Digital Knowledge Qualifications (9628)

Last Updated: 09 Jul 2021
These qualifications are designed to support learners to develop a full range of underpinning knowledge that can be used in a variety of businesses and industries that demonstrate confidence and transferability in a Digital Technology Environment.

They have been developed in collaboration with employers, sector experts and training providers using the relevant apprenticeship standard as the baseline. The standards have been created by employer  groups for the specific areas. The qualifications embody the required learning that allow for the opportunity to successfully gain the relevant knowledge for their chosen career path in a Digital Technology environment.
The qualifications can be taken either as standalone qualifications, or as part of the mandatory on-programme learning for the following Digital Industries apprenticeship standards (City & Guilds 9648):

Software Developer version 1.0 AP04 (9648-71/76)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Software Development Methodologies (9628-01)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Software Language (9628-02)

Network Engineer version 1.1 AP03 (9648-72/77)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Network Principles (9628-03)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Network Systems and Architecture (9628-04)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Network Security (9628-05)

Infrastructure Technician version 1.0 AP02 (9648-73/75)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Networking and Architecture (9628-06)
  • Level 3 Award in Mobile and Operating Systems (9628-07)
  • Level 3 Award in Cloud Services (9628-08)
  • Level 3 Award in Coding and Logic (9628-09)
  • Level 3 Award in Business Processes (9628-10)

Digital Marketer version 1.1 AP02 (9648-74)
  • Level 3 Award in the Principles of Coding (9628-11)
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Online and Offline Marketing (9628-12)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Digital Marketing Business Principles (9628-13)  
On achieving the relevant qualification(s), the learner will have gained underpinning knowledge appropriate to one of the above Apprenticeship Standards.

The qualifications can also be used to enhance on-programme learning for the following newly published 2021 Digital Industries apprenticeship standards where a mandatory qualification isn’t required:
  • Software Developer version 1.1 AP05 (9600-12)
  • Network Engineer version 1.2 AP04 (9601-12
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?
Each qualification consists of one mandatory unit that is assessed via a multiple-choice online test.
What Careers Can This Lead To?
Software Developer
Web Developer; Application Developer; Mobile App Developer; Games Developer; Software Developer.

Network Engineer
Network Technician; Network Engineer; Systems Engineer; Network Architect; Dynamic Network Engineer.

Infrastructure Technician
Help Desk Technician; First or Second Line Support; IT Infrastructure Technician; Network Support

Digital Marketer
Digital Marketing Assistant; Campaign Executive; Social Media Executive; Content Co-Ordinator; SEO Executive; Analytics Executive; Digital Marketing Technologist.
What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?
City & Guilds does not set entry requirements for these qualifications. However, centres must ensure that learners have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualifications successfully and that they have the full engagement of the employers for the full programme.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 3

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Networking and Architecture (9628-06)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Networking and Architecture

  • Accreditation No: 603/0618/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 175 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Mobile and Operating Systems (9628-07)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Mobile and Operating Systems

  • Accreditation No: 603/0619/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 120 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Cloud Services (9628-08)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Cloud Services

  • Accreditation No: 603/0620/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 100 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Coding and Logic (9628-09)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Coding and Logic

  • Accreditation No: 603/0622/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 50 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Business Processes (9628-10)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Business Processes

  • Accreditation No: 603/0623/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 50 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Principles of Coding (9628-11)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Principles of Coding

  • Accreditation No: 603/1606/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 85 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Online and Offline Marketing (9628-12)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Online and Offline Marketing

  • Accreditation No: 603/1608/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 163 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Digital Marketing Business Principles (9628-13)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Digital Marketing Business Principles

  • Accreditation No: 603/1610/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 162 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 4

City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Software Development Methodologies (9628-01)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Software Development Methodologies

  • Accreditation No: 603/0409/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 450 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: N/A This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Software Language (9628-02)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Software Language

  • Accreditation No: 603/0410/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 450 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: N/A This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Network Principles (9628-03)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Network Principles

  • Accreditation No: 603/0412/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 450 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: N/A This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Network Systems and Architecture (9628-04)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Network Systems and Architecture

  • Accreditation No: 603/0413/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 450 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: N/A This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Network Security (9628-05)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

City & Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Network Security

  • Accreditation No: 603/0414/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 450 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: N/A This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2026 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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