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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 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.

National HLTA Standards

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

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.

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.

Direct applications

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

For details and costs of specific programmes and locations please see the information below.

HLTA programmes and locations

Locations are below. Dates of courses will be published as they are available.

Enquiries should be made to the Heads of School Administration office at Leeds Trinity on 0113 283 7100 or sent by email to hlta@leedstrinity.ac.uk


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Local Authority Partnerships

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