals Process

In the unlikely event that a candidate is unhappy about the final outcome of their assessment, there is an appeals process that is clearly followed. In the first instance, we recommend contacting the Strictly Education 4S HLTA team direct. However, the appeals process is available on request.  The appeal must come directly from the candidate.  Appeals can only be made on the basis of appealing against the process and not the outcome. 

Spring term 2021 - Online HLTA preparation courses
View the course list here
Download the HLTA application form
HLTA application form

Further details

For any further information please contact the HLTA team at Strictly Education 4S

Contact Strictly Education 4S

Costs for HLTA 3 day preparation and 1/2 day assessment

£748.80 per candidate. (Preparation £249 plus VAT & Assessment £450)

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