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Get up and running to deliver City & Guilds TechBac, our Technical Qualifications, or Workplace Skills.

TechBac addresses key challenges identified through the 14-19 Reforms. It’s been developed with, and is supported by leading employers – allowing you to deliver a programme which teaches relevant skills and fulfils industry needs.

To help you to deliver and meet the needs of all your different learners, we’ve created a flexible approach to purchasing.

Technical Qualifications and Workplace Skills can be purchased individually, however, for your learners to achieve the TechBac, they must be combined.

 

 

 

 

How to deliver TechBac

Combining City & Guilds Technical Qualification and City & Guilds Workplace Skills is the only way to achieve the full TechBac outcome.

Centres wishing to deliver TechBac will need to meet the requirements detailed under each of these components.

Approval process for delivering TechBac

  1. If your centre isn’t already approved to offer City & Guilds qualifications, products and services, you’ll need to complete a Centre Approval (CAP) Form, which includes one qualification approval.
  2. If you are already an approved City & Guilds centre, you’ll need to complete a Qualification Approval (QAP) Form for the specific Technical Qualification you want to deliver.
  3. You’ll also need to complete a Quality Statement to deliver Workplace Skills.
  4. We’ll visit your centre as part of the approval process, and give you tailored support on how to deliver City & Guilds TechBac.

 

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How to deliver Technical Qualifications

As part of the 14-19 Reforms, there will be key changes to the way qualifications are designed, delivered and  assessed. These new design principles will affect delivery of all 14-19 provision by September 2016 onwards. All our Technical Qualifications are fully aligned with these requirements.

What are the key changes that will affect delivery?

  • Assessment – City & Guilds will provide all assessment material required for the following:
    • Synoptic assessment (end exam) – this is an externally set, internally marked, externally moderated end exam. It will replace unit-based assessment
    • External exam – this is externally set and assessed. There is the option for learners to do either a paper-based assessment or a computer-based assessment through City & Guilds online platform
    • Externally moderated assignment – this is an externally set, internally marked, externally moderated assignment. It is designed to assess a specific optional task/area of the qualification
      Download the 2016 examination timetable
  • Overall grading – learners will be awarded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit, Pass, or Fail as part of the new grading system
  • One resit opportunity – if the learner fails and requires a resit, one opportunity will be available later in the academic year
  • Employer involvement – KS5 (16-19)  Technical Qualifications require employer interaction in delivery and/or assessment. This must relate to the mandatory content of the qualification and centres must ensure that all learners receive meaningful employer involvement

For further information on how to deliver a specific qualification, use our qualification finder  to go to the individual qualification page where you can download the relevant handbook.

Resource requirements and support

What are the resource requirements? 

Find details about resource, equipment and staff requirements.

Use our qualification finder  to go to the individual qualification page, where you can download the relevant handbook.

What support is available?

We provide comprehensive support to centres delivering our Technical Qualifications, including site visits, resources and tailored delivery training.

Our dedicated team will support you at every stage – from curriculum planning through to implementation, and throughout programme delivery.

Read more about how we will support your centre

Planning delivery for Technical Qualifications

To help you plan delivery for the Technical Qualifications, we have created sample academic calendars and videos that provide a blue print for what activities should be done and at what point throughout the academic year. For more information, select your relevant sector calendar or video.

It is recommended that academic calendars are printed and referred to while watching the videos.

You can access the Videos and Calendars here

Approval process for delivering Technical Qualifications

  1. If your centre isn’t already approved to offer City & Guilds qualifications, products and services, you’ll need to complete a Centre Approval (CAP) Form, which includes one qualification approval.
  2. If you are already an approved City & Guilds centre you’ll need to complete a Qualification Approval (QAP) Form for the specific qualification.
  3. We’ll visit your centre as part of the approval process, and give you tailored support on how to deliver City & Guilds Technical Qualifications.

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How to deliver Workplace Skills  

City & Guilds Workplace Skills places emphasis on blended learning, team work and project learning – to facilitate learning both in and out of the classroom.

Providers must ensure delivery all the following elements:

  • Completion of MySkills elearning within the Skills Zone online portal
  • Participation in the annual Team Challenge
  • Completion of a work placement at Key Stage 5, (a mandatory component of all programmes of study )
  • Completion of the Project Qualification – an internally marked, externally moderated qualification

Resource requirements and support

What are the resource requirements?

To deliver Workplace Skills  you’ll need:

  • An internet-enabled device to access the Skills Zone learning platform
  • Video recording device such as a camcorder or mobile phone in order to submit the learners’ video pitch for the Team Challenge
  • Speakers or headphones to play video content in the classroom

What support is available?

We provide comprehensive support to centres delivering Workplace Skills , including site visits, resources and tailored delivery training.

Our dedicated team will support you at every stage – from curriculum planning through to implementation, and throughout programme delivery.

Read more about how we will support your centre  

 

Approval process for delivering Workplace Skills

To apply for approval to deliver Workplace Skills you’ll need to complete a Quality Statement.  This involves ensuring that you can, and will, meet the programme’s quality assurance requirements.

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Funding

What funding is available?


Funding at Key Stage 4 (14-16)
  • All City & Guilds Technical Qualifications appear on  Section 96 for funding of 14-16 year olds
  • The Project Qualification that sits within Workplace Skills also appears on Section 96 for funding of 14-16 year olds
Funding at Key Stage 5 (16-19)
  • All City & Guilds Technical Qualifications appear on Section 96 for funding of 16-19 year olds
  • The Project Qualification within Workplace Skills also appears on Section 96 for funding of 16-19 year olds. When delivered within Workplace Skills, the Project Qualification can be used to enhance a programme of study
Funding for 19+
  • City & Guilds Technical Qualifications are also currently available for 24+ Adult Learning Loans, and from September 2016, will be available for 19+ FE loans.
  • City & Guilds Technical Qualifications have been identified as ‘core qualifications’ by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), and can be used as part of the statutory entitlement for learners aged 19+ to gain their first full Level 2 or 3 qualification.

Read more about funding

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Education providers
Deliver City & Guilds TechBac

T: 01924 206709
E: Digitalsales@cityandguilds.com
F: Expression of interest form


Learners

Speak to your local centre or contact us

T:  0844 543 0033
F:  Enquiry form
W: Find an approved centre

Employers

Get involved with TechBac

E: 14-19recognition@cityandguilds.com

Getting ready to deliver new Technical Qualifications

To help you prepare to deliver the new City & Guilds Technical Qualifications, we have produced a series of help videos and PDF guides on key topics like moderation and assessment.

Videos

Anita Crosland, 14-19 Senior Education Category Manager, at City & Guilds introduces this video series which help explain the processes involved in delivering the new City & Guilds Technical Qualifications

technical qualifications

Anita Crosland, introduces the new City & Guilds Technical Qualifications.

Daniel White, Policy and Compliance Lead, on the approvals process

approval

Daniel White, Policy and Compliance Lead, on the approvals process.

Georgie Shillitoe, 14-19 Qualification Progression Manager, on assessment

Assessment

Georgie Shillitoe, 14-19 Qualification Progression Manager, on assessment.

Rachel Roberts, Senior Quality Manager, on moderation

Moderation

Rachel Roberts, Senior Quality Manager talks about the Moderation process for the new Technical Qualifications.

Diane Mitchell, Hair and Beauty Portfolio Advisor, on sample curriculum plans for the new Level 3 City & Guilds Technical Qualifications in Hairdressing

Hairdressing

Diane Mitchell, Portfolio Advisor, demonstrates a curriculum plan for the new City & Guilds Technical Qualifications.

Case Study

Preston

Preston’s College

Like many centres, Preston’s College recognised the need for a sustainable curriculum model that would reinvent their 14-19 offer and set their learners apart from the competition.

With the 14-19 landscape changing rapidly, industry and employers are demanding ever more specialised levels of skills and knowledge from learners.

To meet this need, Preston’s College began delivering Level 2 TechBac in Engineering last September.

Read the full Preston’s College case study  to find out how TechBac is helping meet their 14-19 challenges.

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