About Higher Technical Qualifications
In October 2017 the UK’s Department for Education began a wholescale review (the Review) of Higher Technical Education (HTE) at Level 4 and 5 in England. The purpose of the review was to highlight the value of these qualifications, to clearly signpost to students and employers the opportunities for higher education through HTEs, driving participation.
The approvals process is led by the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (the Institute), with employer review a central feature of the approvals process. Once approved, qualifications will be designated as Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQ) and may be eligible for increased funding.