Approved Higher Technical Qualifications

Publication date: 30 June

Higher Technical Qualifications are based on occupational standards. To be approved, a Higher Technical Qualification must ensure a person can demonstrate they have attained as many of the outcomes set out in the standard(s) as may reasonably be expected to be attained by undertaking a course of education.  

The Higher Technical Qualifications currently approved by the Institute are set out below.  

 

Applicant

Qualification - link for details

Pathway

Awarding Body

Aligned Occupation 

Blackpool and The Fylde College

FdSc Network Engineering (Systems Administration)

 n/a

Lancaster University

Network Engineer Level 4

Exeter College   

HND Computing

 n/a

University of Plymouth

Network Engineer Level 4

Leeds City College

FD Cyber Security 

 n/a

Leeds City College

Cyber Security Technologist Level 4 (Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Risk Analyst, Cyber Defend and Respond)

Network Engineer Level 4

Leeds City College

FD Software Development

 n/a

Leeds City College

Software Developer Level 4

Software Tester Level 4

Leeds City College

Foundation Degree in Computer Science

 n/a

Leeds City College

Data Analyst Level 4

New College Durham

FdSc Business Computing

 n/a

New College Durham

Data Analyst Level 4

New College Durham

FdSc Computing with Networking

 n/a

New College Durham

Network Engineer Level 4

New College Durham

FdSc Software Development

 n/a

New College Durham

Software Developer Level 4

New College Durham

FdSc Cyber Security 

 n/a

New College Durham

Cyber Security Technologist Level 4 (Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Risk Analyst, Cyber Defend and Respond)

Newcastle College University Centre

FdSc Networking and Cyber Security 

 n/a

NCG

Cyber Security Technologist Level 4 (Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Risk Analyst, Cyber Defend and Respond)

Network Engineer Level 4

Nottingham Trent University

Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) Software Development

 n/a

Nottingham Trent University

Software Developer Level 4

Pearson Education Ltd

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing

Applications Development and Testing

Pearson Education Ltd

Software Tester Level 4

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing

Cyber Security 

Cyber Security Technologist Level 4 (Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Risk Analyst, Cyber Defend and Respond)

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing

 Data Analytics

Data Analyst Level 4

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing

General

IS Business Analyst Level 4

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing

Network Engineering

Network Engineer Level 4

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing

Software Engineering

Software Developer Level 4

Staffordshire University

Foundation Degree of Science (FdSc) in Computer Science

Business Analyst

Staffordshire University

IS Business Analyst Level 4

Foundation Degree of Science (FdSc) in Computer Science 

Cyber Security Technologist

Cyber Security Technologist Level 4 (Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Risk Analyst, Cyber Defend and Respond)

Foundation Degree of Science (FdSc) in Computer Science

Data Analyst

Data Analyst Level 4

Foundation Degree of Science (FdSc) in Computer Science

Digital Accessibility Specialist

Digital Accessibility Specialist Level 4

Foundation Degree of Science (FdSc) in Computer Science

Network Engineer

Network Engineer Level 4

Foundation Degree of Science (FdSc) in Computer Science

Software Developer

Software Developer Level 4

Foundation Degree of Science (FdSc) in Computer Science

Software Tester

Software Tester Level 4

The Open University

Diploma of Higher Education in Network Engineering

n/a

The Open University

Network Engineer Level 4

The Open University

Diploma of Higher Education in Software Development

n/a

The Open University

Software Developer Level 4

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Foundation Degree: FD Computing and Digital Technologies

 n/a

The Open University

Software Developer Level 4

University Centre South Devon (UCSD) - South Devon College

FdSc Computing

 n/a

University of Plymouth

Network Engineer Level 4

Software Developer Level 4

City College Plymouth

FdSc Software Development

 n/a

University of Plymouth

Software Developer Level 4

Warwickshire College

FdSc Computer Networks and Cybersecurity

 n/a

Warwickshire College

Network Engineer Level 4