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Course dates for 2022-23

  • Tuesday 17th January 2023
  • Tuesday 31st January 2023
  • Tuesday 14th February 2023
  • Tuesday 7th March 2023
  • Tuesday 21st March 2023
  • Tuesday 25th April 2023

All sessions take place from 1pm to 4pm.

The Process

  1. Request information

    Email APPpartnership@chester.ac.uk to get more information, register your interest and request an application form.

  2. Apply

    Complete and return your application form.

  3. Preparation course

    Attend the Preparation course via our virtual classroom over six afternoons.

  4. 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).

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:

In order to be eligible for the programme and for HLTA assessment, applicants must:

  • be employed in a school
  • have the full support of their headteacher
  • attend all mandatory sessions of the course
  • have appropriate level 2 qualifications in English and Maths (these are normally GCSE grade C and above or Adult Literacy and Numeracy level 2).

As part of the application process, candidates must provide original certificates as proof of having gained level 2 qualifications in English and Maths. If a candidate does not have their original certificates, they can apply to the awarding body for replacement certificates or a confirmation of results letter. Awarding bodies normally make a charge for this service. If a candidate does not hold the necessary qualifications, access tests are available upon request (please note there is a fee per test).

Contact

For admission enquiries:

APP Administration Team

E: APPpartnership@chester.ac.uk