CSCJES - Central South Consortium Joint Education Service

Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA)

Thinking of becoming a HLTA?

What is HLTA Status?

  • Higher level teaching assistants undertake a wide variety of roles – some work across the curriculum, some act as specialist assistants for a specific subject or department – the work varies according to the needs, type and age-phase of the school.
  • In all cases HLTA have at least one specific area of expertise in the development of learning and well-being of children and young people.
  • In all cases HLTA work with individuals, small groups and whole classes to lead learning.
  • HLTA status is awarded by Welsh Government to individuals who have proved that they meet the current National Requirements for HLTA.

Candidates are required to have:

  • Achieved a qualification on first language Welsh or English / literacy and mathematics/numeracy at level 2 of the national qualifications framework equivalent to GCSE A-C, or above and they must be able to provide proof of the details of those qualifications
  • Sufficient experience to provide evidence that they meet the requirements in relation to the HLTA status
  • Have had experience of teaching a whole class without a teacher being present
  • The endorsement and support of the headteacher

Download the 2018-19 HLTA application pack here.

Timetable for HLTA 2018-19 Autumn Cohort Spring Cohort
Application Information available on line At all times At all times
Awareness Raising Sessions See above TBC
Closing date for Applications 06/07/2018 01/02/2019
Notify applicants of outcome w/c 16/07/2018 11/02/2019
HLTA Briefing Day 1 12/09/2018 w/c 04/03/2019
HLTA Briefing Day 2 26/09/2018 w/c 18/03/2019
HLTA Briefing Day 3 10/10/2018 w/c 01/04/2019
Closing date Tasks 05/11/2018 03/05/2019
HLTA Assessment Period 12/11/2018 - 30/11/2018 13/05/2019 - 14/06/2019
Outcome Letters to Candidates w/c 17/12/2018 08/07/2019