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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) preparation courses

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

Online HLTA programme

We are pleased to announce that Leeds Trinity will be running an online version of the HLTA programme during the Autumn term 2020. The programme will combine supported and self-directed study with online materials and webinars.
Please click on the link below for further details and the application form.

National HLTA Standards

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

Entry requirements

Applications are welcomed from Teaching Assista​nts in all types of schools. In order to meet the 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 do not have GCSE grade C or above or an equivalent qualification)

Confirmation of application

Candidates who have received a letter confirming a place on​ a programme can download the Pre-Course Checklist.

Looking ahead

When the current situation returns to normal, we plan to resume our external face-to-face programmes. Our 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, in the following locations:

  • Huddersfield
  • Harrogate
  • Wakefield, Doncaster and Barnsley area
  • Leeds (applications for the face-to-face Leeds programme are operated by the local authority on our behalf. Please contact Jenny Davis on 0113 378 6747, or email: jennifer.davis@leeds.gov.uk

Details of our partners who provide courses in Bradford, York, Sheffield, Liverpool and elsewhere across the north of England can be found on the HLTA North website.