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Technical Qualifications & TechBac

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City & Guilds now have 95 Technical Qualifications approved by the DfE to appear on the 2019 Performance tables.

Find out the new qualifications available to deliver from September 2017 >

Open doors to employment, apprenticeships and further study by providing learners with the skills, knowledge and behaviours that have direct application to their industry of choice.

Technical Qualifications

Workplace Skills


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Key Stage 4 Level 2
Key Stage 5 Level 2
Key Stage 5 Level 3

We have the most comprehensive range of Technical Qualifications of any Awarding Body in the UK.


This unique programme builds and recognises learner's 'soft' transferable skills via our bespoke interactive platform, Skills Zone. The Skills Zone gives user access to My Skills and three optional add-ons: Project Qualification, Work Experience and Team Challenge.

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TechBac combines both a Technical Qualification and Workplace Skills to give learners a unique blend of hands-on technical skills, transferable ‘soft’ skills and workplace behaviours. No other curriculum breaks down doors and progresses learners like TechBac does.


Why choose City & Guilds?

  • Relevant to industry - We know that qualifications truly meet the needs of employers as they’ve been involved throughout the design of all our Technical Qualifications and TechBac
  • Unparalleled end-to-end support - from Curriculum planning through to on-boarding and delivery.
  • Quality is important to us – ensuring that learners come out with a qualification which is rigorous and enables progression is of paramount importance
  • Our track record of quality - Helping organisations and individuals to develop their skills for over 130 years


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Bob Howlett

Director of Construction at South and City College Birmingham, a TechBac pioneer  

‘The 14-19 reforms have really turned some of what we do in FE on its head because we no longer can just concentrate on technical qualifications. The employability has become core curriculum and TechBac really brings that into focus and it gives students a very seamless experience.’

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