Higher Technical Qualification

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Higher Technical Qualification

Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) are new Level 4 and 5 qualifications that have been developed by employers. 

The HTQs we offer at University Centre Leeds are all foundation degrees, allowing students to gain both a foundation degree and a technical qualification. 

HTQs meet the occupational standards of their sector. This means that students get the exact training, knowledge and skills required for their chosen career.  

So, if you’re looking to gain the technical skills to enter a specific career, a HTQ could be right for you. 

An alternative to an apprenticeship or three-year Honours degree that puts emphasis on teaching students crucial technical skills that employers need. 

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  • Unlock highly-skilled, high paid roles in a variety of sectors 
  • Gain the most up-to-date sector knowledge and in-demand skills 

  • Those looking to gain a qualification and progress at work. 
  • Those wishing to change the direction of their career. 
  • Those looking for an employer-led study programme in their chosen sector. 

We offer Higher Technical Qualifications in Digital, Sport and Health. These are studied as two-year foundation degrees. 

Here's how it works: 

When you study this: 

You'll get a technical qualification in this: 

Business, Enterprise & Management Foundation Degree

Operations or Departmental Manager standard HTQ

Cyber Security Foundation Degree 

Network Engineer or Cyber Security HTQ 

Computer Science Foundation Degree 

Data Analyst HTQ 

Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Foundation Degree 

Healthcare Assistant Practitioner HTQ 

Health Play Specialism Foundation Degree 

Health Play Specialist HTQ 

Physical Education and Sports Coaching Foundation Degree 

Physical Education and Sports Coaching HTQ 


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