Higher Technical Qualifications and Licensed Higher Nationals

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.