HLTA North would like to recognise the amazing contribution all support staff have made to ensure the safe running of schools and the well being of children and young people during the Covid 19 pandemic. We hear stories every day of what you have achieved during these difficult and strange times and would like to add our thanks for the valuable work you are doing as front line workers to keep children and young people safe and for making sure their learning continues.

Preparation for Assessment

Using their experience of HLTA preparation and the needs of support staff, the majority of Preparers in our regions now offer HLTA preparation courses online delivering ‘live’ virtual classroom sessions as alternatives to the traditional 3-day face to face preparation; the feedback from candidates has been very positive. See Course information for details.

Assessments

As a Regional Provider of HLTA Assessment, we too have had to adapt our processes and since March 2020 all our assessors have carried out assessments online using the technologies available. This will continue for the foreseeable future.

Administration and Results

Our administrative base is located at Leeds Beckett University and in line with government guidance to keep ourselves and colleagues safe (March 2020), all administrative systems within the university have now been operating remotely for over a year. Unfortunately, this has meant all university office buildings, including those used by administrative staff from HLTA North, have been temporarily shut and, as a consequence, our normal processes have been subject to delays beyond our control. We therefore ask for patience and understanding from all our service users, apologise for any inconvenience the delays have caused for individuals, and reassure everyone that we will endeavour to answer queries and issue results as promptly as possible.

The work of everyone involved in the HLTA process – Preparers, Assessors, Administrators, Candidates, and school staff – is much appreciated. We are delighted at HLTA North that we have been able to continue to award HLTA status every month to successful candidates during this difficult year, and look forward to continuing this work throughout 2021 and into 2022.

The Management Team, HLTA North, 27th April 2021

Additional Information for Assessors

Additional Information for Preparers