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

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 - Applications open

The sixth annual HLTA of the Year London and south east awards were held at the Strictly Education offices in Leatherhead on Friday, 28th September. 

Well done to all those nominated and the 9 HLTAs who were shortlisted for the finals.  Congratulations to the winners for London and south east England who will now be joing the other 7 national regionals winners going forward to the National finals that are being held in Westminster on 19th November.

After an inspirational and enlightening event this year we are now welcoming nominations for our 2019 London and south east HLTA of the Year event, which is to be held at a date to be confirmed in the summer term of 2019.

For further information and nomination details please email: HLTA@strictlyeducation4s.co.uk




Contact Us

Strictly Education 4S
No 1 Pixham End
Pixham Lane

T: 01306 320120
E: 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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