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Higher Technical Qualifications

Calling all technical minds: Are you ready to shine?

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Get hands on experience for a career you’ll love with a Higher Technical Qualification at Middlesbrough College. Developed with local employers and businesses, our HTQ programmes ensure up-to-date industry skills and knowledge that not only take you higher on the employability list, but also unlock the tools you need to advance in your chosen field.

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What is a Higher Technical Qualification?

Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) are specialised training programmes developed by employers and awarding bodies. They are designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to advance in their chosen field, offering hands on experience and valuable industry insight.

Approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, they are available at Level 4 and Level 5, which includes:

  • Higher National Diplomas
  • Higher National Certificates
  • Foundation Degrees
  • Higher Education Diplomas

No matter if you’re starting from scratch or retraining to get that all-important competitive edge, a Higher Technical Qualification at Middlesbrough College provides top-quality education to prepare you for the real world.

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