Introduction to HTQs
HTQs are technical qualifications that employers have helped develop so you can get the right training and skills you need to succeed at work.
HTQs are an alternative to apprenticeships or degrees. They may suit you if you want a more practical, employer-led study programme.
You can study HTQs full time or part time. They are usually taught at colleges, universities or independent training providers.
Please watch this introduction to HTQs from Dan Bown, Director: Institute of Technology & Higher Technical Education.
What are the benefits of studying a HTQ?
Practical Skills Emphasis: HTQ programmes prioritise hands-on training and practical application of knowledge. They aim to equip students with the specific skills required to excel in a particular industry or technical domain.
Industry Relevance: HTQ programmes are designed to align closely with industry needs and requirements. They often incorporate input from employers and industry professionals to ensure that graduates are well-prepared for the workforce and can contribute effectively in their chosen field.
Technical Depth: HTQ programmes delve deeply into the technical aspects of a specific discipline, providing a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. They cover advanced concepts, tools, and methodologies relevant to the field.
Career-Focused Approach: HTQ programmes are geared towards preparing students for specific career paths or roles within a particular industry. They provide specialised knowledge and skills that can directly translate into job opportunities in the targeted field.
Fast-Track Option: In some cases, HTQ programmes offer an accelerated pathway for individuals who wish to gain advanced technical skills and enter the workforce more quickly compared to traditional degree programmes. These programmes often focus on specific skills or areas of expertise.
Flexibility and Accessibility: HTQ programmes may offer flexible learning options, such as part-time or online courses, to accommodate individuals who are already working or have other commitments. This flexibility allows learners to acquire technical qualifications while managing their personal or professional responsibilities.