We are delighted to announce that the Babcock 4S business has been acquired by Strictly Education.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Status

Strictly Education 4S are part of the HLTA National Assessment Partnership (HNAP), and as HNAP we have the combined experience of assessing candiates since 2003, when the status was intorduced, and have been responsible for the assessment of more than 53,000 HLTAs nationwide.

HLTA status can only be awarded through the HLTA National Assessment Partnership.  If you are in London or south east England you will need to access the preparation and assessment through Strictly Education 4S to enable you to achieve 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 benefit 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 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, 3 day preparation and 1/2 day school assessment.

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

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: 01306 320120
Email: andrew.lucas@strictlyeducation4s.co.uk

Chris Larkin
Programme Manager

HLTA of the Year 2019

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

As the regional winners for London and south east England Chris and Michelle will now join the 7 other regional winners at the national awards taking place in Westminster on Monday 18th November. The 9 regional winners will go on a tour of the Houses of Parliament before gathering for the announcement of the national HLTA of the Year 2019. Good luck to all 9 regional winners and fingers crossed for Chris & Michelle.

Strictly Education 4S will again be hosting the London and south east England regional HLTA of the year finals in 2020, for information please contact the Strictly Education HLTA team on: 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. 

HLTA Preparation courses 2019/2020
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Further details and application form

For further information and an application form please contact the HLTA team at Strictly Education 4S

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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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