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Technical Qualifications resources and support

Our dedicated team are here to support you at every stage – from curriculum planning, implementation, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and programme delivery.

  1. Teaching and learning support and resources
  2. Pre-delivery support and curriculum planning
  3. Preparation and on-boarding support
  4. Guides to support best practice
  5. Marketing to your stakeholders

Follow the sections below to find out what’s available at every stage of the journey.


1. Teaching and learning support and resources

Support for Exams Officers and Tutors


To help you plan delivery of our Technical Qualifications, we have created sample curriculum plans to provide you with some guidance on unit delivery throughout the year. These plans also highlight key dates to consider when preparing your learners to complete their final assessments.

Open the accordion below to view each sectors Curriculum Plans.

Curriculum Plans

Click on your relevant sector below to access each available plan, which you can print or save to your computer for reference.


Automotive

 

 

Building Service Engineering

 

 

Business

 


Construction

 

 

Digital

 


Engineering

 

 

Hair and Beauty

 
 

 

Health and Care

 

 

Hospitality and Catering

 

 

Land

 

2. Pre-delivery support and curriculum planning

  • Introductory events and webinars – Our dedicated subject advisors host events and webinars to give you a basic overview of our Technical Qualifications products, and how these will enhance your curriculum.
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  • Handbooks – We have handbooks available for each qualification and they are a valuable pre-delivery tool. Inside, you will find information on:  Qualification structures, assessment and moderation, rules of combination and guided learning hours, tutor requirements, learner entry requirements, and progression pathways. Handbooks can be found with each individual qualification on the Qualifications section of our website>

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3. Preparation and on-boarding support

Preparing you to deliver Technical Qualifications:

  • 1-to-1 on-boarding support – Our technical subject advisors will provide bespoke support to your centre.
  • Tutor delivery and CPD events – We have a range of events scheduled to help prepare your staff for delivery of our Technical Qualifications. View our upcoming events>
  • A quality approval and support visit – As part of the approvals process, you’ll receive a centre visit from an external quality assurer (EQA) to give you additional transition support
 
Anita Crosland, Senior Education Manager, introduces the new City and Guilds Technical Qualifications   Daniel White, Policy and Compliance Lead, on the approvals process.
     
 
 Georgie Shillitoe, 14-19 Qualification Progression Manager, on assessment   Rachel Roberts, Senior Quality Manager talks about the Moderation process for the new Technical Qualifications 
     
   
 Diane Mitchell, Portfolio Advisor, demonstrates a curriculum plan for the new City & Guilds Technical Qualifications    
     

4. Guides to support best practice

Moderation Portal Centre Guide

This new guide supports centres using the Moderation Portal, our online platform used in the delivery of Technical Qualifications. The Moderation Portal allows centres to upload marks and evidence for the components of the Technical Qualifications. 

Employer Involvement Centre Guidance

This helpful guide breaks down what is required from centres in terms of Employer Involvement including what is ‘meaningful’ employer involvement? What does good practice look like? What kind of evidence is required?

Marking and Moderation Guide

All you need to know about the City & Guilds marking and moderation process for Technical Qualifications.

Technical Qualifications – Guide to Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This handy guide breaks down the differences between QCF qualifications and the new Technical Qualifications. It also provides useful information on supporting excellent teaching, learning and assessment.


This video supports centres using the Moderation Portal, our online platform used in the delivery of Technical Qualifications. The Moderation Portal allows centres to upload marks and evidence for the components of the Technical Qualifications. Here we demonstrate how to log into the new portal, create marker accounts, upload marks & evidence and where to locate the contact diary.



Resources to help you create Lesson plans and deliver content to your learners

The following support aids are available at KS5 Level 2 and 3:


SmartScreen Packages

Comprehensive online tutor packages that provide detailed suggested schemes of work and extensive handouts, PowerPoints, worksheets and sample revision materials.
 
SmartScreen is designed to save tutors’ time, offer ideas and guidance on how the new qualifications might be delivered.

View our full list of qualifications that SmartScreen is available for.

Below are our most recent qualifications added to our SmartScreen offering:

Level 2

  • Level 2 Automotive
  • Level 2 Digital technology
  • Level 2 Professional Cookery
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Bricklaying
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Digital Technologies
 
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Painting and Decorating
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Site Carpentry

Level 3

  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma in Digital Technologies - Application Development pathway
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma in Digital Technologies - System Infrastructure pathway
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma in Digital Technologies - Web Design and Social Media pathway
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Architectural Joinery
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Bricklaying
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Health and Care
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Nail Technology
 
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Painting and Decorating
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plastering
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Site Carpentry
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make Up Artistry
  • Level 3 Architectural joinery
  • Level 3 Bricklaying
  • Level 3 Carpentry
  • Level 3 Early Years
  • Level 3 Health and Care
  • Level 3 Nail Technology
  • Level 3 Painting and decorating
  • Level 3 Plastering
  • Level 3 Theatrical, Special effects and Media make up
  • Level 3 Professional Cookery: Advanced Technical Diploma pathways - Patisserie and Confectionary, Kitchen and Larder

Enhanced SmartScreen

Enhanced SmartScreen packages contain all of the traditional tutor resources but also offer learner-facing digital materials, such as videos to demonstrate important skills and quizzes to consolidate learning.

These can be used as either a front of class teaching aid or set for learners to work independently.

Below are our qualifications most recently added to our enhanced SmartScreen offering.

Additionally, visit the SmartScreen website for more information or to contact us.

Level 2

  • Level 2 Beauty Therapy
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy
  • Level 2 Electrotech
  • Level 2 Hairdressing - City & Guilds MHD Academy
 
  • Level 2 Plumbing
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Automotive
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation

Level 3

  • Level 3 Hairdressing - City & Guilds MHD Academy
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in the Automotive Industry
  • Level 3 Beauty and Spa Therapy

5. Marketing to your stakeholders

We’ve developed a bank of resources that you can use to help engagement with learners, parents, employers and key stakeholders.

See the full list of Marketing Resources available >