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Events and webinars

City & Guilds runs a variety of face-to-face and online events throughout the year to ensure our customers are supported at every stage, from curriculum planning through to ongoing delivery.

Our events provide a great opportunity to network with your peers, and gain expert advice and guidance from our portfolio advisors and their teams.

Our 14-19 related events include:

  • Subject area networks  to understand the reforms
  • Tutor preparation events to deliver the new qualifications
  • Support webinars and video podcasts
  • CPD events through our Advance programme

Upcoming events

Wondering what all the fuss around Technical Qualifications is about? View our forthcoming events and webinars to learn more:

Events

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We run face-to-face and online events to keep you up-to-date with the latest policy and practice as well as City & Guilds qualifications and services that support delivery. You can view a calendar of our upcoming events, including regional networks, and register for them on Eventbrite.

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Free webinars

Qualification specific marking and standardisation support

These webinars will be delivered by the Quality Assurance and Improvement Team along with principal moderators of Technical Qualifications.

The webinars will cover lots of information surrounding synoptic assessments, including:

  • An overview of the synoptic assignment
  • An explanation of the requirements for evidence submission
  • A look at the process of marking synoptic assignments using City & Guilds documentation
  • A description of the role of the centre within the marking process 
  • Sharing best practice for centre quality assurance and marker standardisation.  

Please see below a list of dates and times for each Qualification Specific webinar and click the links below to register your place.

Webinar title

Dates and times

Tickets

Level 3 Animal Care Marking and Standardisation Support

Thursday 18 January 2018
10.30 - 11.30
15.30 - 16.30

Book your place

Level 3 Agriculture Marking and Standardisation Support

Monday 22 January 2018
12.00 – 13.00
14.00 – 15.00

 Book your place

Level 2 Hair and Beauty Marking and Standardisation Support

Thursday 25 January 2018
12.00 -13:00
14.00 – 15.00

Book your place

Level 3 Media Makeup Artistry Marking and Standardisation Support

Tuesday 30 January 2018
11.00 -12.00
14.00 – 15.00 

Book your place

Level 3 Equine Care Marking and Standardisation Support

Thursday 1 February 2018
10.30 – 11.30
13.30 – 14.30 

Book your place

Level 3 Hairdressing Marking and Standardisation Support

Thursday 1 February 2018
12.00 - 13.00
14.30 – 15.30

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Level 3 Health and Social Care Marking and Standardisation Support

Friday 2 February 2018
10.30 – 11.30 
12.30 – 13.30

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Level 3 Constructing the Built Environment Marking and Standardisation Support

Monday 5  February 2018
11.00 – 12.00
14.00 – 15.00

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Level 3 Beauty Therapy Marking and Standardisation Support

Tuesday 6 February 2018
11.00 – 12.00
14.00 – 15.00

Book your place

Level 3 Hospitality and Catering Food Supervision Marking and Standardisation Support

Wednesday 7 February 2018
11.00 – 12.00
14.00 – 15.00

Book your place

Watch our pre-recorded webinar for qualification specific knowledge ahead of these events >

Exams and administration networking events

These events will be delivered by our moderation support team and will support you in gaining the knowledge and understanding of the administrative process for our Technical Qualifications.

These events will cover information surrounding City & Guilds Technical Qualifications, focusing on:

  • All Technical Qualifications and related units
  • Our approval and quality assurance model
  • Key deadlines for this year’s delivery
  • Booking process for all assessments and exams
  • Moderation Portal
  • The learning resources and support available for you and your learners.

Who should attend: Exam officers and administration support teams

To attend, click on your preferred location for more information:

Hair and Beauty Technical Qualifications

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Health, Care and Childcare Technical Qualifications

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Hospitality and Catering Technical Qualifications

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Past events

Access webinar recordings, slides and question and answer sheets from events and webinars already passed.

Webinar recordings

KS4 webinar for City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Award in Hair & Beauty Studies

This webinar is for tutors that are delivering the City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Award in Hair and Beauty Studies (3038-21).

Diane Mitchell, City & Guilds Technical Adviser for hair and beauty, will look at the assessment requirements for the qualification to enable tutors to prepare for the synoptic and theoretical assessments.

Please note that the information in this webinar is correct as at the date of airing.

Health and Care webinar

This webinar, delivered by our Technical Advisors in Health and Care, covered information surrounding our qualifications to inform College providers about our new KS5 Level 2 and Level 3 full time Technical Qualifications on offer for 16-19 year old learners (applicable to England only).

These qualifications are being delivered across England already and would be available for delivery for new college providers from September 2018.

They focused on the following elements:

  • all Technical Qualifications and related units
  • the new summative assessment approach - exam and synoptic
  • new work placement opportunities
  • the teaching and learning resources available for you and your learners.

Any centres who are thinking about new opportunities for their 16-19 year old learners, or are wanting to find out about delivering City & Guilds KS5 Level 2 and Level 3 Technical Qualifications in Health and Care, please see our resources from the webinars below:

Please note that the information in this webinar is correct as at the date of airing.

>Download the webinar slides

Childcare and Early Years webinar

This webinar, delivered by our Technical Advisors in Childcare and Early Years, covered information surrounding our qualifications to inform College providers about our new KS5 Level 2 and Level 3 full time Technical Qualifications on offer for 16-19 year old learners (applicable to England only).

These qualifications are being delivered across England already and would be available for delivery for new college providers from September 2018.

They focused on the following elements:

  • all Technical Qualifications and related units
  • the new summative assessment approach - exam and synoptic
  • new work placement opportunities
  • the teaching and learning resources available for you and your learners.

Any centres who are thinking about new opportunities for their 16-19 year old learners, or are wanting to find out about delivering City & Guilds KS5 Level 2 and Level 3 Technical Qualifications in Childcare and Early Years, please see our resources from the webinars below:

Please note that the information in this webinar is correct as at the date of airing.

>Download the webinar slides

T levels - What you need to know

The DfE have recently announced their action plan for the technical education reforms (T levels), expected to take effect from September 2020. The reforms began with the publication of the Post 16 Skills Plan in July 2016, and we now have more information to share with you.

To help you to understand what the changes will mean to you and your colleagues and how to prepare for them, we ran a free webinar this autumn for principals, vice principals, curriculum managers, tutors and anyone who is involved in delivering qualifications to full-time learners aged 16-18.

This webinar provides:

  • an in-depth knowledge of the post 16 technical education reforms
  • more information about T levels
  • information about the new work placement pilot scheme
  • information about the consultation process and how you can get involved.

Please note that the information in this webinar is correct as of the date of airing on 29 November 2017.

>Download the webinar slides

Exams Officer and Administration Networking Event

This event was delivered by our Technicals & Moderation Support team across various dates in November 2017. The presentation is designed for Exams officers and Adminstration staff and will support you in gaining the knowledge and understanding of the administrative process for our Technical Qualifications and focuses on:

  • An overview of Technical Qualifications
  • Qualification Approvals and our Quality Assurance model
  • A reminder of the key deadlines for this year’s delivery
  • The booking process for all assessments and exams
  • Moderation Visits
  • The Moderation Portal
  • Resources & Support
Download slides from these events

 

 

City & Guilds and NLBC Land Based Qualifications

An introduction to the City & Guilds and NLBC partnership and the Level 2 and Level 3 Technical Qualifications. This includes a tour of both websites and a walk through of the 2017-2018 delivery timeline for centres.

Please note that the information in this webinar is correct as of the date of airing on 22 September 2017.

KS4 Level 2 Technical Awards on boarding Webinar

This webinar is for centres delivering City & Guilds key stage 4 Level 2 Technical Awards. It will cover resources available, key dates in the academic year, one and two year delivery models, planning and preparing for assessments.

Please note that the information in this webinar is correct as of the date of airing on 15 September 2017.

Technical Qualifications in Hair & Beauty - What's it all about?

With the push towards technical education, Diane Mitchell our Hair & Beauty Advisor will break down the difference between Qualification Frameworks and Technical Qualifications. You'll also see why tutors will have more time to teach and how the skills and knowledge learned in our Technical Qualifications are what employers look for in new employees.

These qualifications are supported and developed by national employers and HEIs which further help prepare learners for work, apprenticeships and Higher Education.

It's a big change to make the switch, so Diane will share her tips and resources to support a seamless transition.

Please note that the information in this webinar is correct as of the date of airing on 5th May 2017.



Read the Questions and Answers
Download the webinar slides

Technical Qualifications in Hospitality Catering - So what?

With the push towards technical education, Amelia Bodle our Hospitality & Catering Consultant breaks down the difference between VRQ and Technical Qualifications. You'll also see why tutors will have more time to teach and how the skills and knowledge learned in our Technical Qualifications are what employers look for in new employees.

These qualifications are supported and developed by national employers and HEIs which further help prepare learners for work, apprenticeships and Higher Education.

It's a big change to make the switch, so Amelia shares her tips and resources to support a seamless transition.

Please note that the information in this webinar is correct as of the date of airing on 27 April 2017.



Read the Questions and Answers
Download the webinar slides

Deliver a first-rate Health, Care and Childcare Technical Qualification offer

With the push towards technical education, Paul Robottom our Health & Care Advisor breaks down the difference between Applied Generals and Technical Qualifications. You'll also see why tutors will have more time to teach and how the skills and knowledge learned in our Technical Qualifications are what employers look for in new employees.

These qualifications are supported and developed by national employers and HEIs which further help prepare learners for work, apprenticeships and Higher Education.

It's a big change to make the switch, so Paul shares his tips and resources to support a seamless transition.

Please note that the information in this webinar is correct as of the date of airing on 25 April 2017.

> Read the Questions and Answers
Download the webinar slides

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