Future OfS regulation of HTQ provision

Higher Technical Qualifications are being promoted as a way for people train or retrain for high-skilled jobs, and the government wants to establish these courses as a distinct type of higher education, demonstrating this by for example, giving students on HTQs early access to the Lifelong Loan Entitlement.

HTQs currently form part of ‘other undergraduate’ (OUG) category, placing them alongside other Level 4 and 5 courses. However, the Office for Students believe it may be preferable to distinguish the way they are identified from other Level 4 and 5 qualifications and are therefore consulting on the inclusion of higher technical qualifications in Office for Students’ student outcome measures (Consultation Closes Thursday 9 November).

Join us for this member event to consider:

  • whether HTQs should be shown separately in student outcomes data to other level 4 and 5 courses,
  • whether there should be a split indicators ( e g split by student characteristics, course type, subject) for continuation, progression and completion data for HTQs, and
  • whether HTQs should be established as a distinct level of study.

Booking information

This session is for Independent Higher Education members only. To book your ticket please click on the registration link and enter your institution's membership number when prompted to ENTER CODE. You will then be sent a confirmation email.

If you need any help finding your membership number or have further queries, please email: [email protected]


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