About the course:
HTQs have been developed in partnership with employers and are delivered by industry experts and focus on the skills, knowledge and behaviours that are in-demand by employers.
They can also act as a stepping stone to further study, such as an apprenticeship or undergraduate degree.
By completing an HTQ you will also achieve a Level 4 or 5 qualification in your subject area. These technical qualifications include Foundation Degrees, Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas.
The courses are classroom-based with the opportunity to learn practical skills through workshops, role playing exercises, or using industry facilities.
On average an HTQ will take between 1 and 2 years to complete if studying full-time. Flexible options such as part-time, online and learning through short courses may also be available.
HTQs are provided by universities, Institutes of Technology, local colleges and independent providers.
Many providers will have their own entry criteria, such as minimum GCSE or A level (or equivalent) requirements. If you don’t have GCSEs or A levels, you may be eligible for an HTQ through an Access to HE course.
To find out more about HTQs, visit:
- Find a course | National Careers Service
- Contact your local provider, find an HTQ provider
- Use UCAS to search and apply for HTQ courses
- Watch our video to get an introduction to HTQs