Hi all just wanted to share my HLTA assessment experience for those going through it ! I started in November and had two training days. One in November and one in December. I found the course very useful and was able to complete the tasks quite easily. I was able to use recent interventions and had been in charge of a class several times. The evidence folder took me the most time. But that was partly because I organised it into sections and clearly labelled each piece of evidence. My assessment day was two months after my December meeting. The emailed me the timetable before hand so I could speak to the Head and my teacher and prewarn them ! I advised him of the parking situation before the day so that he would be aware. On the day I met him at the door and introduced him to the Head. He was pleasant, friendly and not at all how I thought ! The questions were tricky and made me think but if you are an experienced TA you will be fine ! He spoke to the Head and my teacher. They both said he was very thorough !! He liked my evidence folder becaus he could find things easily. The last interview with me was quick. I knew then that I had passed but had to wait a month to get my certificate and confirmation. These were sent to the school. It took four months from start to finish. It was pressured at times but overall I did enjoy it and feel it is well worth going though. Good luck to anyone going through it or thinking about it !