HTQs have been developed by the Department of Education to recognise these qualifications in plugging the skills gaps and boost access to more high-quality training alternatives in higher education.
Solent University has been successful in receiving funding from the government’s Higher Technical Education Provider Growth Fund, to develop these exciting new qualifications.
They have been created to support people to study more flexibly at different points throughout their lives – helping them to secure high-skilled, high-paid jobs. Unlike apprenticeships, those studying a HTQ will not need to be sponsored by an employer.
They will provide technical skills training alongside an academic qualification such as a HNC or FdSc.