Higher Technical Qualifications
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.
From September 2022, we will be delivering the HTQ in Computing from our brand-new City Campus Manchester where you will benefit from the latest cutting-edge facilities and equipment.
And, from September 2023 we'll be delivering HTQ's in Construction, with pathways to support you into either Site Management or Modern Construction Methods with a strong focus on using digital technology within the industry.
HTQ Frequently Asked Questions
What are Higher Technical Qualifications?
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.
Who are they suitable for?
- 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.
Why choose a HTQ over other qualifications?
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.
Achieve a high quality technical qualification equivalent to Level 4 and 5.
A qualification developed in collaboration with industry employers.
Learn practical skills and knowledge that you’ll need to succeed in the workplace.
Develop cutting edge skills that employers are looking for.
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