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City & Guilds Technical Qualifications

City & Guilds Technical Qualifications are designed for 14-19 year olds, as a technical alternative to general qualifications. Also aligned with the emerging principles of T Level qualifications, our Technicals will give your learners the opportunity for hands-on and practical learning. City & Guilds qualifications are delivered by colleges and training providers throughout the UK.

Our Level 3 Technical Advanced Extended Diplomas carry UCAS points and are widely recognised and accepted by universities in the UK.

Available in 13 subject areas, and at three different levels:

  • Key Stage 4, Level 2 Technical Awards (14-16)
  • Key Stage 5, Level 2 Technical Certificates (16-19)
  • Key Stage 5, Level 3 Tech Levels (16-19)

Why choose a City & Guilds Technical Qualification

  • Relevant to industry - we know our qualifications truly meet the needs of employers as they’ve supported the design and development of all our Technical Qualifications.
  • Unparalleled end-to-end support - from curriculum planning through to on-boarding and delivery.
  • Quality is important to us – ensuring that learners come out with a qualification which is rigorous and enables progression is of paramount importance.

Want to enable your learners and help pave their path towards employment, an apprenticeship, or onto university?
Have a look at our offer in key industry sectors in BSE, Construction and Digital and IT below.

Building Services

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Our Technical Qualifications in Building Services have been developed with the industry at heart are designed to give your learners all the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. Our BSE pathway includes;

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


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We’re the leading brand for construction training and courses in the UK and one of the few known throughout the rest of the world.

We cover everything from basic hand skills, specialist trade occupations and site supervisory and management skills. Our construction pathway includes;

  • Construction crafts
  • Constructing the built environment


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Our Technical Qualifications in Digital have been developed to ensure learners have the skills and knowledge sought after by the industry.

Our Digital pathway includes;

  • Application development
  • Business Analysis
  • Cyber Security