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Watch the video detailing our services and listen to the experiences of successful HLTAs.

The University of Chester is pleased to announce the dates of this year’s HLTA Preparation Course, in conjunction with HLTA North. The University has made the decision to continue the online provision of teaching and learning by adopting a virtual classroom approach using Microsoft Teams.

Course dates for 2021:

  • Tuesday 28th September 2021
  • Tuesday 12th October 2021
  • Tuesday 2nd November 2021
  • Tuesday 16th November 2021
  • Tuesday 30th November 2021
  • Tuesday 11th January 2022

All sessions take place from 1pm to 4pm.

The Process

  • 1st Step: Email a.devane@chester.ac.uk to register your interest and receive a full information pack.

  • 2nd Step: Complete the Initial Needs Analysis and Application Forms.

  • 3rd Step: Attend the Preparation course via our Virtual classroom over six afternoons.

  • 4th Step: Assessment by Regional Provider of Assessment (HLTA North). This involves a 3 hour visit to your workplace by the Assessor to interview you, your Headteacher/Representative and another qualified Teacher, to verify the evidence in your written tasks. (N.B. there is NO classroom observation).

Funding

Some candidates are funded, either in full or part, by their employers as part of the commitment to continuing professional development for all staff. 

Others are self-funded, seeing the HLTA status as an investment which enhances their career prospects and a tool to open the door to new opportunities.

Programme Structure:

Learning:

6 day (afternoons only) prescribed course via Microsoft Teams.

Assessment:

Assessment by Regional Provider of Assessment (HLTA North). This involves a 3 hour visit to your workplace by the Assessor to interview you, your Headteacher/Representative and another qualified Teacher, to verify the evidence in your written tasks. (N.B. there is NO classroom observation).

Careers:

Many candidates take on interesting and challenging roles within their own schools.

Entry requirements:

To gain HLTA status you have to have achieved a nationally recognised qualification at level 2 or above in English/literacy and mathematics/numeracy.

Relevant qualifications are those recognised nationally as being equivalent to level 2 of the national qualifications framework (NQF).

At the start of preparation for assessment, candidates must provide original certificates as proof of having gained relevant level 2 qualifications. It is important to identify in the training needs analysis if you still need to gain your level 2 qualification

Contact

For admission enquiries:

Ashleigh Devane  (Administrator)

T:  01244 512 675

E: a.devane@chester.ac.uk