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Higher Technical Qualifications

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Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) provide an exciting new opportunity for students aged 18 and over.

Aimed at adults, the new route offers a high quality technical pathway to your career.

If you're already in employment, this qualification will equip you with the skills you need to progress further in your career. 

Our facilities have been developed to match our HTQ's offer - where you'll benefit from the latest cutting-edge facilities, equipment and digital technology to ensure you can seamlessly transition your skills into professional practice. 

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Explore our full range of Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) and short courses across a range of in-demand skilled sectors. 

HTQ Frequently Asked Questions

HTQs are Level 4 and 5 qualifications (such as HNDs/Foundation Degrees/Diploma HEs) that sit between A and T Levels and Degrees.

They’ve been approved against occupational standards in their sector so that you can get a head start in your career or further study. 

  • School or college leavers (18+) who are looking for an alternative to a degree or an apprenticeship.
  • Anyone looking to upskill and gain a qualification, whether you’re already in employment or looking to retrain.

Right now, there are huge technical skills gaps, meaning employers need people with technical skills more than ever before.

HTQs have been specifically developed with employers and businesses so that you’ll get the skills they’re looking for, unlocking high-skilled and highly paid jobs. What’s more, they are often shorter and cheaper than degrees. 

Find out more

Explore our dedicated Professional Development Hub, for more details on our Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) and short courses offer.

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