HTQs are new and existing level 4 and 5 qualifications that have gained approval by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) to be accredited as HTQs. This means they’ve been quality marked by IfATE as meeting employer-led occupational standards.
In a nutshell, HTQs have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses, so that students get the specific training, knowledge and skills required for their chosen career.
The curriculum for each HTQ has been created to reflect what employers have said they need from their future employees. This makes them a high-quality alternative to other routes, such as apprenticeships, traineeships or standard Bachelor Degrees.
A HTQ in itself is not a qualification, it’s an accreditation or quality mark. There are different types of qualifications that can be accredited as a HTQ, such as:
Not all diplomas, certificates and foundation degrees are approved HTQs, so make sure you look out for the HTQ logo.
A HTQ is a nationally-recognised and high-quality route for those looking for in-demand job roles. IfATE describes them as ‘prestigious’ qualifications that ‘meet employer needs’.
UCO excel in giving students a close-knit and supportive learning environment, centred around one-to-one and personalised support.
We have a great track record of high-achieving students, and studying at a higher level locally provides significant savings on costs like accommodation and travel. UCO received an Overall Satisfaction Score of 89 per cent for 2022, which is 12.5 per cent above average.
“HTQs have been developed with employers to ensure maximum employability, helping you secure your dream career”
A HTQ can be a stepping-stone to a number of different options. You can:
All of the HTQ courses we currently offer here at UCO are listed below. Once you’ve found your ideal course, you will be able to see the entry requirements on the course page. If you can’t see a HTQ course that’s right for you don’t worry, we offer a wide-range of courses here at UCO.
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You can see all of our courses which have been accredited as a Higher Technical Qualification below.