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Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

  • ID:UNIC440157
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Term:£417.50
  • LivingFee/Term:£4,000.00
  • TuitionFee/Term:£417.50
  • LivingFee/Term:£4,000.00
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • have the endorsement of your headteacher who knows that you must have opportunities to take whole classes and that they and a teacher in the school will be interviewed by an assessor about how you meet the HLTA standards in the normal course of your work
  • be able to prove that you have advanced the learning of pupils when working with whole classes without the presence of an assigned teacher, in addition to individuals and small groups
  • have achieved a nationally recognised qualification at level 2 or above in English/literacy and mathematics/numeracy in accordance with Standard 11 of the HLTA Standards

English requirement

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)

Course Information



This course is designed to support teaching assistants and other school support staff to progress to the role of Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), recognising your experience and the specialist support you offer to your workplace.

HLTAs work under the guidance of a teacher within clearly defined roles and responsibilities relevant to their own educational settings. They are experienced practitioners who offer specialist support for learning. A HLTA in a primary school, for example, might give support across the curriculum but with particular expertise to support progress in numeracy, literacy, music or art and design.

HLTAs are highly skilled and have good knowledge of specific aspects of the curriculum. You will be able to undertake whole class teaching activities under the guidance of a teacher, with teachers remaining the leaders and experts in the classroom. The particular responsibilities of an individual HLTA is decided by the school management.

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Pre Courses

You may be required to complete an English Language course or Foundation program before being able to enrol on to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program.

  • Pre-sessional English Program (PEP)
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Pathway Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Careers in education
  • Teaching assistant

Ability to settle

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