Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Preparation Training

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Preparation Training

Courses are face to face sessions.


The HLTA course  consists of three non-consecutive sessions, held at Margaret McMillan Tower,  and comes at a cost of £360.  A further Assessment fee of £450 is payable to Carnegie Leaders of Learning for the costs of the independent assessment on behalf of HLTA North. Passing the assessment after the course leads to the award of the HLTA status which is nationally recognised.. The assessment consists of written assignments and interviews and the course dates are spaced out to allow work to be completed between the sessions.

Prior to attendance at a course applicants must have a GCSE Grade C in English and Maths or level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy and be in possession of the original certificates. If an applicant does not have this qualification, or cannot prove it, then there is now the opportunity to sit tests for both Literacy and Numeracy that will give the right to access the course. Please note that this will not give a valid level 2 qualification for any other purpose. The tests are £25 each or £40 for both, payable to Carnegie Leaders of Learning, and can be arranged using the contact details below.

Below are the two forms (Application form and Diagnostic form) required to apply for the HLTA course. Also below is a copy of the information pack that will help you with your application. Please ensure you have the Headteachers' agreement and that you have a Level 2 or higher qualification in Maths and English (see information pack for more details), have your original certificates and proof of any change of name, e.g., marriage certificate, since you passed the qualification.

Autumn Term Course 2022
Day 1:  30 September;  Day 2 13 October; Day 3  10 November - all sessions from 9.30am -3.30pm 


Drinks are provided but candidates will need to purchase lunch from the trolley service or bring it with them. 


For further information on the next course or any enquiries on the HLTA course or application process please contact Evelyn Haigh on 01274 439400 or evelyn.haigh@bradford.gov.uk 

All applications for this courses should be sent direct to me at the email address below or posted to Evelyn Haigh, 2nd Floor, Margaret McMillan Tower, Prince's Way, Bradford, BD1 1NN

HLTA Application form 

HLTA Diagnostic Form

HLTA Information Pack




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