Hi, I've been looking everywhere and I seem to be finding mixed messages. Last year I was doing the PGCE, but with 3 weeks left of final placement I took a step back because both my health and the children's education was suffering. The school allowed me to continue those 3 weeks as more of a HLTA role with lots of observing other teachers in between. I am looking to repeat the 9 week placement that I 'failed' in the future, but not this year at least. A job has come up no too far from me for a HLTA position with very few details about the post on it! Is it worth applying even though I don't have HLTA status? I've looked at the 33 standards and I've either covered them during the PGCE placements or when I did the Early Years Teacher Status, and gaining HLTA status is something I would be looking to do in the future after I get QTS.