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Resources and support

Resources and support

Here you’ll find all the key information and resources for exam officers and tutors in colleges and other institutions offering City & Guilds Technical Qualifications. 

We’re here to support you at every stage – find out what you need to deliver our qualifications effectively, from curriculum planning, implementation, programme delivery and resources to support you at every stage.

If you are currently delivering our Technical Qualifications and have general queries please contact the Technicals Quality team:

T: 0300 303 5352
Lines open: Monday to Friday 08.30 to 17.00 GMT 


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Technical Qualifications Performance Report 2019/2020

This report has been produced to support centres in this unprecedented time. During the pandemic we had to cancel our summer exam series for Technical Qualifications. Some of the spring series exams were also disrupted and therefore our normal process for creating Technical Qualification reports did not take place as they focus on student performance within these assessments. We understand that centres want to see the national achievement status, therefore we have produced this one-off report to support centres benchmark themselves within the national performance of a specific Technical Qualification.

The performance of the Technical Qualifications within this report are predominantly derived from Centre Assessment Grades (CAGs) for the summer which are based on tutors’ professional judgements of the students and so should not be compared with other years.

Download the Technicals Qualification Performance Report

Teaching and learning resources

These documents provide essential guidance and information for the delivery, assessment and administration of the Technical Qualifications.

Synoptic assignments - Referencing work and plagiarism

Detailed information on how to prevent and detect plagiarism, and how to appropriately reference within assignments, can be found on the Joint Council for Qualifications website:


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A quarterly communication full of key dates, operational updates, and the latest information about our Technical Qualifications.

Winter newsletter 2019/20

Autumn newsletter 2019/20

Summer newsletter 2018/19

Spring newsletter 2018/19

Winter newsletter 2018/19

Autumn newsletter 2018/19

Summer newsletter 2017/18

Spring newsletter 2017/18

Winter newsletter 2017/18

Autumn newsletter 2017/18

Events and webinars

We offer face-to-face and online training events for anyone involved in the delivery or interested in teaching City & Guilds Technical Qualifications. 

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

Visit our Events page today for more information. 

Moderation portal

The Moderation Portal is the online administration platform used to facilitate the submission of marks and evidence and the moderation of the synoptic assignment, centre assessed components and employer involvement for Technical Qualifications.

Access the Moderation Portal >

You can download a copy of the Moderation Portal Centre User Guide which explains the process for your centre on how to upload marks and evidence. 

If you missed our customer events across April you can download a copy of the slide deck below.

Download moderation portal event (PDF) >

Results and grades information

Grade Prediction Calculator

Our Grade Prediction Calculator has been designed to help you find out what qualification grade your learner might achieve on their Technical Qualification.

Download Calculator (XLSX) >
Watch instructional webinar (YouTube) >


Published Grade Boundaries

Our grade boundaries for Technical Qualification assessments are published in the document below.

Technical Qualifications Grade Boundaries (PDF) >


Grade Boundary Analysis Tool

Our new Grade Boundary Analysis Tool is now live. The downloadable CSV file from the Qualification Results List section of Walled Garden can be loaded into this tool in order to analyse your students’ results.

Download our Grade Boundary Analysis Tool >

If you are having trouble using the tool, please refer to our guide:

Download our Results Analysis Tool Centre Guide (PDF) >

If you require any further assistance please contact our Technicals Quality team on 0300 303 5352.

Technical On boarding



We have created sample curriculum plans to provide you with some guidance on unit delivery throughout the year. These plans also highlight key dates to consider when preparing your learners to complete their final assessments.

Technical Qualification Curriculum Plan Templates 2020/21


Teaching and Learning hints and tips resource for theory exams

  • Technical Qualifications: Preparing learners for the Technicals Qualification theory exam – Watch the video



We also have handbooks available for each qualification, which are a valuable pre-delivery tool.

Each qualification handbook can be found in the Qualifications section.

Online teaching and support resources

We offer a range of publications for all our Technical Qualifications so you can select those that suit you best.

City & Guilds SmartScreen is designed to save tutors’ time, offer ideas and guidance on how our qualifications can be delivered. They can be used as either a front of class teaching aid or set for learners to work independently. Visit our SmartScreen website to view a full list of qualifications that are available.

As well as expert support through our advisor and consultancy team; we also offer learning resources that not only help to create engaging lessons but embed learning. Visit our teaching and learning website for more information.

KS4 Technical Award resources

These documents provide essential guidance and information for the delivery, assessment and administration of our KS4 Technical Awards.

Maths and English support

All 16-18 learners, and those aged 19-25 with an education health and care (EHC) plan who do not hold a GCSE grade 9-4 or A*-C are required to continue studying maths and English during each year of their study programme.

We offer a number of Maths and English resources and digital learning to help teachers and learners develop and apply maths and English skills, such as:

  • e-functional skills
  • SmartScreen Functional Skills/Functional Skills Plus
  • Maths & English e-toolkit.

We recognise that teaching maths and English can be challenging when these are not your specialist subjects, so we offer a range of short ‘How to…’ CPD training sessions to provide ideas and support on how to integrate maths, English and technology into your learning programmes.

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Technicals Quality team

T: 0300 303 5352
Lines open: Monday to Friday 08.30 to 17.00 GMT


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