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. All approved Higher Technical Qualifications must continue to meet all the Institute’s approval criteria, including the requirement to be recognised/registered with Ofqual and the Office for Students. The Institute may review qualifications at any time, and may withdraw approval following such a review, if it considers that any of the approvals criteria are no longer met or in any of the other circumstances set out in the Terms and Conditions.

 

 

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