Higher Technical Qualifications

What are Higher Technical Qualifications? 

We have introduced Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) to our higher education courses at Morley.  

As part of the government’s higher technical education reforms, they have created approved HTQs as an alternative to apprenticeships or degrees. 

These qualifications are new or existing level 4 and 5 qualifications such as higher national certificates (HNCs), higher national diplomas (HNDs) and foundation degrees. They sit between A levels or T Levels and degrees, and can be taught at a further education college, an independent training provider or a university. 

These qualifications have been developed by awarding bodies in collaboration with employers so students can develop the skills that employers want. 

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) will approve each new HTQ as meeting the knowledge and skills needed by the sector. Approved courses show the HTQ quality mark logo. 

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Who are Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) for?


How can HTQs help me in my career path?

Higher Technical Qualifications are an alternative to apprenticeships or degrees. They may suit individuals that want a more practical, employer-led study programme. 

HTQs offer a high-quality alternative to other popular routes into a career such as apprenticeships, traineeships or degrees, producing graduates who are ‘work ready’ with the skills employers are looking for. 

They can lead to employment within high-skilled, well-paid jobs in a range of sectors, giving you a head start in your chosen career. 

Our HTQ courses

Find out more information below about our exciting new range of Higher Technical Qualifications.