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Study TechBac

TechBac offers a unique mix of two elements: practical learning in a vocational subject with developing the workplace skills that employers demand.

There are two components to TechBac:

  • City & Guilds Technical Qualification – in your chosen subject area
  • City & Guilds Workplace Skills - needed in all lines of work

You’ll study both of these as part of your TechBac.


City & Guilds Technical Qualifications


 

These are high-quality practical qualifications. They’ve all been designed with employers, so that they can give you the technical skills and knowledge that employers are looking for, within your chosen subject area.

  • Our Technical Qualifications give you hands-on practical learning to help you feel prepared for the workplace
  • They open doors to further learning, employment, apprenticeships and university; so you can keep your options open
  • UCAS points are available for Level 3 Technical Qualifications, to help you progress to university
  • Our Technical Qualifications are recognised by leading employers
  • They carry the City & Guilds mark of quality, giving you a competitive edge

TechBac subject areas

Click on the accordian's below to find out more about the Technical Qualifications which sit at the heart of TechBac.

Automotive

Want to work in automotive, motorcycle maintenance or vehicle accident repair? Our range of Automotive qualifications are designed to give you all the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

Download our Automotive progression map and learn about the options available to you, and how you can progression onto apprenticeships, university or to a specific job role.


At a glance – progression into higher education

Download our helpful factsheet to learn more about how our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma can help learners progress onto university or employment.

Beauty

Want to work in beauty, nails, theatrical and media make up, or complementary therapies?

Our range of Beauty qualifications are designed to give you all the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

Download our Beauty Therapy progression map and learn about the options available to you, and how you can progression onto apprenticeships, university or to a specific job role.

 

At a glance – progression into higher education

Download our helpful guide to learn more about how our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma can help learners progress onto university or employment.

Building Services

Want to work in electrical installation, plumbing or heating?

Our Building Services qualifications are designed to give you all the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

Study areas in Building Services

There are numerous areas for you to study within our Building Services qualifications, including:

  • Refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump solutions
  • Electrical installation
  • Plumbing

Progression

You can progress to further learning or onto an apprenticeship, university or to a specific job role in your sector.

Potential job roles

  • Plumber
  • Heating and ventilating engineer
  • Electrician

Employer recognition and support 

Letters of support for our Building Services qualifications have been provided by employers such as:

  • Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors
  • Joint Industry Board

Business

Business (specialist)

Want to work in medical administration?

Study areas in Business

The following options are available for you to study within our Business (specialist) qualifications:

  • Medical administration

Progression

You can progress to further learning or onto an apprenticeship, university or to a specific job role in your sector.

Potential job roles

  • Medical administrator
  • Medical secretary or receptionist

Employer recognition and support

Letters of support for our medical administration qualifications have been provided by the associations, who helped to co-create the qualifications:

  • AMSPAR

Construction

Want to work in the creation of buildings and the infrastructure of our towns and cities?

Our Construction qualifications are designed to give you all the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

Download our construction progression maps below and learn about the options available to you, and how you can progression onto apprenticeships, university or to a specific job role.

 

At a glance – progression into higher education

Download our helpful factsheets to learn more about how our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma can help learners progress onto university or employment.

Digital

Want to work in web and social media or computer technology? Our range of Digital qualifications are designed to give you all the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

Download our Digital progression map and learn about the options available to you, and how you can progression onto apprenticeships, university or to a specific job role.


At a glance – progression into higher education

Download our helpful factsheet to learn more about how our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma can help learners progress onto university or employment.

Early Years

Fancy a career in Childcare or as a Social Worker or as a Criminal or Educational Psychologist?

Our range of Early Years and Childcare qualifications are designed to give you all the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

Download our Early Years and Childcare progression map and learn about the options available to you, and how you can progression onto apprenticeships, university or to a specific job role.

At a glance – progression into higher education

Download our helpful factsheets to learn more about how our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma can help learners progress onto university or employment.

Engineering

Want to work in aircraft systems, aerospace or electronics?

Our range of Engineering qualifications are designed to give you all the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

Download our Engineering progression map and learn about the options available to you, and how you can progression onto apprenticeships, university or to a specific job role.

At a glance – progression into higher education

Download our helpful factsheet to learn more about how our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma can help learners progress onto university or employment.

Hairdressing

Interested in helping people to look and feel their best while unleashing your creativity?

Our range of Hairdressing and Barbering qualifications are designed to give you all the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

Download our progression maps and learn about the options available to you and how you can progress onto apprenticeships, university or to a specific job role.

 

At a glance – progression into higher education

Download our helpful guide to learn more about how our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma can help learners progress onto university or employment.

Health and Social Care

Interested in improving the lives of adults needing health and social care?

Our Health and Social Care qualifications are designed to give you all the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

Download our Health and Care progression map to learn about the options available to you and how you can progress onto apprenticeships, university or to a specific job role.

 

At a glance – progression into higher education

Download our helpful factsheets to learn more about how our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma can help learners progress onto university or employment.

Hospitality and Catering

Interested in the lively world of food, restaurants, bars and events?

Our Hospitality and Catering qualifications are designed to give you all the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

Download our Hospitality and Catering progression map and learn about the options available to you and how you can progress onto apprenticeships, university or to a specific job role.

Land and Animal Management

Interested in working agriculture, animal care, equine care, floristry or horticulture?

Our Land and Animal Management qualifications are designed to give you all the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

Download our Land-based progression maps and learn about the options available to you and how you can progress onto apprenticeships, university or to a specific job role.

 

At a glance – progression into higher education

Download our helpful guide and factsheet to learn more about how our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma can help learners progress onto university or employment.

Travel & Tourism

Interested in working in the exciting world of business or leisure travel and tourism?

Our Travel and Tourism qualifications are designed to give you all the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

Study areas in Travel and Tourism

The following options are available for you to study within our Travel and Tourism qualifications:

Progression

You can progress to further learning or onto an apprenticeship, university or to a specific job role in your sector.

Potential job roles

  • Business travel consultant
  • Travel operations executive
  • Travel agent
  • Ski chalet host
  • Resort representative

Employer recognition and support 

Letters of support for our Travel and Tourism qualifications have been provided by employers such as:

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

Workplace Skills

Workplace Skills is a new learning experience that gives you the workplace skills, attitudes and abilities to help you succeed in the work environment.

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Workplace Skills – for your success

  • Workplace Skills will give you the confidence you need to succeed in the jobs market
  • It teaches you the key employability skills that employers look for
  • It gives you skills and qualifications to enhance your CV
  • It gives you the opportunity to achieve a Project Qualification in your subject area. At Level 3 these qualifications carry UCAS points to enable you to progress to university
  • It gives you the freedom to learn at your own pace anytime and anywhere – our digital learning platform, Skills Zone, can be accessed from mobile phones and tablets for use at home or on the go
 

What will I do on Workplace Skills?

Through this programme you’ll complete:

  • MySkills elearning – rich elearning content that helps you to develop the key employability skills needed by all employers
  • Team Challenge  – a national competition that is set and judged by leading employers, such as  the BBC
  • Project Qualification – a project that helps you to develop independent study skills and involves planning, research, critical thinking, and presentation skills
  • Work Placement – if you’re 16 or over, you must do a work placement. TechBac supports you with elearning and an interactive logbook to track what you’ve learnt on your placement

 

Digital tools to help you learn

Skills Zone

 

Skills Zone

Skills Zone is a brand-new user-friendly learning hub for Workplace Skills, available on tablets, PCs and mobiles, so you can practice and develop your skills anytime, anywhere.

   
OPen Badges  

Open Badges

Open Badges are web-based ‘trophies’ of your skills and achievements, which you can showcase through your online CV to potential employers.


What qualifications will I get?

With a TechBac, you’ll receive the following qualifications and achievements:

  • Certificate for a City & Guilds Technical Qualification
  • Certificate for a City & Guilds Project Qualification   
  • Formal City & Guilds statement detailing your full TechBac learning
  • Open Badges (digital credentials) on your online CV to demonstrate that you’ve achieved City & Guilds Workplace Skills

What levels are available?

TechBac is available in the following levels:

  • Level 2 Introductory TechBac – for learners aged 14-16 (Key Stage 4)
  • Level 2 TechBac – for learners aged 16-19 (Key Stage 5)
  • Level 3 Advanced TechBac – for learners aged 16-19 (Key Stage 5
  • Level 2 Introductory TechBac is designed to be taken alongside your GCSEs in years 10 and 11
  • Level 2 TechBac and Level 3 Advanced TechBac are for post-16 study, and offer a choice of Technical Qualification sizes, so you can find the best option for your programme of study.

Where will TechBac get me?

We've designed TechBac to help you progress to:

  • Further learning - Level 2 qualifications within TechBac can help you progress to the next stage or to academic courses, such as A Levels
  • Employment - If you’re at least 16, you can to go straight into a job, already armed with skills and a richer CV
  • Apprenticeship – If you’re 16 or older you can become an apprentice and ‘earn while you learn’
  • University and higher education - Level 3 qualifications within TechBac carry UCAS points, to help you progress to university.
    Find out how many UCAS points you can get here >

 

Contact us

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