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Why City & Guilds Technical Qualifications?

City & Guilds Technical Qualifications for 14-19 year olds have been developed under extensive consultation with employers to reflect current industry skills needs.

Our qualifications offer learners the opportunity to progress directly to employment, onto an apprenticeship or progress to a related higher education course.


Thinking about studying or teaching Technical Qualifications?

Watch our videos to find out what learners and tutors from various colleges have to say about our Technical Qualifications and how they help learners to make progress in their lives and achieve their goals.


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Trafford College tutors

A tutor and lecturers from Trafford College share some of their Technical Qualifications teaching successes.

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Trafford College learners

Find out from the beauty students themselves why they chose to study our Technical Qualification over the others.

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Wiltshire College tutors

Tutors at Wiltshire College share their experiences of delivering our Technical Qualifications in Land and Animal.

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Wiltshire College learners

Find out from the students themselves, why they chose to study one of our Technical Qualifications over the others.

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Wiltshire College employers

Find out what value our Technical Qualifications bring to employers.


FE College - Preston’s College

FE College - Preston’s College

Preston’s College was one of the first FE colleges to begin delivering our Technical Qualifications; offering TechBac to Construction and Early Years students in September 2014.

“Finally there is a qualification that recognises true skills development in a technical and vocational learning package that meets the needs of the labour market. It is key to building the workforce of the future in a collaborative employer-education partnership.”
Chris Wood, Vice-principal for excellence and learning at Preston’s College.

Andrew Gadson, Learning and Development Manager, Preston’s College, reveals how the new Qualifications are putting an emphasis on practical learning:
“The one thing that TechBac really manages to do for us is to inject that skills based delivery into the qualification where what we are talking about isn't just the theoretical knowledge that is removed from its application in the real world, but is actually embedded in everything the qualification asks for. It's about actually showing how you are going to do it when you get into the world of work and I don't think there's a real substitute for that kind of experience.”

Employer - Balfour Beatty

Employer - Balfour Beatty

“The new style curriculum is very, very good, it’s an opportunity for young people to actually develop themselves, their communication skills and how they portray themselves.

The key benefit for the business is to ensure that we have the skills necessary within the construction industry and within Balfour Beatty. We certainly will recommend this to other employers, in fact we also ensure that our supply chain has been brought into this process. We really try to play our part in developing young students as well as apprentices and giving them the opportunity to grow.”
Adrian Berg, Project Manager, Balfour Beatty.