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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Scheme

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status provides an opportunity to recognise the levels of knowledge, skills and understanding that many school support staff have and the valuable contribution that they make to raising standards in schools. The Scheme is undertaken by assessing a portfolio of evidence presented by candidates to determine whether they meet the HLTA standards.

THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

The Welsh Government awards HLTA status twice a year via an assessment route. The assessment programme is carried out by the four consortia on behalf of the Welsh Government. Places are available to applicants from the six GwE consortium Authorities (Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd and Isle of Anglesey). The Scheme is funded by Welsh Government.

HOW DO I BECOME A HLTA?

You need to ensure that you meet the Professional Standards at the time of application.

STEP ONE: GAINING SUPPORT FROM THE SCHOOL

The role of the school in supporting candidates throughout the process is crucial. The headteacher will need to support individual applications to pursue HLTA status and the support of other colleagues will be needed in the process leading up to, and during, preparation and assessment for HLTA status.

STEP TWO: ATTENDING AN INFORMATION SESSION WITH YOUR HEADTEACHER, MANAGER OR MENTOR

You’re welcome to attend any of the sessions listed below, which will provide you with information about the Scheme and give you an opportunity to ask further questions.

[Cohort 2: 2018-2019]

TIME DATE VENUE LINK TO EVENTBRITE
4:15pm – 5:00pm Tuesday, 8 January 2019 Bodhyfryd School, Wrexham https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sesiwn-wybodaeth-calu-hlta-information-session-tickets-52933359102
4:15pm – 5:00pm Wednesday, 9 January 2019 Emrys ap Iwan School, Abergele https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sesiwn-wybodaeth-calu-hlta-information-session-tickets-52933006046
4:15pm – 5:00pm Wednesday, 9 January 2019 Plas Menai, Caernarfon https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sesiwn-wybodaeth-calu-hlta-information-session-tickets-52932924803
4:15pm – 5:00pm Thursday, 10 January 2019 Glanrafon School, Mold https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sesiwn-wybodaeth-calu-hlta-information-session-tickets-52660791846
4:15pm – 5:00pm Thursday, 10 January 2019 Council Offices Dolgellau [Meeting Room 2] CANCELLED


You’re welcome to attend any one of the above sessions.

Should you require any further information, please contact:

hlta@gwenorth.wales
01286 679976

Your Headteacher/mentor/manager is also strongly encouraged to attend.

STEP THREE: APPLYING FOR HLTA ASSESSMENT

Welsh Government now invites applications for assessment twice annually.

  • To gain HLTA status each candidate needs to meet all of the professional standards for HLTA status and be able to provide evidence from his/her work in the preceding year.
  • This includes having nationally recognised qualifications in Welsh or English literacy and numeracy at level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This is equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above. Candidates must provide proof and the details of the qualifications.Please see further information about how to gain a Level 2 qualification:
ANGLESEY AND GWYNEDD – English ANGLESEY AND GWYNEDD – Mathematics  CONWY AND DENBIGHSHIRE – Coleg Llandrillo Courses
 Flintshire – Skills for Adults Leaflet Wrexham – Skills for Adults Leaflet
  • Those applying for the assessment route will already have considerable knowledge, experience and skills relative to the Professional Standards. This will enable candidates to proceed quickly to final assessment.
  • Candidates must be able to attend three briefing days and take part in an assessment at their school. The Scheme is funded by Welsh Government, but supply costs are not met.

Round 2 HLTA Application Pack 2018 – 2019

A0 – HLTA National Requirements 2018-2019

A1 – Literacy Numeracy Guidance 2018-19

A2 – Headteacher Briefing Note 2018-19

A5 – HLTA – Application form 2018-2019

Application forms should be completed and sent to GwE by 1:00pm on Friday, 01 February 2019.

(FAO Marian Williams)
GwE
Penrallt
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL55 1BN

HLTA Programme: Information Session – 2018-2019
Please see below a copy of the presentation given at the HLTA Information Sessions that were held recently:
HLTA Information Sessions – 2018-2019

Contact

For further details, please contact:
Marian Wyn Williams [hlta@gwenorth.wales] (01286) 679976

 



Professional Learning

National HLTA Conference

FRIDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 2019 – VENUE CYMRU, LLANDUDNO

 

 

REGISTER THROUGH G6.

 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Scheme

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status provides an opportunity to recognise the levels of knowledge, skills and understanding that many school support staff have and the valuable contribution that they make to raising standards in schools. The Scheme is undertaken by assessing a portfolio of evidence presented by candidates to determine whether they meet the HLTA standards.

THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

The Welsh Government awards HLTA status twice a year via an assessment route. The assessment programme is carried out by the four consortia on behalf of the Welsh Government. Places are available to applicants from the six GwE consortium Authorities (Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd and Isle of Anglesey). The Scheme is funded by Welsh Government.

HOW DO I BECOME A HLTA?

You need to ensure that you meet the Professional Standards at the time of application.

STEP ONE: GAINING SUPPORT FROM THE SCHOOL

The role of the school in supporting candidates throughout the process is crucial. The headteacher will need to support individual applications to pursue HLTA status and the support of other colleagues will be needed in the process leading up to, and during, preparation and assessment for HLTA status.

STEP TWO: ATTENDING AN INFORMATION SESSION WITH YOUR HEADTEACHER, MANAGER OR MENTOR

You’re welcome to attend any of the sessions listed below, which will provide you with information about the Scheme and give you an opportunity to ask further questions.

DATE TIME VENUE LINK TO REGISTER:
Thursday, 11 January 2018 4:15pm – 5:00pm Plas Menai, Felinheli Register Here!
Friday, 12 January 2018 4:15pm – 5:00pm Council Office, Penarlag, Dolgellau Register Here!
Monday, 15 January 2018 4:15pm – 5:00pm Ysgol Twm o’r Nant, Dinbych Register Here!
Monday, 15 January 2018 4:15pm – 5:00pm Ysgol Glanrafon, Mold Register Here!
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 4:15pm – 5:00pm Ysgol Bodhyfryd, Wrexham Register Here!
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 4:15pm – 5:00pm Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan, Abergele Register Here!

Your Headteacher/mentor/manager is also strongly encouraged to attend.

STEP THREE: APPLYING FOR HLTA ASSESSMENT

Welsh Government now invites applications for assessment twice annually.

  • To gain HLTA status each candidate needs to meet all of the professional standards for HLTA status and be able to provide evidence from his/her work in the preceding year.
  • This includes having nationally recognised qualifications in Welsh or English literacy and numeracy at level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This is equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above. Candidates must provide proof and the details of the qualifications.Please see further information about how to gain a Level 2 qualification:

 

    • (Representatives from local colleges will be present at the information sessions in January to give you more information).

 

  • Those applying for the assessment route will already have considerable knowledge, experience and skills relative to the Professional Standards. This will enable candidates to proceed quickly to final assessment.
  • Candidates must be able to attend three briefing days and take part in an assessment at their school. The Scheme is funded by Welsh Government, but supply costs are not met.

2017-2018 HLTA Application Pack

 

 

Application Forms should be completed and sent to your Consortium Office by 1:00pm on Wednesday, 31 January 2018.

(FAO Marian Williams)
GwE
Penrallt
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL55 1BN

Contact

For further information please contact: Marian Wyn Williams (hlta@gwenorth.wales) (01286) 679976

 

2 March 2018 – HLTA National Conference – POSTPONED UNTIL 9 MARCH 2018

Places limited to 2 HTLAs per school

Please see the final HLTA Conference programme.

 

APPLICATION PACK FOR THE 2016-2017 HLTA PROGRAMME

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Scheme

The HLTA Scheme in Wales is instrumental in identifying those who have the ability to take on roles with increased responsibility for supporting learners. The scheme has seen over 1,800 teaching assistants successfully gaining HLTA status. The scheme is undertaken by assessing a portfolio of evidence presented by candidates to determine that they meet the HLTA standards.

 

 

HLTA Programme: Information Session 2016-2017

Please see below a copy of the presentation given at the HLTA Information Sessions that were held recently.

 

Contact

 

For further information please contact:
Marian Wyn Williams (hlta@gwenorth.wales) (01286) 679976

 

2 March 2018 – HLTA National Conference – POSTPONED UNTIL 9 MARCH 2018

Places limited to 2 HTLAs per school

Please see the final HLTA Conference programme.