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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

HLTA Team
Strictly Education 4S
No 1 Pixham End
Pixham Lane
Dorking
Surrey
RH4 1QA

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 - Nominations now open!

The sixth annual London & south east England regional HLTA of the year awards were held at the Strictly Education offices in Leatherhead on Friday, 28th September 2018.

We were overwhelmed with the number of nominations received in 2018.  All nominations were judged by a senior HLTA moderation panel and 9 finalists were selected and invited to the regional finals.  Well done to all those who were nominated and a special well done to the regional finalists.  A special congratulations go the the winner for London and the winner for south east England who joined the 7 other regional winners at the Natonal HLTA of the Year finals that took place in Westminster on 19th November 2018.



8 of the 9 regional winners along with (left: Chris Larkin, HLTA project manager & right: Andrew Lucas, London and SE HLTA co-ordinator)

The 2018 regional finals were inspirational & enlightening.  Strictly Education 4S are now welcoming nominations for our 2019 London & south east England regional HLTA of the Year award.  The regional finalists will be invited to the 2019 regional finals that are to take place at Denbies Wine Estate on Friday 11th October (12pm - 2pm).

2019 HLTA of the Year application deadline is 9am Friday 20th September.  All nominations will be reviewed by a panel and all regional finalists will be contaced and receive an offical invite to the regional final by 1st October.  For further information and nomination details please email:  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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