HTQ submissions made by Pearson
We are excited to be developing and submitting several Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) to the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IfATE). BTEC Higher Nationals have a long history of working with industry to create qualification that meet employers’ needs. HTQs are similar in a way that they are mapped against the occupational standards.
Once approved, Pearson's HTQs will be made available to all eligible higher education providers in England, meaning that Pearson-approved providers in England can use the Pearson HTQs in the same way as standard Pearson Higher Nationals.
We have already received a HTQ kitemark for the Pearson BTEC HND in Computing (2022) and BTEC Higher National Construction qualifications. We are also awaiting decisions about our recent submissions for healthcare.
Higher education institutions and centres can seek approval from Pearson to deliver these qualifications.
Licensed Higher Technical qualifications
We also offer higher education institutions the opportunity to validate, deliver and award their own Higher National Diplomas and Certificates under licence and use the Pearson Trademark 'Higher National'. Higher Technical Qualifications from Pearson, at the core, are still BTEC Higher Nationals, therefore institutions can seek to use our licence agreement for HTQs.
HE providers with validating powers wishing to submit Higher Nationals under licence from Pearson for HTQ approval, will require advance consent from Pearson to use the Higher National Trademark(s).