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Keep up-to date with all the latest developments in 14-19 education including product news, policy updates, latest research and thought leadership.

You can also find information on the latest City & Guilds events designed to support our customers through the 14-19 changes and with the delivery of City & Guilds TechBac products.

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Great Expectations research: Predicting the 14-19 jobs market

Great Expectations research: Predicting the 14-19 jobs market

Great Expectations is our latest research into the career aspirations of 14-19 year olds looking at the types of jobs they are interested in, the salary they expect to earn, as well as information about careers advice and how they will get to their chosen career.

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137 City & Guilds 14-19 Qualifications approved by the Department for Education (DfE)

137 City & Guilds 14-19 Qualifications approved by the Department for Education (DfE)

Young people will soon have more choice when selecting their 14-19 educational options after 137 new City & Guilds Qualifications at KS4 and KS5 were approved by the Department for Education (DfE).

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Opinion: Time to tell young people the truth about their options

Opinion: Time to tell young people the truth about their options

‘‘While university is a great path for many people, it’s not the only one. It’s time we told our young people the truth about the best way to get into work and broadened their horizons so they understand the full range of jobs available.” Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Managing Director, City & Guilds

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BBC launch nationwide competition at pioneering Birmingham college

BBC launches City & Guilds Team Challenge competition

Learners on a pioneering City & Guilds course helped the BBC to launch a national student team challenge across the UK.                                                                      

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Birmingham TechBac Pioneer celebrates first year

Birmingham college celebrates first year offering the TechBac

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure Group, joined City & Guilds, a global leader in skills development, to visit students on a pioneering course at South and City College Birmingham aimed at addressing the skills gap in the construction sector.

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North Lindsey College forges pioneering engineering partnership

Scunthorpe’s North Lindsey College has become a TechBac Pioneer, offering the City & Guilds TechBac for learners in engineering.

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Getting your career off to a flying start

Kirstie Donnelly MBE – Managing Director of City & Guilds UK – discusses the different options available for young people.

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The City & Guilds TechBac recognised as route to university

The City & Guilds TechBac has been recognised as a clear route to university as UCAS awarded vital admissions points to the Level 3 Advanced qualifications that sit within this innovative study programme for 16-18 year olds.

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The TechBac has made learners ‘prepared for the world of work’

Students at Preston’s College share their views on how TechBac is helping them to feel confident and ready to enter their first job.

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The TechBac acts ‘as a catalyst in our partnerships with employers’

Staff at Preston’s College, explain how the City & Guilds TechBac is aligning to the college’s vision for success.

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Supporting learner engagement through technology

Dan Williams, Teaching and Learning Coach in the Midlands gives practical advice on how we can motivate learners through technology.

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Expert speaker: Making Progress with Digital, by Bob Harrison

Bob Harrison is Chair of Governors of Northern College, a school governor and a leading member of FELTAG and ETAG. He spoke to City & Guilds about the FELTAG challenge and asks some big questions.

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A day in the life of a Techbac student

Jasper Mann, Business Manager at City & Guilds, spends a day at Harrow College with learners studying a TechBac in Construction.

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Opinion piece: what have the 14-19 Reforms done for us?

Nick Isles, Deputy Principal at Milton Keynes College, shares his thoughts on the 14-19 Reforms, looking at the positives, the negatives and the unknown.

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The job I love

With Valentine’s Day marking the month of love, we asked a number of professionals how they got the job they adore. Inspiration from Disney and finding motivational role models are among the steps to success, but we want to hear from you too.

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Employers baffled by education jargon

Four out of ten employers bin CVs because they don't understand qualifications. City & Guilds has partnered with the Plain English Campaign to create an Education Jargon Buster as it launches TechBac.

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What do parents think about education?

 Most parents fear that the UK education system doesn't prepare their children for work, according to our research. And although two thirds think they still need to offer careers and education advice, half don't feel well enough informed about the options on offer.

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Employers facing huge skills shortage, survey reveals

Almost 60% of employers believe their sector is facing a skills shortage and one third are considering looking abroad to bolster their workforce, according to new research published today by City & Guilds.

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Research

Learning to be employable

Learning to be Employable is the latest research by Professor Bill Lucas and Dr Janet Hanson, commissioned by the City & Guilds Alliance. It looks at how FE can improve employability skills in education to prepare young people for the world of work.

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View the 10 steps to improve employability in FE infographic 

 

Great Expectations

Great expectations is our latest research into the career aspirations of 14-19 year olds looking at the types of jobs they are interested in, the salary they expect to earn, as well as information about careers advice and how they will get to their chosen career.

The research is coupled with data from EMSI, an economic modeller, about where the UK jobs will be between now and 2022.

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Jargon Buster Employer Research

This research, which gathers views from more than 1000 small, medium and large businesses, revealed that 57% of employers found acronyms on CVs confusing. Almost two thirds (64%) have had to look up acronyms on the internet.

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View the Jargon Buster Employer Research

 

Parents’ Views of Education infographic

Our survey looks into the different views of parents regarding education options and reveals that half of parents don’t feel prepared to offer careers advice.

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View the Parents’ Views of Education infographic

 

Making Education Work

This employer research explores the importance of providing young people with practical work experience.

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View the Making Education Work report

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A policy perspective on the 14-19 reforms

Get more information about how the 14-19 education landscape is changing and what this means for education providers.
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