HTQs have been developed by employers and awarding bodies to help you upskill existing employees and provide a different recruitment pool to hire new talent.
You can support an employee to undertake an HTQ. The cost is dependent on the course and the provider.
- new and existing Level 4 and 5 qualifications (such as Higher National Diplomas, Foundation Degrees, Diploma Higher Education)
- approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, against employer-led occupational standards
- classroom based and do not require an in-work placement
The first Digital HTQs will be available for teaching from 2022, leading to higher-level occupations like Network Engineer, Software Developer and Data Analyst.
Health and Science and Construction qualifications will be available for teaching from 2023, with a full roll-out of further industrial sectors over a four-year period.
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