We are pleased to announce that the next approvals window for Higher Technical Qualifications will open on 16 February 2022 and close on 29 July 2022. This approvals cycle will cover:
Further information and timelines will be communicated shortly. In the meantime, we strongly recommend applicants begin aligning their qualifications to occupational standards ahead of the window opening. We encourage applicants to book support sessions prior to submitting their application.
You can find further information on available support on our support and resources page. Please email the approvals team at HTQ.email@example.com for further information, guidance, or support.
Below is a list of standards in scope for cycle 3 of the Higher Technical Qualification approvals process. Standards are categorised as follows:
This list will be kept under review. We will confirm the final list of standards in scope by January 2022.
The application window for cycle 3 will open at midday on 16 February 2022 and close on 29 July 2022 at 5pm. Applicants submitting early will have more time to refine their submission ahead of the resubmission deadline. Early submissions may be approved ahead of final outcomes in summer 2023. Applicants with approved qualifications can begin notifying delivery partners ahead of published outcomes, allowing more time to build up learner and centre numbers.
Higher Technical Qualifications approvals process: key stages