Higher Technical Qualifications and Licensed Higher Nationals

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An increasing focus on technical and vocational education has been led by the UK Department for Education, with post-16 and post-18 education and funding, reform of Higher Technical Education in England and lifelong learning all being considered over the last three years. These reports are thematically linked by a concern for nationwide higher skills shortages and how higher technical education (HTE) can be mobilised to improve vocational skills and competencies to address issues of productivity and social mobility.

Higher Nationals in the era of Higher Technical Education

In October 2017 the UK’s Department for Education began a wholescale review (the Review) of Level 4 and 5 education in England, which covers Higher National Certificates and Diplomas. 

Find out more about the review