Do it all with a
Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ)

Want to learn the right skills for your sector, but with education that works for you? From September 2022, you can with a Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) in Digital, Health or Sport.

Higher Technical Qualifications are new foundation degrees approved against occupational standards in their sector. They’ve been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to offer training, knowledge and skills for various sectors.

If you’re looking for technical skills at levels 4 or 5, an HTQ could be right for you.

Did you know?

We are one of the few national providers that offer Higher Technical Qualifications.

HTQs are just one of the ways we can help you grow in your career.

Learn the right skills for your sector

  • Huge sector skills gaps mean technical skills are now needed more than before
  • Study a Level 4 or Level 5 qualification that teaches the skills employers want
  • Unlock highly-skilled, highly-paid jobs you can jump straight into
  • Progress to further study if you want to pursue a degree or top-up degree

How are HTQs different to apprenticeships?

  • HTQs and apprenticeships are based on the same employer designed standards, but will suit different learning styles
  • Apprenticeships are paid work, suitable for learners who know what occupation they want to pursue and wish to train ‘on the job’
  • HTQs offer a more flexible learning approach and are largely classroom based

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Our Higher Technical Qualifications include the following courses:

HTQ Accredited Foundation Degree with HTQ Mapped
Cybersecurity Technologist HTQ Cyber Security Foundation Degree
Data Analyst HTQ Computer Science Foundation Degree
Network Engineer HTQ Cyber Security Foundation Degree
Software Developer HTQ Software Development Foundation Degree
Software Tester HTQ Software Development Foundation Degree
Healthcare Assistant Practitioner HTQ Assistant Practitioner (Healthcare) Foundation Degree
Health Play Specialist HTQ Health Play Specialism Foundation Degree
Sport Coach HTQ Physical Education and Sports Coaching Foundation Degree

Learn more about the full role of Higher Technical Qualifications