Approved Higher Technical Qualifications

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 IfATE are set out below. All approved Higher Technical Qualifications must continue to meet all IfATE's approval criteria, including the requirement to be recognised/registered with Ofqual and the Office for Students. IfATE 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.

 

Table data is available to download as Excel and Open Document formats at the bottom of the page.

Approved cycle 2 qualifications:

Applicant

Qualification

Pathway

Awarding Body

Aligned Occupation 

BCS

Digital Modular Programme for Data Analysts

n/a

BCS

ST0118 Data Analyst

BCS Digital Modular Programme in Software Development n/a BCS ST0116 Software developer
Birmingham City University  Construction Design and Build Technician (Foundation Degree) n/a Birmingham City University  ST0043 Construction design and build technician
Birmingham City University  Construction Site Supervisor (Foundation Degree) n/a Birmingham City University  ST0048 Construction site supervisor
Birmingham City University  Construction Quantity Surveying Technician (Built Environment Technician) Foundation Degree n/a Birmingham City University  ST0049 Construction quantity surveying technician
Birmingham City University  FdSc Nursing Associate (Level 5) n/a Birmingham City University  ST0827 Nursing Associate (NMC 2018)
Birmingham City University 

CertHE Sports Coach – Community and Sport (Level 4)

n/a Birmingham City University ST0770 Sports Coaching (Community Coach and School Coach)
Birmingham City University 

CertHE Mammographer Associate

n/a Birmingham City University

ST0583 Mammography Associate

Birmingham City University 

CertHE Healthcare Science Associate (Level 4)

n/a Birmingham City University

ST0220 Healthcare Science Associate standard

City College Plymouth HNC Construction n/a City College Plymouth

ST0049 Construction quantity surveying technician, ST0043 Construction design and build technician,  ST0048 Construction site supervisor

City College Plymouth (provider) / University of Plymouth (HEI)

FdSc Strength Conditioning and Sports Coaching (Level 5)

n/a

City College Plymouth (provider) / University of Plymouth (HEI)

ST0770 Sports Coaching (High Performance Coach)
Leeds City College FD in Health Play Specialism (Level 5) n/a Leeds City College ST0829 Health Play Specialist
Leeds City College FD Assistant Practitioner (Healthcare) (Level 5) n/a Leeds City College ST0215 Assistant Practitioner (Health) draft
Leeds City College FD in Physical Education and Sports Coaching (Level 5) n/a Leeds City College ST0770 Sports Coach (School Coach)
Exeter College FdSc Coaching and Fitness (Level 5) n/a Plymouth Marjon University ST0770 Sports Coach (High Performance and Community Coach)
NCFE

NCFE Level 4 Diploma: Network Engineer

n/a NCFE ST0127 Network engineer
NCFE NCFE Level 4 Diploma: Digital Accessibility Specialist n/a NCFE ST0863 Digital Accessibility
NCFE NCFE Level 4 Diploma: Cyber Security Engineer n/a NCFE ST1021 Cyber Security Technologist - Cyber Security Engineer
NCFE NCFE Level 4 Diploma: Data Analyst n/a NCFE ST0118 Data Analyst
NCFE/CACHE Diploma: Healthcare Science Associate (Level 4) n/a NCFE/CACHE ST0220 Healthcare Science Associate
NCG Foundation Degree Software Engineering n/a NCG ST0116 Software developer
NCG FdSc Physical Education and Sports n/a NCG ST0770 Sports Coach
NCG FdSc Healthcare Practice n/a NCG

ST0215 Assistant Practitioner (Health) 

NOCN NOCN Cskills Awards Level 4 Construction Site Supervisor Diploma n/a NOCN ST0048 Construction site supervisor
Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Community Coaching for England (Level 4) n/a Pearson ST0770 Sports Coach (Community Coach)
Pearson Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Healthcare Professions' Support for England n/a Pearson ST0215 Assistant Practitioner (Health)  draft
Pearson Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Quantity Surveying for England n/a Pearson ST0049 Construction quantity surveying technician
Pearson Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Quantity Surveying for England n/a Pearson ST0049 Construction quantity surveying technician
Pearson Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in  Modern Methods of Construction for England n/a Pearson ST0043 Construction design and build technician
Pearson Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Modern Methods of Construction for England n/a Pearson ST0043 Construction design and build technician
Pearson Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Architectural Technology for England n/a Pearson ST0043 Construction design and build technician
Pearson Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Architectural Technology for England n/a Pearson ST0043 Construction design and build technician
Pearson Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction Management for England n/a Pearson

ST0048 Construction site supervisor, ST0043 Construction design and build technician

Pearson Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Construction Management n/a Pearson

ST0048 Construction site supervisor, ST0043 Construction design and build technician

Pearson  Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Digital Technologies for England

Cyber Security

Cloud Networking

Software Development and Programming

Data Analytics

Digital Communications Management

Business Analytics and Change Management

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions and Applications

Pearson 

(ST0118) Data analyst (ST0345) Digital community manager (ST0117) Business analyst (ST0127) Network engineer ST0116 Software Developer (ST0129) Software tester ST1021 Cyber Security Technologist Cybersecurity engineer / Cyber risk analyst / Cyber defend & respond

Sheffield Hallam University

CertHE Construction Management Practice

n/a

Sheffield Hallam University

ST0048 Construction site supervisor

Sheffield Hallam University

CertHE Construction Quantity Surveying Practice

 n/a

Sheffield Hallam University

 ST0049 Construction quantity surveying technician

Sheffield Hallam University

FdSc Professional Practise in Health and Social Care (Level 5)

 n/a

Sheffield Hallam University

ST0215 Assistant Practitioner (Health) draft 

South Devon College

FdSc Assistant Practitioner (Level 5)

 n/a

South Devon College

ST0215 Assistant Practitioner (Health) draft 

South Devon College

FdSc Hearing Aid Audiology (Level 5)

 n/a

South Devon College

ST0600 Hearing Aid Dispenser 

South Devon College

FdSc Nursing Associate (Level 5)

 n/a

South Devon College

ST0827 Nursing Associate (NMC 2018) 

Staffordshire University

FdSc Construction Management

Design and Build Technician

Site Supervisor

Quantity Surveying Technician

Staffordshire University

ST0043 Construction design and build technician, ST0048 Construction site supervisor, ST0049 Construction quantity surveying technician

 

The Open University

FD in Nursing Associate Practice (Level 5)

 n/a

The Open University

ST0827 Nursing Associate (NMC 2018) 

Truro & Penwith College

Foundation Degree Cyber Security

 n/a

Truro & Penwith College

ST1021 Cyber Security Technologist

Truro and Penwith College (provider) / University of Greenwich (HEI)

FdSc Nursing Associate (Level 5)

Nursing Associate

Truro and Penwith College (provider) / University of Greenwich (HEI)

ST0827 Nursing Associate (NMC 2018) 

University College Birmingham

Digital Community Management

 n/a

University College Birmingham

ST0863 Digital accessibility specialist 

University College Birmingham

FdSc Assistant Practitioner in Healthcare (Level 5)

 n/a

University College Birmingham

ST0215 Assistant Practitioner (Health) draft 

University College Birmingham

Cyber Security Technologist

n/a

University College Birmingham

ST1021 Cyber Security Technologist

University of Brighton

Certificate of Higher Education Data Analyst

 n/a

University of Brighton

ST0118 Data Analyst

University of Brighton

Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) Cyber Security Technologist

 n/a

University of Brighton

ST1021 Cyber Security Technologist - Cyber Security Engineer / Cyber Risk Analyst / Cyber Defend and Respond

University of Brighton

Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) Software Developer

 n/a

University of Brighton

ST0116 Software Developer

University of Brighton

Certification of Higher Education Business Analyst

 n/a

University of Brighton

ST0117 Business analyst 

University of Brighton

DipHE Assistant Practitioner (Level 5)

n/a

University of Brighton

ST0215 Assistant Practitioner (Health) draft 

University of Central Lancashire

Foundation Science Computing

 n/a

University of Central Lancashire

ST0116 Software developer  

University of Central Lancashire

FdSc Basketball/Golf/ Cricket / Football / Rugby Coaching and Performance (Level 5)

n/a

University of Central Lancashire

ST0770 Sports Coach (High Performance Coach) 

University of Central Lancashire

FdA Mental Health and Wellbeing (Level 5)

 n/a

University of Central Lancashire

ST0215 Assistant Practitioner (Health) draft 

University of Central Lancashire

FdA Health and Social Care (Level 5)

 n/a

University of Central Lancashire

ST0215 Assistant Practitioner (Health) draft 

University of Derby

FdSc Nursing Associate (Level 5)

 n/a

University of Derby

ST0827 Nursing Associate (NMC 2018) 

University of Derby

FdSc Assistant Practitioner (Level 5)

 n/a

University of Derby

ST0215 Assistant Practitioner (Health) draft 

University of East London

FdSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management

 n/a

University of East London

ST0043 Construction design and build technician

University of East London

Certificate of Higher Education Cyber Security

n/a

University of East London

ST1021 Cyber Security Technologist

University of Gloucestershire

Certificate of Higher Education in Data Science

 n/a

University of Gloucestershire

ST0118 Data Analyst

University of Hertfordshire Higher Education Corporation

FdSc Health Care Practice (Level 5)

n/a

University of Hertfordshire Higher Education Corporation

ST0827 Nursing Associate (NMC 2018) 

University Centre South Devon (UCSD) - South Devon College)

FdSc Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment

n/a

University of Plymouth

ST0043 Construction design and build technician

ST0048 Construction site supervisor

ST0049 Construction quantity surveying technician,

University of Sunderland

CertHE Sports Coaching (Level 4)

 n/a

University of Sunderland

ST0770 Sports Coach (Community Coach) 

University of the West of England

FdSc Health and Social Care Practice (Level 5)

 n/a

University of the West of England

ST0215 Assistant Practitioner (Health) draft 

University of the West of England

FdSc Integrated Mental Health and Social Care (Level 5)

 n/a

University of the West of England

ST0215 Assistant Practitioner (Health) draft 

University Academy 92 Limited (UA92)

Certificate of Higher Education Software Development

 n/a

Lancaster University

ST0116 Software Developer

University Academy 92 Limited (UA92)

Certificate of Higher Education Sports Coaching (Level 4)

n/a

Lancaster University

ST0770 Sports Coach (Community Coach) 

Approved cycle 1 qualifications:

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 Applied 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)

NCG

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

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing for England

Applications Development and Testing

Pearson

Software Tester Level 4

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing for England

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 for England

 Data Analytics

Data Analyst Level 4

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing for England

General

IS Business Analyst Level 4

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing for England

Network Engineering

Network Engineer Level 4

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Computing for England

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

NCC Education

Level 4 Diploma in Computing

n/a

NCC Education

ST0116 Software Developer Level 4


Last updated 30 Nov 2022
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