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Developed with employers and delivered by industry experts, we’re delighted to be offering three HTQs from January 2024.

Explore HTQs

Our exciting new courses are either a one-year (HNC) or two-year (HNC+HND) qualification in construction management or an HND in healthcare professions’ support.

Each of them involves just one day a week College study, with additional independent learning and online activities.

By completing an HTQ, you will achieve a Level 4 or 5 qualification in your subject area, setting you apart from other jobseekers in your chosen career and helping employers to bridge the current skills gaps.

HTQs are an alternative to apprenticeships or degrees. They may suit you if you want a more practical, employer-led study programme.

Higher National Certificate
Construction Management

This course could be for you if you are:

  • Currently on a Level 3 Construction & Built Environment course (or have relevant experience)
  • A former student who has achieved Level 3 Construction & Built Environment
  • A qualified electrician or plumber
  • An employer seeking to up-skill your employees
  • Seeking to improve your construction skills.

Learning overview
Construction technology
Construction design project
Financial management
Business practices in construction
Tendering and procurement

1 year - starting Jan 2024

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Higher National Diploma
Construction Management for England

This course could be for you if:

  • You have completed the HNC for Construction Management qualification
  • You have aspirations to advance through management positions in your line of work
  • You're looking to further your construction managerial skills.

Learning overview
Advanced construction drawing and detailing
Sustainable construction methods
Advanced construction development and prototyping
Complex building projects

1 year* - starting Jan 2024
* You can start this course after completing our HNC in Construction Management

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Higher National Diploma
Healthcare Professions' Support

This course could be for you if you:

  • Have completed a relevant Level 3 course in healthcare (or have relevant experience)
  • Are seeking additional training to expand your career prospects
  • Wish to become an assistant practitioner in healthcare
  • Are interested in roles such as care navigation or healthcare planner.
Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care

Learning overview
Principles of health education
Planning care in practice
Mentoring and coaching others
The fundamentals of evidence based practice

2 years - starting Jan 2024

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Employers - are your employees ready to aim high(er)?

You may not have heard of them yet, but Higher Technical Qualifications can help your employees gain even more skills for specialist jobs and help you to bridge the skills gap.

Developed with employers and delivered by industry experts, we’re delighted to be offering three HTQs from January 2024.

The exciting new qualifications are a one or two-year HNC/HND in construction management or an HND in healthcare professions’ support.

Your employees will gain a level 4 or 5 qualification, significantly boosting their skills, increasing job satisfaction and therefore improving retention rates.

When & where
Each course involves just 1 day a week course study at Highbury campus easily fitting around existing work commitments.


Apprenticeship vacancies

Interested? Get in touch!

“The people on my course are lovely. I especially enjoy reading and analysing different case studies as it gives me the knowledge I need for my future career.”
Mia Treleavan

Studying: Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care, plus Nurse Cadet Programme
School: Portsmouth Academy
Future plans: become a social worker

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