In response to the question 'Do you agree that the OfS should introduce a split indicator that would result in it publishing information and regulating the outcomes for students studying on HTQs?', we disagree.
We acknowledge that HTQs are different from other, academic, level 4-6 qualifications and therefore might be treated differently. We also acknowledge that the interests of students must be served. However, HTQs are not new qualifications. Further Education colleges are the lead providers of HTQs at levels 4 and 5; they have been offering these qualifications for many years and the numbers of learners on some HTQs are quite small. This is likely to lead to very small cohorts for analysis if the indicators are split.
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