The following resources are available to support applicants in making their HTQ submission.
Please contact HTQ.email@example.com if you have any accessibility requirements.
Full terms and conditions document
Terms and conditions for approval of HTQs by IfATE
Cycle 4 application form
The application window for cycle 4 is now open and will close on Friday 30th June 2023
When completing the cycle 4 application form, please refer to the cycle 4 criteria and guidance.
Knowledge, skills and behaviours coverage within the qualification
Download the Qualification structure and the KSB mapping spreadsheets for the route your qualification falls under. Please identify which KSB statements from the occupational standard are covered within the qualification.
Full instructions are included on the spreadsheet for ease of use offline. Upload a completed version of your Qualification structure and KSB mapping to the evidence upload page of the application form.
If you need any help, please contact us at HTQ.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agriculture, environmental and animal care
Business and Administration
Catering and hospitality
Creative and design
Education and early years
Engineering and Manufacturing
Health & Science
Legal, finance and accounting
Individual support sessions
Booking is now open for the one-to-one sessions with IfATE
If you have questions, please contact email@example.com and we will aim to respond within five working days.
Webinars currently available to view are:
- Approvals Process (Tutorial video 4m 37s)
- Additional Content (Tutorial video 4m 18s
- Employer Engagement (Tutorial video 6m 56s)
- KSB Mapping (Tutorial video 6m 31s)
- Criteria workshop - KSB mapping (Tutorial video 37m 32s)
- Criteria workshop - Assessment (Tutorial video 37m 02s)
- Criteria workshop - Employer engagement (Tutorial video 35m)
Future opportunities for approval
We will provide applicants with the timelines for future cycles as soon as possible to give them maximum time to align their qualifications to available occupational standards within the relevant routes.
To prepare for submission we urge you to begin aligning your qualification to the relevant occupational standard’s KSBs and review your qualification’s content and assessment to ensure they are in the best position to be approved.
We will continue to ensure that the most up to date occupational standards are available on our website and will keep you updated on any revisions.
HTQ quality mark guidelines
Applicants can begin marketing their approved qualification once they have received a formal decision letter from IfATE. However, applicants must adhere to the first teach date associated with the cycle their qualification was approved in. Further details on how to use the HTQ quality mark are set out in the quality mark guidelines
Last updated 12 May 2023