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

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

1. Pre-delivery support and curriculum planning

  • Curriculum planning support – We can help you plan your learning programmes, ensuring you know how to fit our Technical Qualifications into your academic calendar

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  • 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>


2. 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    


3. Teaching and learning support and resources

Support for Exams Officers and Tutors

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 it down for you what is really 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.

Teaching Learning and Assessment Guide

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.


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

The following support aids are available at KS5 Level 3 for delivery from September 2016. Additional sectors and resources will be added for KS5 Level 2 to begin teaching in September 2017.

SmartScreen packages

Enhanced SmartScreen 

Sample Assessments

Comprehensive online tutor packages that provide detailed suggested schemes of work and extensive handouts, PowerPoints, worksheets, and sample revision materials.

Designed to save tutors’ time and offer ideas and guidance on how the new qualifications might be delivered

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 

Available for all qualifications.

Find them on the individual qualification page under the ‘Documents’ tab >

Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing L3

Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Therapy L2

Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation L3

Hairdressing - City & Guilds MHD Academy L2 & 3

Technical Certificate in Bricklaying L2

Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery L3

Advanced Technical Diploma in Bricklaying L3

Technical Certificate in Automotive L2

Technical Certificate in Site Carpentry L2

Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in the Automotive Industry L3

Advanced Technical Diploma in Architectural Joinery L3

Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation L2

Advanced Technical Diploma in Site Carpentry  L3

Technical Certificate in Plastering L2

Advanced Technical Diploma in Plastering L3

Technical Certificate in Painting and Decorating L2

Advanced Technical Diploma in Painting and Decorating L3

Technical Certificate in Digital Technologies L2

Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma in Digital Technologies L3 Application Development pathway

Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma in Digital Technologies L3 Web Design and Social Media  pathway

Advanced Technical Certificate/Diploma in Digital Technologies L3 System Infrastructure pathway

Advanced Technical Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner L3

Advanced Technical Diploma in Health and Care L3

Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery L2

Professional Cookery L3: Advanced Technical Diploma pathways - Patisserie and Confectionary, Kitchen and Larder

Advanced Technical Diploma in Nail Technology L3

Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make Up Artistry L3

Advanced Technical Diploma in Nail Technology L3

Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make Up Artistry L3

4. 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 >

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