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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Cost: £450.00+vat
Typical Duration: 6-12 months

Possible Job Role: Teaching Assistant, Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Course Overview

Higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) do all the things that teaching assistants do, but with an increased level of responsibility. For example, HLTAs may be responsible for covering planned absences, teaching classes on their own, and covering for teachers’ planning and marking time. With the support of a classroom teacher, they will plan, prepare and deliver teaching to classes, or small groups or individuals. They may also manage other staff, lead on projects, communicate with parents and carers, or have a specialist curriculum area. The HLTA programme has been designed to specifically support the development of HLTAs and is a nationally recognised qualification.

Qualification Achieved

On completion of this qualification, you will hold a Level 4 Certificate for Higher Level Teaching Assistant.


The role may act as a gateway to further career and training opportunities, including, but not limited to:

  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Subject Specialist 
  • Teacher

Learning & Assessment

Learners will be assigned a dedicated tutor and delivery will be through a blended learning approach, which could include self-study, remote delivery, and face to face delivery.