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Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs)

What is a Higher Technical Qualification or HTQ?

Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) are level 4 or 5 qualifications that have been quality marked by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education to indicate their alignment to employer-led occupational standards. You can therefore be assured that these qualifications will prepare you as you look to enter into a new career, or progress within your current role.

Our HTQ Courses

Courses due to start in September 2024. 

Engineering

Course Summary

This course is for those wishing to develop higher-level professional skills relevant to the mechanical engineering sector. The Level 4 units lay the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to the engineering sector as well as a focused introduction to mechanical engineering. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing you for more specialist subjects at Level 5 or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility.

You will gain a wide range of scientific and engineering knowledge linked to practical skills obtained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios.

Modules

  • Mechanical Principles
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines
  • Quality and Process Improvement
  • Production Engineering for Manufacture
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project

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Course Summary

The Level 4 units lay the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to the engineering sector as well as a focused introduction to electrical and electronic engineering. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing you for more specialist subjects at Level 5 or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility.

You will gain a wide range of scientific and engineering knowledge linked to practical skills obtained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. You will be involved in vocational activities that help you to develop behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and in the
workplace.

Modules

  • Production Engineering Manufacture
  • Automation, Robotics and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Quality Process and Improvement
  • Electrical Machines
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Maths
  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project

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Construction

Course Summary

The course aims to develop you as a professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

Modules

  • Construction Design Project
  • Construction Technology or Civil Engineering Technology
  • The Construction Environment
  • Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction
  • Digital Applications for Construction Information or Digital Applications for Building Information Modelling
  • Surveying, Measuring & Setting-out
  • Financial Management & Business Practices in Construction
  • Site Supervision & Operations

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Course Summary

The course aims to develop you as a professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

Modules - Level 4

  • Construction Design Project
  • Construction Technology Civil Engineering Technology
  • The Construction Environment
  • Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction
  • Digital Applications for Construction Information or Digital Applications for Building Information Modelling
  • Surveying, Measuring & Setting-out
  • Financial Management & Business Practices in Construction
  • Site Supervision & Operations

Modules - Level 5

  • Group Project
  • Project Management
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Construction Technology for Complex Buildings Projects
  • Maintenance & Operations

Plus three optional units chosen by the course team. 

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Course Summary

This programme is designed to develop you as a professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world, with an emphasis on design and build requirements. 

Modules

  • Construction Design Project
  • Construction Technology or Civil Engineering Technology
  • The Construction Environment
  • Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction
  • Digital Applications for Construction Information or Unit 26: Digital Applications for Building Information Modelling
  • Financial Management & Business Practices in Construction
  • Tender & Procurement
  • Building Information Modelling

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Course Summary

This programme is designed to develop you as a professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world, with an emphasis on design and build requirements.

Modules - Level 4

  • Construction Design Project
  • Construction Technology or Civil Engineering Technology
  • The Construction Environment
  • Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction
  • Digital Applications for Construction Information or Unit 26: Digital Applications for Building Information Modelling
  • Financial Management & Business Practices in Construction
  • Tender & Procurement
  • Building Information Modelling

Modules - Level 5

  • Group Project
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Project Management
  • Advanced Construction Drawing & Detailing
  • Construction Technology for Complex Buildings Projects

Plus three additional optional units chosen by the course team. 

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Digital

Modules - Level 4

  • Professional Practice in the Digital Economy
  • Innovation & Digital Transformation
  • Cyber Security
  • Programming
  • Big Data & Visualisation
  • Networking in the Cloud
  • Security
  • Networking

Modules - Level 5

  • Business Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Applied Security in the Cloud
  • Applied Cryptography in the Cloud
  • Information Security Management in the Cloud

Plus two additional optional units chosen by the course team. 

Please register your interest using the form below. 

Modules - Level 4

  • Professional Practice in the Digital Economy
  • Innovation & Digital Transformation
  • Cyber Security
  • Programming
  • Big Data & Visualisation
  • Networking in the Cloud
  • Database Design & Development

Modules - Level 5

  • Business Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Advanced Programming
  • Risk Analysis & Systems Testing

Plus two additional optional units chosen by the course team. 

Please register your interest using the form below. 

Modules - Level 4

  • Professional Practice in the Digital Economy
  • Innovation & Digital Transformation
  • Cyber Security Unit
  • Programming
  • Big Data & Visualisation
  • Networking in the Cloud
  • Database Design & Development
  • Data Analytics

Modules - Level 5

  • Business Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Risk Analysis & Systems Testing
  • Applied Analytical Models
  • Business Information Technology Systems

Plus two additional optional units chosen by the course team. 

Please register your interest using the form below. 

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