Consultation on the inclusion of higher technical qualifications in OfS student outcome measures

The Office for Students (OfS) is proposing to separate higher technical qualifications (HTQs) from other Level 4 and 5 qualifications in our student outcomes measures.

Outcomes data for students on new higher technical qualifications (HTQs) is currently grouped with data for other Level 4 and 5 courses. This consultation proposes to separate out HTQs as an additional split indicator. Doing so will allow the OfS, other regulators, the government and anyone else with an interest to assess how providers are delivering positive outcomes for students on these courses.

You can view full details of our proposals in the consultation document on our website.

Who is this survey for?

We are particularly (but not only) interested in hearing from staff, academics and leaders at higher education providers that will be subject to our regulation of HTQs. We welcome the views of all types and size of provider. 

How to respond to the consultation

Please submit your response by 9 November 2023. Please use this online form to submit your response.

You can choose to 'save and continue' at any point, but to enable this feature you will need to provide your name and email address. You will be emailed a unique link which you can use to return to your survey at a later stage.


If you have any questions about this consultation, require this document in an alternative format or need assistance with the online consultation response form, please contact us on 0117 931 7317 or email

Please note that this email address should not be used to submit your consultation response.