A higher level teaching assistant (HLTA) is a teaching assistant who has greater responsibilities in their role as a result of additional training and development. The HLTA role pays a higher salary than the standard teaching assistant role and is a great development aim for teaching assistants looking to advance in their careers.
Find out how much you could earn as a higher level teaching assistant (HLTA) in this month’s article.
Teaching assistant salary expectation
Full-time, permanent TAs can expect to earn the following salaries:
Level 1: £17,364
Level 2: 18,000-20,000
Level 3 and those with additional specialisms or SEN responsibilities: £25,000+
Higher level teaching assistants refer to those who have advanced to level 2 or level 3. It’s important to remember that salaries will vary from school to school.
So exactly how much will a HTLA make?
The median salary for an HLTA in the UK is £23,400 yearly or £12 per hour. The most experienced workers make up to £28,917 per year.
What additional responsibilities will an HLTA have?
HLTAs get paid more than standard teaching assistants because of the extra responsibilities they take on.
In addition to having all the same responsibilities as a lower level teaching assistant, a HLTA will also:
- Work as a cover supervisor
- Cover lessons if required
How do I become an HLTA?
HLTAs are teaching assistants who have undergone additional training and development. If you wish to become a qualified HLTA, we strongly recommend completing the Level 4 Certificate in Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA).
The Level 4 qualification is for learners who are currently employed in a teaching assistant role and wish to progress to Higher Level Teaching Assistant status.
To complete this course, you’ll need to be observed working in a school with children, but thanks to CTC Training’s flexible online learning platform, you can complete the online portion of the course from anywhere in the world and on a schedule that suits you.
Learners have 12 months to complete this course, though most will complete it in 5-6 months. Enrol with CTC and you can complete the course on a schedule that suits you.
CTC Training offers the Level 4 Certificate in Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) among our wide range of qualifications. Enrol today and you’ll gain access to our 24/7 student portal where you can view course content and upload assessments at your leisure. You’ll also be assigned a named tutor who will provide help and advice throughout the duration of the course should you need it.
Start your journey to becoming an HLTA today. Enrol with CTC Training.