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    Higher Technical Qualification in Engineering (HTQ)

    Higher Technical Qualification in Engineering (HTQ) | Level 4 | P11957

    Study options

    How to study

    Part Time - Day

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024

    Days and times

    Days & Times




    2 Years



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      Recognised by employers and professional bodies, this course provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required to pursue a wide variety of roles within the engineering sector and the qualification itself is intended for those who wish to obtain a higher technician status within the industry, while also opening up further opportunities to progress within the engineering sector.

      Please note: Specified course fee is per year.

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info n/a Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info £2975.00Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info £2975.00 Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info £2975.00Course fee n/a Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info £2975.00Course fee n/a Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £2975.00Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

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      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      Applicants will be expected to have achieved at least one of the following:

      • 64 UCAS points from relevant A Level/s
      • An Extended Diploma Level 3 or BTEC National Qualifications
      • An NVQ/VRQ at level 3 in a relevant discipline
      • Successful completion of a relevant T-Level Programme

      (or) If you already have relevant industry experience but no formal qualifications, your application will be welcome and considered based on your experience.

    • What modules will I study?

      Units covered will include:

      • Digital Principles
      • Engineering Design
      • Engineering Maths
      • Managing a Professional Engineering Project
      • Mechanical Principles
      • Mechatronics
      • Production Engineering for Manufacture
      • Quality and Process Improvement
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    • How will I be assessed?

      This course is assessed through contextualised assignments, developing written, analytical and communication skills as an entry to higher education studies.

    • What can I do next?

      Successful completion of this qualification may lead to higher level studies, such as a degree, or employment within the industry. The qualification is intended for those who wish to obtain a higher technician status within the industry and will open up opportunities to work in a variety of engineering disciplines. This qualification is an update to the existing Higher National (HNC) programmes and is endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE). This qualification is designed to provide learners the opportunity to develop throughout a specialist vocational programme that is linked to professional body requirements and has a heavy emphasis on industry relevance. Learners will study content key to progress in technical engineering roles, such as manufacturing and production, design, automation and control.

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    Contact Details

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    Tel: 01283 494400

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