Introduction

We are seeking your views on the qualifications submitted to the Institute’s approvals process for Higher Technical Qualifications. The Institute has implemented the approval process to ensure that these qualifications meet the needs of employers and learners. Through this approval process, the Institute will award a quality mark to signal to employers and learners those qualifications offer genuine quality and are aligned to employer-led occupational standards.

We are currently reviewing the first batch of qualifications submitted for first teaching in September 2023. A second public consultation will take place in late September.

As part of the approvals process, we publicly consult on the proposed Higher Technical Qualifications for 4 weeks. We want input from a range of stakeholders on whether the qualifications meet employer needs. Your feedback will be used by the Institute, including our Route Panels of employers, alongside other supporting evidence to make an approvals decision.

Please review the qualification submissions listed below and answer the corresponding questions.

This consultation opens on 24 August 2021 and closes 24 September 2021

What you need to do

Please complete a separate survey for each qualification and/or occupational standard you want to feedback on. You will find the organisation’s application form and supporting evidence on our website. When completing the survey, please look at the application form and the supporting evidence to reach a judgment and provide us with answers on our short survey. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact htq.approvals@education.gov.uk.  

Before giving us your feedback on the qualifications,

  • you will need to access the survey form from the links below
  • you will need to access and review the contents of the qualification application form 
  • you will need to access and review supporting evidence submitted by the organisation 

Please see the below list of awarding bodies and submitted qualifications for public consultation.

Please check your responses as you will not be able to edit them once submitted.

Questions and contact details

If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact the team by email htq.approvals@education.gov.uk