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Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs)

Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) include qualifications such as Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas that have been adapted to ensure that learners gain the skills that employers need for particular specialist roles and are designed for modular and flexible study.

Free higher-level training

Funding from the government means we can currently offer pairs of units from these higher technical qualifications for free. This modular approach allows employers wanting to upskill their workforce in specific topics, the opportunity to access this without having to embark on a full qualification. Funding is also available to individuals who can tailor their learning to their career aspirations and lifestyles.

Two units from the same qualification make a module of 30 UCAS credits and learners would need to commit to both to qualify for the free funding. If you successfully complete your module and decide to enrol on a full HTQ, you will receive a £2,000 discount on your first year fees.

July 2024

The following set of units is available for free starting in July.

HNC in Digital Technologies

  • Planning Social Media Campaigns
  • Digital Marketing

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HTQs 1
HTQs 2

September 2024

In September we are offering six additional sets of units that are fully funded.

HND in Leadership and Management

  • Organisational Behaviour Management
  • Managing and Leading Change

HND in Healthcare Professions’ Support

  • Principles of Health Education
  • Reflective Approaches in Implementing Person-centred Practice

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HNC in Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Mechanics and Materials
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM)

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HNC in Electronic Systems Engineering

  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical Systems and Fault Finding

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HND in Computing

  • Networking
  • Security

HNC in Construction Management

  • Legal and Statutory Requirements
  • Site Supervision and Operations

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November 2024

HNC in Modern Methods of Construction

  • Principles of Alternative Energy
  • Principles of Offsite Construction

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Register Your Interest in HTQs

 Due to the amount of interest this scheme has generated, we are asking employers and individuals to register their interest in the sectors below for us to confirm start dates.