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We've worked closely with employers and providers in the following industries to provide our new Technical Qualifications:

Automotive

Levels and delivery

Key Stage 4 (13-16)

Key Stage 5 (16-19)

 


Employer recognition and support

  • Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
  • Retail Motor Industry Federation


Learner progression

After Key Stage 4 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 3:

  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 2 Automotive Technical Qualifications
  • Additional GCSEs
  • Other vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 3 Automotive Technical Qualification
  • A Levels
  • Other vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

View the Automotive Technical Qualifications brochure >

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Beauty

Levels and delivery

Key Stage 4 (13-16)

Key Stage 5 (16-19)

Level 2 Level 2 Level 3

Employer recognition and support

  • British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology
  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • Federation of Holistic Therapists


Learner progression

After Key Stage 4 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 3:

  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 2 Beauty Technical Qualification
  • Additional GCSEs
  • Other vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 3 Beauty Technical Qualification
  • A Levels
  • Other vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

Potential Job roles include:

  • Make-up artist
  • Nail technician
  • Spa therapist
  • Beauty therapist
  • Salon receptionist

View the Beauty and Complementary Therapies Technical Qualifications brochure >

Building Services

Levels and delivery

Key Stage 5 (16-19)

Level 2 Level 3

 


Employer recognition and support

  • Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors
  • Joint Industry Board


Learner progression

After Key Stage 5 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 3:

 
  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 2 Beauty Technical Qualification
  • Additional GCSEs
  • Other vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

 

Potential Job roles include:

  • Plumber
  • Electrician
  • Heating and ventilating engineer

View the Building Services Technical Qualifications brochure >

Business

These qualifications were developed in collaboration with AMSPAR (Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists).

Levels and delivery

Key Stage 5 (16-19)

Level 2 Level 3

Employer recognition and support

  • AMSPAR


Learner progression

After Key Stage 5 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 3:

 
  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 3 Business Technical Qualification
  • A Levels
  • Other vocational qualifications 
  • Apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

 Potential jobs roles include:

  • Business Support
  • Medical Secretary
  • Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer qualifications

View the Business Services Technical Qualifications brochure >

Construction

Levels and delivery

 Key Stage 4 (16-19)

Key Stage 5 (16 -19)

Level 2  Level 2 Level 3


Employer recognition and support

  • Federation of Master Builders
  • The Chartered Institute of Building


Learner progression

After Key Stage 4 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 3:

  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 2 Construction Technical Qualification
  • Additional GCSEs
  • Other vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 3 Construction Technical Qualification
  • A Levels
  • Other vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
 
  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

Potential Job roles include:

  • Construction design technician
  • Advance craft architectural joiner
  • Stonemason
  • Site technician
  • Civil engineering technician

View the Construction Technical Qualifications brochure >

Digital and IT

Levels and delivery

Key Stage 4 (13-16)

Key Stage 5 (16-19)

Level 2  Level 2 Level 3


Employer recognition and support

  • Microsoft
  • Samsung
  • IBM
  • CISCO


Learner progression

After Key Stage 5 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 3:

 
  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 3 Digital Technical Qualification
  • A Levels
  • Other vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

 

Potential job roles include:

  • Trainee network administrator/ engineer
  • Trainee application developer
  • Trainee web and social media administrator/ coordinator
  • Trainee cyber security administrator/ analyst
  • Trainee business analyst
  • Trainee telecoms/ communication engineer
  • Trainee systems administrator

View the Digital and IT Technical Qualifications brochure >

Early Years

Levels and delivery

Key Stage 5

Level 3


Employer recognition and support

  • Bright Horizons
  • Preschool Learning Alliance


Learner progression

After Key Stage 5 Level 3:

 

  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

Potential job roles

  • Early Years practitioner

View the Early Years Technical Qualifications brochure >

Engineering

Levels and delivery

 Key Stage 4 (13-16)

Key Stage 5 (16-19)

Level 2  Level 2 Level 3


Employer recognition and support

  • Bosch
  • EDF Energy


Learner progression

After Key Stage 4 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 3:

 
  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 2 Engineering Technical Qualification
  • Additional GCSEs

  • Other vocational qualifications

  • Apprenticeships

  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 3 Engineering Technical Qualification
  • A Levels
  • Other vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

Potential job roles include:

  • Aerospace manufacturing technician
  • Electronics manufacture technician
  • Product support engineer
  • Marine engineer
  • Technical support engineer
  • Aircraft systems development technician

View the Engineering Technical Qualifications brochure >

Hairdressing

Levels and delivery

Key Stage 4 (13-16)

Key Stage 5 (16-19)

Level 2  Level 2 Level 3

 

Employer recognition and support

  • National Hairdressers' Federation
  • L’Oréal
  • Toni & Guy


Learner progression

After Key Stage 4 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 3:

  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 2 Hairdressing Technical Qualification
  • Additional GCSEs

  • Other vocational qualifications

  • Apprenticeships

  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 3 Hairdressing Technical Qualification
  • A Levels

  • Other vocational qualifications

  • Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

Potential job roles include:

  • Cruise ship hairdresser/ barber
  • Salon hairdresser/ barber
  • Spa hairdresser/ barber
  • Hotel salon hairdresser/ barber

View the full Hairdressing Technical Qualifications and more >


Health and Social Care


Levels and delivery

Key Stage 5 (16-19)

Level 2 Level 3

*Subject to DfE Approval


Employer recognition and support

  • King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cornwall Care
  • London South Bank University


Learner progression

After Key Stage 5 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 3:

 
  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 3 Health and Social Care Technical Qualification 
  • A Levels
  • Other vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

Potential job roles include:

  • Clinical healthcare assistant/ nursing auxiliary in a hospital or GP surgery
  • Adult healthcare assistant/ worker
  • Personal assistant to an individual needing care
  • Key workers in day services
  • Mental health support worker
  • Key workers in residential settings

View the Health and Social Care Technical Qualifications brochure >

Hospitality and Catering


Levels and delivery

Key Stage 4 (13-16)

Key Stage 5 (16-19)

Level 2 Level 2 Level 3

 


Employer recognition and support

  • Academy of Food & Wine Service
  • Craft Guild of Chefs
  • The Master Chefs of Great Britain


Learner progression

After Key Stage 4 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 3: 

 
  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 3 Hospitality & Catering Technical Qualification
  • A Levels
  • Other vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships

  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 3 Hospitality and Catering Technical Qualification
  • A Levels
  • Other vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

Potential job roles include:

  • Front of house supervisor
  • Restaurant or bar supervisor
  • Conference and event supervisor
  • Pastry chef
  • First commis chef or chef de partie
  • Kitchen assistant

View the Hospitality and Catering Technical Qualifications brochure >

Land and Animal

The Land Sector

The land and environmental sector employs approximately 1.3 million people in 230,000 businesses across the UK. The sector is forecast to need 595,000 new entrants between now and 2020.

 

Levels and delivery

Key Stage 4 (13-16)

Key Stage 5 (16-19)

Level 2 Level 2 Level 3



Employer recognition and support

  • NFU
  • RSPCA
  • British Equestrian Federation


Learner progression

After Key Stage 4 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 2:

After Key Stage 5 Level 3:

  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 2 Land-based Technical Qualification
  • Additional GSCEs

  • Other vocational qualification

  • Apprenticeships

  • City & Guilds Key Stage 5 Level 3 Land and Animal Technical Qualification
  • A Levels
  • Other vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

Potential job roles include:

  • Zoo worker (general)
  • Wildlife/ animal care assistant
  • Animal/ dog groomer
  • Pet shop assistant/ retail assistant
  • Kennel and cattery worker
  • Tree worker
  • Countryside ranger
  • Gamekeeper
  • Fishery consultancy assistant
  • Stable yard supervisor
  • Exercise horse rider
  • Golf greenkeeper
  • Gardener/ grounds maintenance manager

View the Land and Animal Technical Qualifications brochure >

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Travel and Tourism

Levels and delivery

Key Stage 5 (16-19)

Level 3

 


Employer recognition and support

  • Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC)
  • Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA)


Learner progression

After Key Stage 5 Level 3:

 
  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

Potential job roles include:

  • Travel operations executive
  • Travel agent
  • Ski chalet host
  • Resort representative'

View the full Travel and Tourism Technical Qualifications list and more >