HLTA On-line Preparation for Assessment Programme

  • Training to become a higher level teaching assistant is a great way for TAs to increase their responsibility and improve their salary.
  • Deadline for applications - 31st January

The HLTA On-line Programme will ensure that candidates:

  • understand the HLTA standards and the HLTA preparation and assessment process
  • understand how to demonstrate that they meet the standards in their response forms and the   evidence provided for the assessor, both documentary and verbal
  • understand how to complete the required documentation and are well prepared for the assessment interviews

    The Concordia HLTA Preparation for Assessment Programme incorporates a series of structured online teaching sessions, 1:1 tutorials with added support by email or telephone contact when necessary. It provides bespoke advice and support designed to meet the individual needs and circumstances of the candidates. Delivery will be by means of a series of Microsoft Skype, Teams sessions held at an agreed time/date that is acceptable to both trainer and candidate.

    The programme will provide:

  • Information about the assessment process
  • Activities and resources that builds familiarity and understanding of the 33 HLTA standards
  • Guidance on the assessment tasks, including the completion of the written tasks and evidence file
  • Feedback to candidates on their progress
  • Opportunities to ask questions and to raise issues
  • 1:1 Support and advice during the sessions, by email or telephone if required.
  • Preparation for the on-line assessment interviews and submission of documentation to the assessor
  • Support for candidates when arranging their on-line assessment



  1. Concordia Online HLTA Preparation for Assessment Programme     

REAL Trust Members                                                                          £300.00

           Non REAL Trust members                                                                  £380.00


      2.  HLTA Assessment                                                                                  £450.00

           (payable to Leeds Beckett University)



For those candidates who do not have qualification certificates at Level 2 in Maths and/or English there will be an opportunity during the 3 Day Programme to take the Carnegie (Leeds Beckett University) HLTA Entry tests in Maths and English.  These can then be used in application for assessment against HLTA Standard 11. Costs are £25 per test, £40 if taking both tests


For further Information and Application Forms please contact:


Polly Winn      


email     Mob   07743 845831

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Concordia Training (Bernice Collier)

Polly Winn M.Ed.

HLTA Preparer for Assessment and Assessor

I have worked for many years both as a Class Teacher and latterly as a Primary Headteacher. As a Senior Manager and Headteacher  I successfully developed the roles and status of all support staff; administration, teaching, and site management, culminating in gaining several awards for my work (Investor in People and a National Training Award).

Following this, I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at Edgehill University (Project Manager, HLTA Specialist Secondary Maths and Science Programme) During this time, I delivered the HLTA Preparation for Assessment Programme and undertook many HLTA Assessments.

Now working with HLTA North (Leeds Beckett University), I have since continued this work and have supported many Teaching Assistants across the North West of England in successfully gaining the HLTA Status. I am passionate in my work helping  experienced Teaching Assistants progress their own professional development and helping them attain formal recognition of their experience, expertise, skills, and knowledge by gaining HLTA Status.

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