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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
  • A Levels
  • Other vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

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

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:

 
  • Technicals in Building Services Engineering Level 3 Plumbing or Electrical
  • Additional GCSEs
  • Other vocational qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeship
  • University
  • Employment

 

Potential Job roles include:

  • Plumber
  • Electrician
  • Heating and ventilating engineer

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

Engineering

Levels and delivery

Key Stage 5 (16-19)

 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

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


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

Hospitality and Catering


Levels and delivery

Key Stage 5 (16-19)

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

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

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