What are HTQs?
Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) offer a high-quality route for students to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for roles in demand from employers.
Approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, these qualifications are aimed at both college and school leavers or those retraining and upskilling.
HTQs are based on the same employer developed occupational standards as apprenticeships but don’t require employment as an apprentice.
- A high-quality alternative to other routes, such as apprenticeships, traineeships or degrees
- Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education approved qualifications
The Open University is among the first to offer HTQs, with three approved courses aimed at those wishing to pursue careers in software development, network engineering, or nursing.