Improving Higher Technical Education: Department for Education

View the consultation here.

Read Education for Engineering’s submission here.

Read the supplementary written response on behalf of the EPC here.


This consultation ran from July to September 2019. Higher technical education is post-18 education aligned to technical routes, such as accounting, engineering, management or laboratory science. The DfE sought to attain views on its plans to:

  • create a new system to make it clearer which higher technical qualifications provide the skills employers want,
  • work with the Office for Students (the independent higher education regulator) to recognise and develop high-quality provision of higher technical education,
  • make higher technical education a more positive and popular choice by raising awareness and understanding of it among potential students and employers.
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