Higher Technical Qualifications
BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing
Higher Technical Qualifications
A cutting-edge qualification
The BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing offers students the chance to develop work-ready digital skills whilst completing a qualification. The course supports students to train for skilled, practical employment in the digital sector through stimulating workshops and a diverse curriculum to ensure they develop the cutting-edge, future proof skills required by digital employers.
The exciting qualification delivers learning on Artificial Intelligence, Web Development, Cloud Computing and Games Development with the use of VR technologies alongside a range of the latest high tech equipment including walking robots, a six-legged spider robot, robotic arms and 3D AI software.
Students will also benefit from a range of trips and guest speakers during the course.
Is a HTQ for you?
Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs) provide an exciting new opportunity for students aged 18 and over. Aimed at students progressing from T Levels and apprenticeships, the new route offers a high quality technical pathway to rewarding careers.
Those students already engaged in employment and looking to upskill or retrain will also benefit from the diverse course on offer.
The FE difference
Studying for a HTQ at one of our Further Education colleges across Greater
Manchester provides a unique and unrivalled experience for all students.
Industry leading facilities
Our Greater Manchester colleges offer state of the art facilities ensuring our students get the best learning experience. With dedicated computer suites and networking labs for practical lessons our facilities exceed industry standards.
We offer a range of innovative education spaces, which bring digital learning to life including:
- 3D manufacturing suites
- Cisco labs
- Operations systems labs
- CCNA rooms
- Cyber-security labs with an adjoining security operations room
- PC suites and seminar rooms
Delivered by industry experts with extensive computing knowledge as well as experience in commerce and industry, our students can rest assured they have access to the very best teachers and support staff.
Dedicated to continuous learning and development within the digital sector, our staff foster a culture of innovation and continuous learning to ensure they are always at the forefront of digital trends, developments and practices.
Designed to plug the digital skills gap across the region, HTQs have been developed in collaboration with industry leading employers to produce business-ready graduates prepared for the ever evolving digital sector.
The course is also backed by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. This stamp of quality gives students and employers peace of mind to know the course delivers the knowledge, practical skills and experience that equips students for a range of roles in the industry, which remain in high demand.
Our Greater Manchester colleges have well-established links with an extensive range of employers across the region including:
HTQs open up an exciting world of opportunity, empowering students ready for the future.
The innovative new course ensures all students receive the skills, training and qualifications to progress into a digital role of their choice including, Artificial Intelligence Architects, Web Developers, Growth Hackers and Cloud Specialists.
Students who are already embarking on a digital career can use the course to upskill or retrain, acquiring valuable digital experience and gaining vital new skills to support career progression.
Once the course is complete, students can undertake further higher-level study including a full degree programme or degree apprenticeship.