Programmes & Events

May 2018

The Barnsley HLTA Programme (Higher Level Teaching Assistant)

Partners in Learning are excited to announce that we will be offering The Barnsley HLTA Programme for Teaching Assistants in April 2018. We will be working in partnership with Tykes Teaching School to offer this programme.

The programme’s aim is to assist candidates in preparing a portfolio of evidence to show they are meeting these standards. 

The basic entry requirements are as follows:

  • Level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Relevant experience
  • Evidence that candidates are regularly involved in whole class unsupported teaching
  • Evidence that candidates are regularly involved in planning and preparing lessons
  • Candidates have the head teacher’s support

It is important to note that Teaching Assistants applying for the programme should already be meeting higher level standards.

In addition candidates who achieve Barnsley HLTA status will also be eligible to access Huddersfield University’s course programme ‘Learning Support BA (Hons)’ credited with one module (equivalent to 30 credits).

Dates as follows:

  • Day 1 – Thursday 3rd May 2018 - 9.30am – 3.00pm
  • Day 2 – Thursday 17th May 2018- 9.30am – 3.00pm
  • Day 3 – Thursday 12th June 2018 - 9.30am – 3.00pm
  • Day 4 – Thursday 12th July 2018 - 9.30am – 3.00pm (an opportunity to complete tasks) 

Price of this programme 

This programme will cost £425.00 per candidate.

Terms and Conditions 

By completing the registration form below you will be accepting the Partners in Learning Terms and Conditions for all programmes and events. A copy of the terms and conditions can be requested from

  • Venue Hoyland Common Primary School
  • Start date 03/05/18
  • Time 09:30
  • Trainers Karen Hartshorne, Programme Development Manager, Tykes Teaching School
  • Audience Teaching Assistants (Primary and Secondary)
“The safeguarding health check was incredibly useful. Dr Mujahid Ali was extremely knowledgeable and thorough. He fully explored our school systems and processes. He also made practical suggestions and shared some useful documentation which will allow us to improve our practice further. I feel that we are in a really good position as a school now to answer to an inspection team".
Helena Honeybone - Town Field Primary School