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Higher Level Teaching Assistant courses

Leeds Trinity University > Higher Level Teaching Assistant courses
​​​​​​Leeds Trinity University has been providing Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) preparation courses for over ten years. We are one of the most established and highly regarded providers in the region and part of the HLTA National Assessment Partnership. We're also a key partner in the HLTA North​ consortium, which provides assessment and info​rmation for existing and aspiring HLTAs. 

Course structure

Our HLTA preparation courses give you the opportunity to​ learn from HLTA experts at venues across Yorkshire. Typically, the courses run over three or four days spread over a number of weeks.

We use the National HLTA Standards during the assessment and to verify HLTA status.

Download the National HLTA Standards 

Bespoke HLTA courses​

Schools and Teaching School Alliances (TSA) can gi​ve st​aff the opportunity to benefit from tailor-made HLTA courses essentially designed to work with the requirements of your workplace.

Download further information on the HLTA preparation course​ 

Entry requirements

In order to meet our entry requirements, applicants must be:
  • employed in an education setting​
  • have GCSE grade C or above or the equivalent in English and Mathematics (HLTA entry tests in English and Mathematics can be taken if you don't have GCSE grade C or above)

How to apply

Applications are welcomed from Teaching Assista​nts in all types of schools. Find a course and​ apply.

Direct applications

Candidates who have received a letter confirming a place on​ a programme can download the Pre-Course Checklist - please press cancel if you're asked for a password.

For details and costs of specific programmes and locations please use the links below.



Local Authority Partnerships

Those employed in Leeds schools can also contact the local authority to apply. 

Contact us

Whether you need further information, have a question or an application form query, our HLTA team will be able to help on +44 (0) 113 283 7100 ext 872 ​or​

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