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Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs)

If you are looking for a more vocational programme which is designed and led by employers, the new Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) provide an alternative to degrees and apprenticeships. Independently approved against the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers say they need, these are:
technical qualifications at Levels 4 and 5 leading to high skilled and highly paid jobs in a wide range of sectors.

An ideal progression route from A-levels and T Levels, they are designed to give you a step up in your chosen career or to open doors to further study at Honours Degree level. For employers, they provide a trusted route to ensure their workforce is equipped for the future. Approved HTQs are new and existing Level 4 and 5 qualifications endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. This shows they are approved against occupational standards decided by employers.

Full roll-out of HTQs is expected to be completed in 2025 and DCG’s portfolio will include courses in subjects ranging from technology to criminal justice.

HTQs at DCG currently include various HNCs in Engineering and Professional Construction plus Foundation Degrees in Software Development and Professional Practice in Health and Social Care.

Going for clean growth

The East Midlands Institute of Technology (EMIoT) represents a far-reaching partnership between Derby College Group, the University of Derby, Loughborough College, and Loughborough University. In close collaboration with major employers, they are working to align higher level skills training and qualifications with the region’s specific economic needs.

The EMIoT will focus in particular on developing advanced skills for the digital and low carbon sectors. Its research-informed, employer-led courses in Engineering, Digital, Construction and Leadership will help businesses to upskill their workforce and pave the way for students to excel in the many technical careers now emerging in the clean growth arena.

For more information and details about the courses on offer visit East Midlands Institute of Technology

To find out more about the HTQ courses on offer see below.

HTQ Course Listings at DCG

L5FT

Foundation Degree Software Development (FdSc) – 2 years (HTQ)

Course Type: Higher Education
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science

L5PT

Foundation Degree: Assistant Practitioner Health and Social Care (HTQ)

Course Type: Higher Education
Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Health

L4PT

HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (HTQ) Year 1

Course Type: Higher Education
Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Engineering

L4PT

HNC in Mechanical Engineering (HTQ) Year 1

Course Type: Higher Education
Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Engineering

L4PT

HNC in Modern Methods of Construction for England (HTQ)

Course Type: Higher Education
Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Professional Construction

L4PT

HNC in Quantity Surveying for England (HTQ)

Course Type: Higher Education
Location: The Roundhouse
Subject Area: Professional Construction

say hello to higher technical qualifications these are Level 4 and 5 qualifications such as hnds and Foundation degrees that sit between a and t levels and degrees this have been independently approved against the Knowledge and Skills that employers say they need higher technical qualifications or htqs can lead to high skilled highly paid jobs in a wide range of sectors giving you a step up in your chosen career or further study or a trusted route to help your Workforce get the skills they need

first higher technical qualifications in digital qualifications taught from 2022 cover jobs like network engineer software developer and data analyst 2023’s new hdqs cover health and science and construction covering jobs such as nursing Associates sports coach construction site supervisor or quantity surveyor the full rollouts of all occupations will be complete in 2025. htqs are being taught in further education colleges universities Institutes of technology and independent training providers

across the country giving Learners choice and flexibility in how and where they study we want higher technical education to be a prestigious and popular choice to get ahead and htqs will be a high quality option alongside apprenticeships and degrees with htqs Learners and employers can have confidence in courses that provide the skills they need to succeed look out for the approved qualifications quality Mark logo and ask your local college or training provider about higher technical qualifications

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