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Level 3 Qualifications in Coaching/Mentoring

The knowledge and skills to start coaching the people you manage

Level 3 Qualifications in Coaching/Mentoring

The knowledge and skills to start coaching the people you manage

Level 7 Coaching Supervision

Get the skills and knowledge to practice as a confident and competent coaching supervisor.

Level 3 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

The knowledge and skills to start coaching or mentoring the people you manage

Level 3 Coaching and Mentoring

The knowledge and skills to start coaching the people you manage

Level 3 Coaching and Mentoring

The knowledge and skills to start coaching the people you manage

ILM Level 2 Award in Introduction to Mentoring Skills

Designed to equip team leaders and aspiring first time managers. Demonstrate the ability to reflect on your own performance, learn key listening and questioning techniques, organise mentoring activities and define the goals, progress and actions needed to improve.

Level 3 Qualifications in Coaching/Mentoring

The knowledge and skills to start coaching the people you manage

Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring

For managers with significant responsibility for coaching and mentoring. Also provides an excellent foundation for a career in development or as a freelance coach and mentor. Carry out supervised coaching and mentoring sessions and review and plan your own professional development.

Level 3 Coaching and Mentoring

The knowledge and skills to start coaching the people you manage

Level 7 Executive Coaching and Mentoring

Designed for senior managers or HR/OD professionals – develop your expertise and credibility in the fields of coaching and mentoring. Professional coaches and mentors – enhance and accredit your experience with a nationally recognised qualification.

Level 3 Coaching and Mentoring

The knowledge and skills to start coaching the people you manage

Level 3 Qualifications in Coaching/Mentoring

The knowledge and skills to start coaching the people you manage

Level 3 Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

This will take you through all the stages of setting up and running a new business. Work on your business plan, understand budgets and cashflow forecasts, build knowledge in key areas such as marketing, customer service and finance.

Level 2 Certificate in Enterprise

Get all the know-how needed to start your own business - from planning to finance this qualification will help you start your enterprise on the right track.

Level 2 Enterprise

Thinking of starting a business? These qualifications will help you prepare and give you some crucial credibility. Understand the process of starting up, think through financial and other risks, check you have what you need to get started, find sources of advice and support.

Level 5 Social Enterprise

This qualification is designed to give business advisers, consultants and managers an expert understanding of the social enterprise sector. Benchmark your knowledge, build understanding of current thinking, improve your own practice.

Level 5 Business Support

If you work as a business coach, adviser or consultant, this qualification will improve your performance. Get better client relationships, more effective consulting techniques and sharpen your change management skills. You also get a nationally recognised qualification to prove your credentials.

Level 5 Action Learning

Get the knowledge to design and deliver an action learning programme in your organisation. Aimed at middle or senior managers. This will also help you build soft skills – communication, relationship-building – to help you influence take-up of action learning programmes.

Level 5 Service Improvement

Aimed at managers with some experience – project leads, department heads, or more senior managers. Gives you a deep understanding of lean techniques and takes you step-by-step through a lean-based service improvement project in your organisation.

Level 3 Service Improvement

Aimed at managers with some experience – project leads, department heads, or more senior managers. Gives you a deep understanding of lean techniques and takes you step-by-step through a lean-based service improvement project in your organisation.

Level 3 Qualifications in Leadership and Management Practice for the Construction and Built Environment Sector

Develop core skills to drive construction projects and programmes of work

Level 5 Leadership

Enhanced leadership skills to drive team performance

Level 6 Diploma in School Business Management

Gain senior management skills to take your school or schools forward successfully as a business

Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management

Get the management skills you need to move into a non-teaching leadership role within the schools sector

Level 5 Diploma in School Business Management

Leadership and management skills for experienced School Busness Managers

Level 2 Principles of Team Leading

Get the practical skills you need to lead a team for the first time. Also supports team leaders with some experience but no formal training. Learn hands-on techniques to tackle a range of team leader tasks. Get the confidence to manage people effectively.

Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading

New team leader? About to be promoted? This qualification will give you the core skills and confidence to tackle the role head-on.
It provides an excellent foundation for a career in management.

Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading

New team leaders – get the skills to motivate your teams, communicate clearly and confidently and build positive, productive relationships at work. Also forms part of the ILM Level 2 Apprenticeship in Team Leading.

Level 2 Effective Team Member Skills

Just starting your career? This will improve your performance at work and prove you are ready to step up to the next level. Improve your communication skills, get more confidence and learn how to resolve conflicts in a team.

Level 5 Leading Quality Improvement

Aimed at first-line and middle managers. Get tools and techniques to boost quality, increase efficiency and effectiveness and improve performance across an organisation. Includes the technique of action learning, to improve your own leadership performance.

Level 5 QCF NVQ in Management

Aimed at experienced managers with responsibility for developing and implementing strategy in your area of the organisation. Benchmark your working practises, show you have what it takes to succeed at this level, get ready for senior management responsibilities.

Level 4 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management

Department heads, project leads and other middle managers – really get to grips with your role. Get the skills, business acumen and abilities you to be an effective manager at this level. Also build a solid foundation for future career progression.

Level 5 Leadership and Management

Project managers, department heads, and other middle managers – this qualification will help benchmark  your performance and
 fast-track your career into senior management. Highly flexible qualification, can be customised.

Level 4 in Principles of Leadership and Management for Adult Social Care

This qualification is aimed at new or aspiring adult social care managers preparing for career progression within the adult social care sector in Northern Ireland.

Level 5 Leadership and Management Skills

Prepare to take on a new role as a manager – get a thorough grounding in your role and responsibilities. Build better interpersonal skills, lead and motivate people to achieve organisational goals and assess and improve your own performance.

Level 4 Qualifications in Principles of Leadership and Management

Develop aspiring middle managers and first line managers – pick up the skills and understanding you need to build core skills in middle management and can access a wide range of optional study areas to help gain specific management skills . The Diploma also forms part of the ILM Level 4 Management Apprenticeship.

Level 6 Diploma in School Business Management

Gain senior management skills to take your school or schools forward successfully as a business

Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers

The Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers is designed for School Business Management (SBM) professionals who are moving into a management role

Level 5 Principles of Leadership and Management

For new and aspiring department heads, regional team leaders and other middle managers. Improve your specialist business knowledge, technical skills and performance and gear up to move into senior management. Highly flexible qualification – can be customised.

Level 4 Leadership

Prepare to take the next step in your career – managing other managers, or leading bigger teams. Understand yourself as a leader; develop your ability to plan and lead complex teams. Concise qualification that makes a real impact in an organisation.

Level 5 Diploma for Leaders and Managers

Developed in line with the latest Operations/Departmental Manager apprenticeship standard.

Level 5 Leadership and Management

Project managers, department heads, and other middle managers – this qualification will help benchmark  your performance and
 fast-track your career into senior management. Highly flexible qualification, can be customised.

Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management

This qualification is ideal for managers moving into a middle management position and forms part of the ILM Level 4 Management Apprenticeship. If you still retain responsibility for operational processes but are more removed from day to day line management duties.  

Level 3 Diploma in Management

This qualification is designed to help you prepare for the first rung of management. If you are a practising first-line manager, this will further develop your skills and knowledge and boost your career prospects. Also forms part of the ILM Level 3 Management Apprenticeship.

Level 2 Certificate in Enterprise

Get all the know-how needed to start your own business - from planning to finance this qualification will help you start your enterprise on the right track.

Level 3 Leadership

Ideal for team leaders ready to move up to the next level or managers with some experience but no formal leadership training.
Get the skills and confidence to lead people, as well as manage processes and operations. Learn tools and techniques to develop yourself as a leader.

Level 4 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management

Department heads, project leads and other middle managers – really get to grips with your role. Get the skills, business acumen and abilities you to be an effective manager at this level. Also build a solid foundation for future career progression.

Level 3 Leadership and Management

Take on your first management role – get the skills and knowledge you need. Also supports practising managers to improve performance and get formal recognition. A Highly flexible qualification which can be customised.

Young Leaders

The only Awards dedicated to building self-leadership skills in young learners. A great way to enhance a CV or prepare for future qualifications or training in leadership.

ILM Leading with integrity

Developed by ILM and Cass Business School, this qualification combines the highest standards in practical management with academic expertise in integrity and ethics. It provides a foundation in leadership and management with particular focus on the importance of culture, values and integrity, ensuring hands-on experience in the handling of ethical dilemmas.

ILM Leading with integrity (QCF)

Developed by ILM and Cass Business School, this qualification combines the highest standards in practical management with academic expertise in integrity and ethics. It provides a foundation in leadership and management with particular focus on the importance of culture, values and integrity, ensuring hands-on experience in the handling of ethical dilemmas.

Level 2 Award for Young Leaders

The only Awards dedicated to building self-leadership skills in young learners. A great way to enhance a CV or prepare for future qualifications or training in leadership.

SCQF Level 5 in Effective Team Member Skills

Understand team dynamics and improve your work performance

Level 5 Diploma in School Business Management

Leadership and management skills for experienced School Busness Managers

Level 5 Leadership and Management

Project managers, department heads, and other middle managers – this qualification will help benchmark  your performance and
 fast-track your career into senior management. Highly flexible qualification, can be customised.

Level 6 Management

Senior managers who are new in their roles, or middle managers who are preparing for promotion – sharpen your critical thinking skills, evaluate your performance, prepare for senior leadership. Designed to count towards a Level 7 qualification.

Level 5 Diploma for School Business Leaders

This qualification is aimed at experienced School Business Managers looking to develop their leadership and management skills

Level 7 Leadership and Management

These flexible qualifications are designed to provide scope and opportunity for senior leaders to focus on their own specific strategic leadership and management needs. The emphasis at this level is on personal context, networking and the increasing role of informal and social learning.

Level 3 Diploma for Managers

Fully aligned to the ‘on programme’ elements of the Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship Standard.

Level 4 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Leadership and Management

Department heads, project leads and other middle managers – really get to grips with your role. Get the skills, business acumen and abilities you to be an effective manager at this level. Also build a solid foundation for future career progression.

Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership

Forms part of the ILM Level 5 Management Apprenticeship, aimed at experienced managers with responsibility for developing and implementing strategy in your area of the organisation. Benchmark your working practises, show you have what it takes to succeed at this level, get ready for senior management responsibilities.

Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management

Get the management skills you need to move into a non-teaching leadership role within the schools sector

Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership

This is for practising and potential senior managers with significant responsibilities. Critically evaluate your performance and take the chance to close skills gaps and build strategic leadership capabilities. Solid platform for your formal development to the highest levels of leadership.

Principles of Leadership and Management

Develop aspiring middle managers and first line managers – pick up the skills and understanding you need to build core skills in middle management and can access a wide range of optional study areas to help gain specific management skills . This qualification also forms part of the ILM Level 4 Management Apprenticeship.

Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management

New and aspiring junior managers – pick up the skills and understanding you need to deal with management responsibilities and start your career with confidence. Learn what it takes to organise, manage and motivate your teams. Highly flexible qualification – can be customised.

Level 3 Facilities Management

Learn to plan, organise and deliver facilities management services in an organisation. Ideal if you are moving into facilities management, or if you have some operational experience but want to further develop your abilities.

Level 3 Management of Volunteers

Get the specific set of skills you need to support, motivate, organise and manage volunteers. Ideal if you are preparing for your first management role in the third sector, or want to accredit your experience in this area.

Level 7 Leading Quality Improvement

Senior managers – drive improvement in your organisation. Boost efficiency, productivity and performance, and improve quality across the board. Includes the technique of action learning, to improve on your own leadership performance.

Level 3 Site Waste Management Planning and Implementation

Supervisors, foreman or managers – get the skills and knowledge to develop and implement a successful site waste management plan, for real environmental and business benefits. Comply with the law and latest industry best practice.

Level 4 Managing Equality and Diversity

Get a thorough grounding in relevant equality and diversity legislation and the tools to help you monitor and plan for business diversity. Formal training will also help you deal confidently with bullying, harassment and discrimination.

Level 2 Leadership and Team Skills

Boost your performance as a team member, or move to a team leader position. If you already work as a team leader, this will make you more effective and confident in your role.

Level 3 Certificate in Leadership

Ideal for team leaders ready to move up to the next level or managers with some experience but no formal leadership training.
Get the skills and confidence to lead people, as well as manage processes and operations. Learn tools and techniques to develop yourself as a leader..

Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

These qualifications will help you to develop the knowledge and skills you need to support individuals with a learning disability.

The units offered within these qualifications mirror those offered within the Learning Disabilities Pathway through the Health and Social Care Diploma in England.

Emergency and Primary Health Care

The Certificate in Emergency Care Assistance aims to provide essential emergency care skills and knowledge to those working in emergency and other support services.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Develop and practice the skills you need to work in a National Screening Programme for Diabetic Retinopathy.

This qualification is designed to meet the learning needs of anyone involved in the identification of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy. Once completed, you'll meet the UK Four Nations requirements for those working in a National Screening Programme for Diabetic Retinopathy.

Infection Prevention and Control

If you're a health worker or social care worker - whether in the community or in a hospital, you need a thorough understanding of how infections spread and how you can stop them.

This Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection gives you an in-depth understanding of how to prevent the spread of infection. You'll cover things like causes of infection, cleaning methods, waste disposal and infection control laws and policies.

Working in the Health Sector

Do you want to work in the health service or give your skills a boost? A Certificate in Working in the Health Sector gives you vital skills and knowledge. The qualification covers things like communicating effectively, maintaining quality standards, improving the service you offer and health, safety and security.

Assistant Practitioners

This diploma is part of an apprenticeship framework, developed by Skills for Health.

This diploma is aimed at all assistant practitioners. It focuses on consolidation of learning and on embedding consistently good practice in core areas, as well as the development of additional knowledge and skills.

Having completed this diploma, workers may then progress into undergraduate healthcare profession programmes such as nurse training.

Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health

These awards cover the employment and personal learning skills you need for a range of roles in the health sector. They are part of the Apprenticeship Frameworks in Health, including Allied Health Profession Support, Clinical Healthcare, Dental Nursing, Healthcare Support Services, Pathology Support, Perioperative Support, Maternity and Paediatric Support.

Health Trainers

With a Certificate for Health Trainers, you'll get the knowledge and skills you need to work as a Health Trainer - someone who works in a community to support people's health and wellbeing with sensible and practical advice.
You can play a role in reducing health inequalities in the community - and you will be able to apply your skills across a range of diverse workplaces.

Dental Nursing

The Diploma in Dental Nursing gives learners the knowledge and skills in dental nursing both in direct chairside work and providing support in a range of dental treatments. Learners will learn about various aspects of dental nursing including:

•First aid essentials.
•Providing chairside support to patients for a number of procedures.
•Contributing to the production of dental images.
This qualification will enable candidates to register with the GDC as a dental nurse.

Having completed this qualification, candidates may wish to work towards one of the many small qualifications available for continuing professional development, such as the Level 3 Certificate in Dental Decontamination (3130-31).

Decontamination of Instruments and Devices

This qualification is aimed at learners who need to know how to decontaminate instruments in either healthcare settings or  dental settings.

Mental Health Care

This level 3 Diploma in Mental Health Care aims to provide the main skills and knowledge required to competently support adults with mental health issues. It gives new workers with no prior experience a comprehensive understanding of the issues their service users are experiencing, which is crucial to develop competent and safe workers.

It is relevant to Health Care Support Workers in Mental Health, Mental Health Support Worker (MHSW), Support, Time and Recovery Worker, and Healthcare Assistants.

It will form part of the level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Mental Health Support once available.

Community Mental Health Care

The Certificate in Working in Community Mental Health Care can open up new opportunities for you if you work in care and support services with adults who have mental health problems - perhaps in residential care, drop-in services, advocacy, or home and community support.

Community Mental Health Work

Whether you are a new member of mental health staff or a new volunteer, the Certificate in Community Mental Health Work can give you an introduction to the skills you need to work with adults with mental health problems.

Designed to go with your work induction, the certificate can also be a first step on the way to higher qualifications.

Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (Northern Ireland)

This qualification allows learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Adult Care in Northern Ireland. The Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care will provide both a practice-based qualification for specific level 4 job roles and will act as a stepping stone towards more senior practice and management. It is particularly relevant for senior care/support staff, front line managers, assistant/deputy managers, team leaders, area domiciliary care managers and senior day care workers.

Personalisation in Health and Social Care

These Level 4 qualifications, developed in partnership with the Open University and Helen Sanderson Associates, will provide learners with the knowledge and skills essential to the areas of Personalisation and Person-Centred care in Health and Social Care.

Health and Social Care for Wales and Northern Ireland

These Level 1 knowledge qualifications, available to learners in Wales and Northern Ireland, have been developed in partnership with Skills for Care and Development to be used as and introduction to working in adult social care or with children and young people.

Stroke Care

These qualifications have been developed in conjunction with the NHS Stroke Improvement Lead and a wide range of sector experts and cover the skills and knowledge you need to recognise and treat a stroke and care for those who have had a stroke.

Continuing Professional Education and Learning for Social Workers (Post Qualifying) (Wales only)

This post qualifying certificate forms the consolidation programme of the Continuing Professional Education and Learning (CPEL) framework in Wales. Developed by the Care Council for Wales, the CPEL framework aims to improve the standard of social work practice and enhance professionalism in Wales. Completion of this post qualifying certificate is mandatory for newly qualified social workers in Wales and will normally be undertaken once the first year of practice has been completed.

The consolidation programme builds on the learning completed during both the social work degree and the good practice support framework ‘Making the Most of the First Year in Practice: A Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers’ that is undertaken during the first year of practice.

Set within the Welsh context, the three units within the post qualifying certificate focus on the main areas in which newly qualified social workers need to consolidate their practice namely the use of professional judgement in increasingly complex situations, collaborative working and undertaking needs based assessment. The units may also be relevant to meet the learning needs of other more experienced social workers.

Independent Advocacy

These qualifications have been specifically designed to support the role of the Independent Advocate.

Health and Social Care

These are knowledge qualifications that can be used as an introduction to working in adult social care or with children and young people. The qualifications cover a variety of areas, including: equality, diversity and inclusion; introduction to the role of a social care worker; health and safety; and awareness of safeguarding and duty of care.

 

Social Care Induction and Safeguarding Awareness (Wales)

The Level 2 Award in Social Care Induction (Wales)  and the Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Awareness ( Wales ) , developed in partnership with Care Council Wales, have been designed for learners who work or wish to work in a range of social care settings in Wales. They allow learners to develop knowledge and understanding about key aspects of social care practice, safe working and value base that are recognised as essential parts of the social care induction framework for Wales.

Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People's Settings

This award will provide you with the essential knowledge of employment responsibilities and rights of individuals working in a range of roles in health and social care or children and young people's settings.

Social Services and Healthcare (SVQ)

The SVQ Level 2 Social Services and Healthcare) at SCQF Level 6 is the replacement qualification for the 3174 SVQ Level 2 SVQ in Health & Social Care at SCQF level 6

The SVQ Level 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 7 is the replacement qualification for the 3175 SVQ Level 3 SVQ in Health & Social Care (Adult pathway).  The Children’s Social Care pathway of Health & Social Care has been replaced by the 4174 SVQ Level 3 in Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7

The Social Services and Healthcare qualifications cover a wide range of knowledge and skills required by those working with adults with differing needs in a wide range of social care and integrated care settings.  

Individuals working in adult social care services are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).  These qualifications form part of the requirement to register with SSSC as the workforce regulator.  Details of the requirements can be found on the SSSC website.

 

Communications Cabling and Networks

The Award in Communication Cabling helps develop the knowledge and skills required to become effective in the installation of communication cables and connecting to relevant systems. For those who wish to progress further, the Certificate in Designing and Planning Communications Networks builds on the competence of installation and develops knowledge for those who wish to design communication networks.

These qualifications include working with fibre optic or copper cabling for interior and exterior scenarios, as well as the planning of overhead communications network.

Telecommunication Systems

These qualifications are designed for individuals who are seeking a career as a technician in the telecommunications industry. It recognises that telecommunications, computing and information technology have merging skills and is also suitable for preparation for a wider range of jobs in the field of electronic communications.

Information Security

The growth of hacking and phishing across the Internet requires well trained and tested professionals. The Level 3 Diploma in Information Security is designed to provide the knowledge and skills for dealing with cyber security issues and how to work with others to combat them.  This is also the main qualification with the Advanced Apprenticeship in Information Security.

For those who will be responsible for ensuring their organisation is prepared to combat cyber security issues the Level 4 Diploma in Information Security provides the knowledge and ability to assess security risks, conduct information security audits and contribute to the risk management as part of an information security strategy. This is the competency qualification in the Higher Level Apprenticeship for Information Security.

ICT Professional Competence

These comprehensive qualifications are ideal for anyone looking for a career in ICT, wishing to improve their professional ability or hoping to progress in their role. You can choose the skills and knowledge you require to specialise in anything from office equipment servicing to software development and games design.

ICT Professional Competence Level 2 to 4 are part of the IT, Software and Telecoms Apprenticeship Framework.

BCS: The Chartered Institute for IT

Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals Qualifications

It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the ICT sector as Database Administrators, Internet/Web Professionals, IT Product Developers, IT Technical Sales Specialist, IT Trainers, Multimedia Designers, Network Managers, Office Equipment Service Technicians, Software Developer/Programmers, Systems Analysts and Telecommunications Technicians.

Home Technology Integrators

The Level 2 Award or Certificate for Digital Home Technology Integrator provide the knowledge and skills required to connect electronic and digital home systems, as well developing essential customer care skills.

Upon completion of one of these qualifications a learner will be able to install, configure and troubleshoot either one or several types of system, including networking, audio/visual systems, telephone/VoIP and security and surveillance.

The Level 2 Award (7575-02) can be used as the Technical Certificate component for the Intermediate Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecommunications Professionals (England) or the Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecommunications Professionals (Wales).

Software Development

The Level 2 Certificate in Software Development has been created to meet the needs of those wishing to deliver programmes that are backed by a qualification that attracts Performance Points for the 14-19 market. Whether you are a schools, local authority, college or private training provider, this is an ideal qualification to support the games and software development going on specifically in the 14-16 sector.

NOTE: The assignments for 7650 are currently under development and will be available soon.

IT Professionals/IT User

Up-to-date IT skills are important for almost any job in today's market. These qualifications are based on City & Guilds leading e-Quals 07 qualifications, designed to help you take your IT skills to the next level, whether you're an occasional computer user or an IT professional.

Desktop Publishing

Using desktop publishing software and basic design skills this qualification equips you use imported texts and graphic objects for producing pieces such as newsletters, posters, and multipage publications such as leaflets and brochures.

SVQs in Social Services, Children and Young People Levels 2 and 3

The SVQ Level 2 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 6 is the replacement qualification for the 3174 SVQ Level 2 SVQ in Children’s Care Learning and Development at SCQF level 5

This qualification cover a wide range of knowledge and skills required by those working with children of all ages and with differing needs in a range of settings. 

The SVQ Level 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7 is the replacement qualification for the 3174 SVQ Level 3 SVQ in Children’s Care Learning and Development and the 3175 SVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care (Children and Young People).

This qualification cover a wide range of knowledge and skills required by those working with children of all ages and with differing needs in a range of settings.  It is appropriate for those working both in early years and children and young people’s social care settings.

Individuals working in children’s day care or residential childcare services are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).  These qualifications form part of the requirement to register with SSSC as the workforce regulator.  Details of the requirements can be found on the SSSC website.

 

Level 3 Extended Diplomas in Children's Care, Learning and Development ( Wales and Northern Ireland)

The Extended Diplomas in Children's Care, Learning and Development  are qualifications developed to meet the needs of learners who work with children in a wide range of settings in either Wales or Northern Ireland.

Early Years Foundation Practice

The Level 3 Award for Implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum has been developed to support  practitioners who work in registered early  years settings.

Speech, Language and Communication for Children

This qualification will help you to recognise the pattern of typical and non-typical communication development in children and young people, and this will enable you to support successful communication development of all children.

Working with Parents

This qualification was developed to address the needs of practitioners providing intense support to families, for example in family intervention work. The new award focuses on the skills and knowledge required to provide sustained, intensive, whole family support in a multi-agency setting.

Residential Childcare (England)

The Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) and the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) are new qualifications designed to support learners who want to work in a care or management role in residential childcare and who have not previously achieved an existing relevant qualification. From 05 January 2015 learners who want to work in residential childcare will need to register on one of these two Diplomas. 
Learners currently registered on the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce ( Social Care pathway) and the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services ( residential management pathway) should continue with their qualifications. There is no need for them to switch to the new qualifications. 
Providers currently offering the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce ( Social Care pathway) and the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services ( residential management pathway) will be automatically approved to offer the new qualifications.

Parents to be

These qualifications are designed to provide young people with the skills and knowledge needed for caring for a baby. Learners will also have the opportunity to cover areas such as searching and applying for job, preparing for an interview and career progression.

Level 2 Award in Safeguarding (Prevent Strategy)

This qualification will support learners to develop a knowledge and understanding of the ways in which young people may be vulnerable to harm, abuse or exploitation in the workplace and/or the learning environment. It will help the learner to understand the personal responsibilities required to keep young people safe, the role and responsibilities of different agencies, the legal context of safeguarding and the national guidelines for recognising and reporting situations where young people may be at risk of harm, abuse and exploitation.
Whether you are an employer, learner or colleague is it vital to be able to identify harm, abuse and exploitation, and more importantly to act upon it appropriately. With that in mind we have also created a 45 minute elearning course that helps learners define the concept of safeguarding and the different types of abuse they may witness.  To find out more about this EssentialsPlus safeguarding online course please click here: http://www.kineo.com/blog/city-guilds-kineo-s-new-safeguarding-training-makes-quality-compliance-easy
This qualification will also support wider government initiatives and inspection frameworks.

Children's Care, Learning and Development (SVQ)

These qualifications cover a wide range of knowledge and skills required by those working with children of all ages and with differing needs in a range of settings.

Youth Work

These qualifications have been developed to enable candidates to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to become a youth support worker or a youth and community worker.

Engineering (Graduate & Post Graduate Diploma)

These qualifications provide a flexible and alternative method of satisfying or contributing to the academic requirements of professional institutions or continued professional development (CPD). They are ideal for learners already in employment or those looking to change their career who did not have an opportunity (or chose not to) gain an accredited degree.

The qualifications may also be suitable for learners who were planning to take the Engineering Council Graduate Diploma or Post Graduate Diploma examinations (9107), or who took some of the units but did not manage to complete the required units for certification before the examinations were closed for registration.

The final re-sit opportunity for the Engineering Council examinations was in May 2012. Candidates who have completed some of the units under the Engineering Council examinations may wish to consult the ‘exemptions’ document under the Additional information section to find out what exemptions they may qualify for under the City & Guilds examinations.

This Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma 9210 suite of higher level qualifications does not have the Engineering Council’s involvement and cannot be endorsed by the Engineering Council but City & Guilds has liaised with several discipline-specific engineering institutions ensure the qualifications are aligned with the registration requirements for Incorporated Engineer (for the Graduate Diploma) and Chartered Engineer (for the Postgraduate Diploma), which will be considered through the academic assessment procedure of the institutions. For details on the recognition arrangements, please download the '9210 Professional registration (v2)' document under Additional information' on the right hand side of this page. 

For further information, please contact City & Guilds and not the Engineering Council. The Engineering Council will be unable to assist with queries.

Learners will normally attend a formal training programme or course of study at a City & Guilds approved centre in preparation for the written examinations and practical assessments. Learners may take as few or as many subjects as they wish each year.

The qualification has three main professional groupings. These are:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (contains three pathways of Electrical, Electronic; Telecommunication and Information Technology) and
  • Mechanical Engineering.

Electrical Testing and Verification of Electrical Installations (Ireland)

This qualification is designed to train and assess practicing electricians in Ireland on the methods and procedures of inspecting and testing electrical installations to meet the requirements of the Irish regulator, the Commission for Energy Regulation, including Certification and reporting.

It will show your customers that you are are up to date with national requirements for the industry.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Get an internationally recognised accreditation of your skills and knowledge in electrical and electronic engineering with an IVQ Technician Award. These qualifications prepare you for a wide range of roles in the electrical and electronic engineering industries. Depending on the level you choose you'll cover the basics or develop specialist knowledge and skills in areas like energy distribution and utilisation and control systems.

Creative Techniques

For many years the City & Guilds creative suite of qualifications has provided crafts people worldwide with skills that form the basis of a cultural tradition, whilst promoting the highest level of innovation and design. With a qualification in Creative Techniques you will become a well informed designer in your chosen craft subject, able to sample ideas and create well-designed, professional quality craft items that you can sell.

As an added option you can also learn the vital knowledge of how to run a creative business, including the development of a business plan.

Fashion design

Our certificates and diplomas in fashion design covers a wide range of skills from designing and making a blouse or a shirt, a dress  or a fashion corset through to designing and making a character costume.

Interior design

Our certificates and diplomas in Interior design covers a wide range of skills from designing interiors for kitchen and living rooms, making lined curtains, making interlined roman blinds through to designing interiors for bedrooms with en suites.

Sugarcraft

Our certificates and diplomas in Sugarcraft cover a wide range of skills from cupcakes and cake pops, royal icing techniques, creating a botanical sugar floral study  through to techniques using chocolate couverture.

Art and Design - 2D and 3D

Our certificates and diplomas in Art & Design in 2D and 3D Techniques,  will enable you to become a well informed designer in your chosen craft subject, covering a wide range of skills from life drawing, printmaking techniques, scenic painting,  warm and cool glass techniques to creating rings with multiple settings.

Jewellery Manufacturing

This qualification will provide proof of a basic practical ability, knowledge and understanding of jewellery making at the standard recognised by employers in goldsmithing and allied trades. This qualification is part of the apprenticeship framework.

Balloon Artistry

Our Awards and Certificates in Balloon Artistry Techniques covers a range of skills from classic balloon displays through to creating a display of aerial balloons for an event.

Floral Design

Our awards in certificates covers the essential skills you need for a successful career in floral design, they cover a wide range of skills in traditional and contemporary flower arrangements and design.

Design and Craft

The course in Design and Craft is available in over 100 crafts such as fashion, ceramics, media, interior decoration, textiles, woodwork, flower arranging, corsetry, cake decoration and bookbinding.

Craft

The qualification covers using a variety of techniques, materials, tools and equipment needed for the chosen craft industry.
As part of the qualification they will design, present and display the explicit craft. Also there is a need to have contact with the customer, so good communication skills are required. To work in the Craft Industry you need to be able to manage your time effectively and enjoy problem solving as you are working, and have a high attention to detail.

Horse Care

An NPTC NVQ in Horse Care shows you have the skills you need for your job with horses. Whether you're a stablehand, trainer, groom, riding instructor or stable manager, these recognised qualifications can help you take the next step in your career.
You'll prove your on-the-job skills at looking after horses and health and safety, and choose from specialist skills that suit your role.

The Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management has been designed by City & Guilds NPTC for people wishing to progress to management level within the equine industry.

Horse Care and Management

Focussing upon the major principles and practices within modern Horse Care and Management  in a College-based setting, the learner will be able to start or build on a career in the Equine Industry.

UCAS tariff

Certificate in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

70

28

D

60

24

M

40

16

P

20

8


Subsidiary Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

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D*

140

56

D

120

48

M

80

32

P

40

16


Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

280

112

D

240

96

M

160

64

P

80

32


Extended Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

420

168

D

360

144

M

240

96

P

120

48


90- Credit Diploma in Land Based Services UCAS tariff

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

210

84

D

180

72

M

120

48

P

60

24

 

Equine Skills

The Level 1 Certificate in Equine Skills has been designed to provide a level 1 qualification in practical equine skills, to meet the needs of learners, industry and other stakeholders.

Saddlery

The Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Saddlery and Advanced Saddlery are intended to introduce and develop the craft skills and sector specific knowledge required to undertake a career within the saddlery, equestrian and associated craft leatherworking industries.

Saddlery

This qualification assesses the intermediate and advanced level craft skills of those designing and creating leather bridles, harnesses and saddles. This qualification forms part of the apprenticeship framework for Fashion and Textiles (Saddlery).

Horse Care

Focussing upon the principles and practices of horse care and management in a work-based setting, the learner will focus on areas of interest such as yard work, competition horses, riding, breeding or coaching

Saddlery

This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required to enter into employment in, or progress within, the saddlery industry.

Countryside and Environment

Develop the knowledge and skills you need to work in the countryside - from managing an estate as a gamekeeper to monitoring animal populations to keeping a river healthy for fishing. You'll learn with a training provider and gain practical experience that will give you an edge in the world of work.

UCAS tariff

Certificate in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

70

28

D

60

24

M

40

16

P

20

8

 

Subsidiary Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

140

56

D

120

48

M

80

32

P

40

16

 

Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

280

112

D

240

96

M

160

64

P

80

32

 

Extended Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

420

168

D

360

144

M

240

96

P

120

48

 

90- Credit Diploma in Land Based Services UCAS tariff

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

210

84

D

180

72

M

120

48

P

60

24

Game and Wildlife Management

The Diploma in Game and Wildlife Management enables you to develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in this industry. Subjects covered include promoting, monitoring and maintaining the health, safety and security of the workplace to preparing deer for human consumption.

Principles of Live Quarry Shooting

Learn the basics of traditional country shooting with the Certificate in the Principles of Live Quarry Shooting. This qualification covers different shotgun types and uses, suitable ammunition and effective ranges of shotguns, plus the care and maintenance of shotguns to ensure their safe and efficient operation. You learn the principles of game and rough shooting, bird and animal identification, the use of gundogs, habitat conservation, pest and predator issues, and law.

Skills for Working Life

These qualifications will help you to develop the personal and work-related skills that could enable you to progress into further learning or supported employment, or enhance your independent living skills. You can also choose specialist units or develop the kind of skills and ability that are of interest to you. By taking units in areas which you enjoy, you will also boost your confidence.

Work-based Floristry

Demonstrate your skills as a florist and get a qualification while doing your job with these Diplomas. You'll show you have the skills to do your job effectively, from designing floral displays to dealing with customers.

You can take these qualifications as part of an apprenticeship or advanced apprenticeship in Floristry.

Floristry

Show that you have the skills to run a flower shop with the Level 4 NVQ in Floristry Business Management.

To achieve this qualification, you show that you're able to manage resources, support learners through mentoring, handle time management and delegation, and protect health and safety in the workplace. You also choose from a range of optional units covering business topics like recruiting, security and marketing.

Floristry

The Award, Certificate or Diploma in Floristry can help you to gain and develop the skills you need to work as a florist.
You'll learn things like plant care, flower arranging and how to create floral decorations for celebrations.


Level 3 Diploma in Floristry UCAS tariff

Grade

New Tariff points

D

72

M

48

P

24


Floristry

The Higher Diploma in Professional Floristry can help you gain the skills you need to run your own floristry business.
You'll develop your floristry knowledge and develop important business and management skills to help you in your floristry career.

Work-based Land-based Service Engineering

The diploma in Work-based Land-based Engineering Operations develops the skills and knowledge you'll need for a successful career as an engineer in this sector.

Centre-based Land-based Service Engineering

The Certificate and Diploma in Land-based technology provide a stepping stone into the workplace, higher education, or career progression. Based mainly in the classroom, you will also be able to practise essential engineering skills in a land-based work environment.

UCAS tariff

Certificate in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

70

28

D

60

24

M

40

16

P

20

8

 

Subsidiary Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

140

56

D

120

48

M

80

32

P

40

16

 

Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

280

112

D

240

96

M

160

64

P

80

32

 

Extended Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

420

168

D

360

144

M

240

96

P

120

48

 

90- Credit Diploma in Land Based Services UCAS tariff

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

210

84

D

180

72

M

120

48

P

60

24

Trees and Timber

The Diploma in Work-based Trees and Timber enables you to develop the skills in forestry and arboriculture that employers are looking for. Pathways include forestry establishment, maintenance and harvesting, green wood trades, and arboriculture.

Forestry and Arboriculture

Develop the knowledge and skills you need to work with trees and forests - from planting young trees and pruning older ones to monitoring the health of a whole woodland.

You'll learn at a College or with a training provider and gain practical experience that will give you an edge in the world of work.

UCAS tariff

Certificate in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

70

28

D

60

24

M

40

16

P

20

8

 

Subsidiary Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

140

56

D

120

48

M

80

32

P

40

16

 

Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

280

112

D

240

96

M

160

64

P

80

32

 

Extended Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

420

168

D

360

144

M

240

96

P

120

48

 

90- Credit Diploma in Land Based Services UCAS tariff

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

210

84

D

180

72

M

120

48

P

60

24

Health and Safety

Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Health & Safety for Land Based Industries

Level 3 Certificate of Technical Competence in Risk Assessment for Land Based Industries


These are short practical qualifications that employers in the Land Based industries really value.



Horticultural Practices

Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pruning

Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Problematic Plants, Pests, Weeds and Diseases


These are short practical qualifications that employers in horticultural industry really value.

Animal Care

Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Dog Walking

Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Pet Sitting

Level 2 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal Health, Husbandry and Handling

Level 3 Certificate of Technical Competence in Animal Nutrition

These are short practical qualifications that employers in the animal care industries really value.

Land-based Operations

Gain the basic skills and knowledge you need to find a job in agriculture, horticulture or animal care. With an Award, Certificate or Diploma in Work-based Land-based Operations you learn to do a land-based job under supervision - and you'll have plenty of options for developing your career in a range of directions.

These qualifications cover everything from habitat management to hedge-laying - so you can progress to a range of Level 2 qualifications.

Work-based Agriculture

These qualifications provide a progression route into managing an agricultural enterprise and develop all the skills and knowledge you need to be effective in that role. It is suitable for those working with livestock and with crops. It can also be used as CPD assessments for the industry. This qualification is part of the apprenticeship framework.

Safe Working in the Equine Industry

Learn to keep horses, yourself, and others safe with a Certificate in Safe Working in the Equine Industry, whether you're working with horses or simply riding for fun. This is a short, focused qualification that shows you know how to recognised risks and help prevent accidents from happening.

Safe Working in Agriculture and Production Horticulture

The qualifications aim to provide people working within agriculture and production horticulture with knowledge to help them protect their own health and safety and the health and safety of employees who may be affected by their activities.

Agriculture

Focusing upon the major principles and practices within modern agriculture in a College-based setting, the learner will be able to start or build on a career in the Farming Industry.

UCAS tariff

Certificate in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

70

28

D

60

24

M

40

16

P

20

8

 

Subsidiary Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

140

56

D

120

48

M

80

32

P

40

16

 

Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

280

112

D

240

96

M

160

64

P

80

32

 

Extended Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

420

168

D

360

144

M

240

96

P

120

48

 

90- Credit Diploma in Land Based Services UCAS tariff

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

210

84

D

180

72

M

120

48

P

60

24

Land-based Studies

Focussing upon the fundamental skills and understanding in Land-based subjects, the learner could progress into further study in the areas of Animal Care, Agriculture, Floristry, Horse Care, Countryside or Horticulture. 

Business Finance

A good understanding of finances is essential for most clerical, administrative and managerial roles. This internationally recognised qualification provides you with the financial skills and knowledge you will need on a day-to-day basis in your chosen career. It may also be used as a basis for further education in accounting, management accounting and management.

IVQ in Finance and Accounting

The IVQs in Finance and Accounting are available at levels 1 to 3 and are made up of a combination of City & Guilds Single Subject qualifications. The qualifications include a range of finance, key skills and business support units providing learners with a versatile and flexible qualification that can meet their particular development needs.

Computerised Accounts

The Level 1/2/3 Award in Computerised Accounts (8989-01/02/03) aims to: meet the needs of candidates who work or want to work in job roles such as Accounting technicians, Accounts/Finance clerks, Private practice accountants.
 
These qualifications allow learners to develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the accounting sector, they can also contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the related Level 2 Certificate and 3 Diploma in Accounting (7437).

Principles of Customer Service

Learners will gain the essential knowledge and skills required for a successful career in customer service for the travel and tourism, leisure and hospitality sectors.

Introduction to the Contact Centre Industry

The Certificate for Introduction to the Contact Centre is a practical qualification to get you started in the contact centre industry. It gives you the skills you need to work successfully as a contact centre operator.

You'll learn to manage inbound calls, sell products and handle customer problems and complaints.

Customer Service

Need a fast, effective introduction to customer service or looking to take your skills to the next level? The Awards in Customer Service are for you. You'll learn how to better meet your customers' needs - a skill that can lead to a better experience for your customers and improved career prospects for yourself.

Customer Service

Covering all aspects of customer service, from understanding and meeting customer needs, giving a great customer experience, learning from feedback and promoting your products and services, the learner will be able to move up in their career, no matter what area they are working in.

Customer Service (SVQ)

Please be aware that the Level 2, 3 and 4 SVQs 4427-02/03/04 have been replaced by a new qualifications 4427-20/30/40.

These four SVQs will enable you to polish up your customer service knowledge and skills - no matter where you work. Available at four levels, they will help you to progress from new starter to team leader or manager.

Customer Service

These qualifications cover Levels appropriate for learners at any stage of a career in Customer Service, from those who are just starting out - handling customer queries - to those responsible for an organisation's overall customer-service strategy - analysing customer feedback and planning improvements.

Important note 
From 1 September 2014, new 5530 hybrid qualifications will replace the 4430 NVQs as the required components in the Level 2 and 3 apprenticeship frameworks in Customer Service.

Contact Centre Operations

Covering all the essential knowledge and skills required for a successful career in contact centre operations, these qualifications are ideal for those who are not able to access workplace-based qualifications.

These qualifications are part of the Contact Centre Operations apprenticeship framework.

Contact Centre Operations

Available at all levels, for new entrants and experienced team leaders alike, these qualifications develop a wide range of professional skills and knowledge needed for progression in contact centre operations, no matter which industry the learner is working in.

This qualification is part of the apprenticeship framework.

Customer Service

The City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma for Customer Service Practitioners qualification is suitable for anyone who is involved in any customer focused role in any industry.
The objective of the qualification is to support a customer service practitioner role in the workplace, providing the learners the opportunity to learn and evidence their knowledge and skills either as part of an apprenticeship or as a stand-alone qualification.

Available to deliver in the following:
England

Customer Service

If you're working in a customer service and selling team, our short courses can help you take on more responsibility.

You'll gain relationship-building and customer care skills to undertake your customer service role more effectively and improve the overall effectiveness of your organisation - whatever industry you work in.

Customer Service Foundation Learning

The Awards/Certificates for Introduction to Customer Service qualifications cover the basic elements of how to deliver an excellence customer experience.
You'll learn a range of skills from answering the telephone to applying legislation.

Occupational Health and Safety

Please note that in September 2016 the current 3654-05 Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice will be replaced by 3654-06. The qualification (under the same name) has been updated in line with new IOSH requirements and includes a new range of units.

Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice provide essential occupational health and safety knowledge and skills, from conducting risk assessments to introducing procedures and promoting a culture of health and safety in the workplace for those who are responsible for or looking to start a career in health and safety in an organisation in any industry.

The Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice can be used as entrance to IOSH Graduate Membership.

First Aid

The Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work allows learners to learn, develop and demonstrate the skills required for Emergency First Aid specifically;

  • Role and responsibility of a First Aider
  • Assessment of an incident
  • Attending to a range of casualties such as; minor injuries, unresponsiveness, choking, shock, external bleeding

Health and Safety in the Workplace

The Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace provides learners with the basic knowledge for keeping themselves and those around them safe in a work environment, covering such important skills as using protective equipment, dealing with accidents and controlling risks.
 
Where more in depth skills are required, the Level 2 Certificate in Health and Safety in the Workplace offers the opportunity to develop a range of key areas , such as fire and hazardous substances, fire precautions and e-safety. It can provide a stepping stone for those who wish to pursue a career as an Occupational Health and Safety officer.

Sales

The Certificate and Diploma in Sales have been designed to reflect the current and future needs of employers. They develop the knowledge and skills you need for a successful career in the competitive sales environment.

Principles in Marketing

To get ahead in marketing, you need specialist and versatile skills in areas like project and people management. These qualifications focus on topics such as principles of digital marketing, the relationship between sales and marketing, and organising activity. They will help you build the knowledge needed to progress in this field. This qualification is part of the apprenticeship framework.

Selling (Award)

For those working in a sales team, learners gain customer care and selling skills to undertake their roles more effectively, take on more responsibility and improve the overall effectiveness of their organisation in a wide range of industries.

There are free delivery and learning resources for this qualification.

Sales

Designed to reflect the current and future needs of employers, these qualifications provide a solid grounding in the sales theory and sales techniques. You will cover the essential skills and knowledge required to identify and meet customers needs, identify relevant regulatory requirements, apply legislation and adopt ethical behaviour in sales related activities.

Marketing

Get ahead in marketing with these practical qualifications. These professional qualifications will show your employer that you have specialist marketing and all round project management skills to get the job done. This qualification is part of the apprenticeship framework.

Introduction to Legal Studies

The Award, Certificate and Diploma in Legal Studies are qualifications for learners wishing to start to develop their knowledge and understanding of Law and the Legal Environment.

Developed with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) these qualifications will help you build on your administration skills to prepare you for a job in a legal or business environment.

Energy Assessment

Energy Assessment is a regulated industry in the UK and is undertaken across a number of different situations including domestic buildings, non-domestic and commercial buildings, and air-conditioning systems.

The Domestic Energy Assessor produces an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) using the most recent version of RdSAP when a building is sold or let, and an accredited Assessor can deal with both the sales and lettings markets. The Non-Domestic Energy Assessor collects data on dimensions, construction, heating and hot water provision of commercial and non-commercial buildings in order to produce an EPC using the Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM). The Air-Conditioning Energy Assessor undertakes mandatory inspections of all air conditioning systems with rated outputs of over 12kw at intervals not exceeding 5 years.

Domestic and Non-Domestic Energy Assessment forms part of the Green Deal Advisor qualification. Individuals that currently hold the DEA or NDEA qualifications can 'upskill' to Green Deal Advice.

Understanding Sustainable Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is an increasing concern for UK buildings. Regulation is increasing in response to the UK Climate Change Act 2008 and the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, resulting in a corresponding focus on the energy efficiency of buildings and the associated emissions of carbon dioxide. These qualifications allow candidates to learn the knowledge and understanding required for employment and/or career progression in the energy advisory sector. They cover a variety of subjects relevant to rolling out energy efficiency measures across the built environment of the UK, including Customer Services and Sales as well as understanding the Green Deal, and the variety of energy efficiency measures that may be implemented in a building.

Green Deal Advisor

The Green Deal is the UK Government's flagship policy on energy efficiency in buildings. The Green Deal assessment process will make recommendations for energy efficiency improvements at a property and predict the likely energy savings were the improvements to be installed. The Assessment process is undertaken by a qualified Green Deal Advisor.

These qualifications will enable the learner to become Green Deal Advisors, producing the Green Deal Assessment Report using relevant and approved software.

Sustainable Waste Management

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to assess occupational competence in various areas of the waste management industry, including waste collection, weighbridge and site operatives and supervisory roles. The qualification demonstrates the competence of the learner to act in a safe, efficient manner appropriate to and in accordance with industry requirements. The qualification forms the competence component of the Sustainable Resource Management Apprenticeship.

Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship gives learners the opportunity to develop critical thinking about complex global issues. This qualification is about: asking questions and developing critical thinking skills, equipping learners with knowledge, skills and values to participate as active citizens, acknowledging the complexity of global issues, understanding how we relate to the environment and to each other.

Principles of Sustainable Resource Management

These technical certificates support the Apprenticeship in Sustainable Resource Management. The Apprenticeship provides a solid foundation for a broad range of occupational roles in the collection, transport, treatment and final management of waste and recyclables, at both operator and supervisory levels.

Local Environmental Services

These practical qualifications develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to maintain local outside spaces safely and efficiently and cover areas such as:

- clearing and landscaping horticultural sites
-working with power tools
- planting seeds
- maintaining sports turf
- specialist cleaners.

Housing

With a qualification in Housing, you can progress your housing career by learning how to work with colleagues and customers in a way that promotes safe, ethical and sustainable working practices.

You'll gain the skills to provide an enhanced service to customers by applying organisational policies and procedures - and once you've completed , there are opportunities to progress to higher level qualifications.

Property Maintenance

This Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative qualification is newly created, as part of the new 'Trailblazer' apprenticeship, based on employer need and is designed for learners wishing to gain the skills and knowledge to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with carrying out general maintenance and the safe and effective management of the building.

On successful completion learners will have achieved the industry desired level of competence required to carry out the specific roles.

Cleaning and Support Services Skills

Show you're a properly skilled cleaner or can supervise a cleaning team with these flexible cleaning qualifications. You'll learn and be assessed at work, and you can choose a qualification that suits you - from short Awards to in-depth Diplomas. There are options for all kinds of people - if you've just started out you might take a Level 1 or 2 cleaning qualification, while experienced supervisors can go straight to Level 3.

Cleaning Principles

Learn the best techniques for specific cleaning tasks with an Award, Certificate or Diploma in Cleaning Principles.

You can choose the cleaning skills you want to focus on - there are topics ranging from operating mechanical street cleaners to cleaning safely at heights. And with the Certificate and Diploma in Cleaning Principles, you can get a great introduction to fundamental cleaning skills as well.

Facilities Management Practice

This qualification develops the skills and knowledge needed to successfully run and maintain an organisation's premises, including property management, energy conservation, security and cleaning.

Facilities Services

The City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Facilities Services allows learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the facilities sector. It is ideal for learners who want to learn and gain a broad understanding about the facilities and services industry, and covers subjects such as:
  • Routine and non-routine waste
  • Working safely at heights
  • Moving and transport
  • Safety and security
  • Develop customer relationships

Practical Cleaning Skills (Awards)

These cleaning qualifications will help professional cleaners work safely and effectively and provide a high quality service. They are small, award size qualifications at Entry 3, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 of a practical nature and they cover a variety of tasks relevant to modern cleaning operations. They cover a variety of different areas/tasks such as cleaning bathrooms, washrooms and kitchens, buffering floors, housekeeping and cleaning hazardous items.  You can choose a qualification in a specific area of cleaning to suit your requirements, or a range of qualifications that cover different areas. 

Bio-hazard cleaning

This is a small, award size qualification that contains two mandatory units both of which relate to cleaning up trauma scenes. This qualification will help professional cleaners work safely and effectively and provide a high quality service in this specialist area.

Introduction to the Facilities Industry

These brand new qualifications provide a broad understanding of waste management, recycling and facilities services.

Neighbourhood Improvement

The Level 1 Award and Certificate in Neighbourhood Improvement is about cleaning, clearing and removing graffiti in a range of environments within local neighbourhoods. They cover the skills and knowledge required to carry out a range of cleaning and clearing activities, including:

- litter picking
- graffiti removal
- clearance of larger fly-tipping hotspots
- environmental clearing.

English for Business Communications (EBC)

City & Guilds English for Business Communications is a realistic and innovative exam based on a simulation approach. The candidate is placed in the role of a business person who finds a set of authentic-looking communications - letters, faxes, emails - in their in-tray when they come into the office in the morning. They have to write suitable replies, and other documents such as brief reports, following instructions from their manager or supervisor.

Driving Goods Vehicles

These qualifications cover all the essential skills and knowledge needed for a successful career as a courier or delivery driver by using any mode of transport: from cycles and motorbikes to cars, vans and lorries.

This qualification is part of the Driving Goods Vehicles apprenticeship framework.

International Trade and Logistics Operations

This qualification is for those who are in administrative roles within the logistics sector and who are involved in arranging the international transportation of goods.

The UK economy relies on the efficient movement of goods within the UK and globally to ensure that goods arrive on time and in the right condition.
Logistics employers need to attract more people into the industry at level 2 to train as clerks in freight forwarding, import and export to ensure that the documentation follows the legal requirements of each country. Goods held up in transit can’t be sold and cost businesses money.
Depending on the size of the company, freight forwarding involves administration and customer service for processing export and insurance documentation, customs clearance and organising the movement of goods by road, rail, sea or air.

Employee Rights and Responsibilities in the Logistics Industry

This award covers the essential knowledge of rights and responsibilities of individuals working in a range of roles in the logistics industry. It is a compulsory component of the logistics apprenticeship frameworks.

Traffic Office

For those working as a traffic office clerk or transport manager within the logistics industry who would like to develop the skills and knowledge required to prove competence at the standard required for their role.

This qualification covers UK and international logistics and includes essentials such as:
- health and safety
- managing the traffic office
- planning routes
- customer service
- vehicle tracking
- post journey reporting.

This qualification is part of the apprenticeship framework and is also a licence to practise qualification.

Knowledge for a Professional Bus or Coach Driver

These knowledge-based qualifications cover the specialist knowledge that professional bus and coach drivers need to provide safe, efficient service and excellent customer care.

Road Passenger Vehicle Driving Skills

This qualification has been developed to enable learners to demonstrate their skills within three areas of passenger transportation: Community Transport, Taxi or Private Hire Vehicles (PHV).

Essential Skills Practitioners

This qualification helps you build on your knowledge as an essential skills practitioner, and develop your skills based on current teaching best practice.

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

A suite of qualifications which measure the knowledge and skills required to meet the support needs of primary, secondary and special needs schools. Achieving one of the qualifications demonstrates an individual's ability relating to pupil welfare, care, behaviour and learning.

Supporting Adults and Young people in Essential Skills

The Supporting Adults and Young people in Essential Skills qualifications have been developed to help those supporting, or working as, essential skills practitioners take on more responsibility and progress in their career.

This qualification helps you build on your knowledge as a basic skills teacher, and develop your skills based on current teaching best practice.

Teaching Training and Assessing Learning

Awards in Teaching, Training and Assessing Learning are designed for training support staff and trainers in post-16 education and training.

The Advanced and Specialist Advanced Diplomas are designed for qualified teachers, first level managers or those preparing for higher education. You'll need a current teaching job or work placement for the practical aspects of the qualification.

Teaching in the Lifelong Learning sector (CTLLS)

This qualification will prepare you for a successful career as a teacher in your chosen subject within further education, and will help you progress as a qualified teacher.

Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS)

This qualification will prepare you for a successful career as a teacher in your chosen subject within further education

Introduction to Trainer Skills

The City & Guilds Introduction to Trainer Skills is designed to provide the participants with a sound introduction to the concepts of a systematic approach to training. It is comprehensive  in content at this level, building the skills, knowledge and abilities of a participant that is required to be an effective trainer.

On completion of the Introduction to Trainer Skills, learners will equip themselves and their employer with a member of staff who is able to plan, deliver and evaluate effective training, no matter what the content of the subject they are delivering.

The course is based on the training cycle, covering three main areas:

  1. planning (including session planning)
  2. delivery (participants will deliver a 10 minute 'session' that they have planned)
  3. evaluation (self, peer group and course evaluation).

Personal and Professional Development Qualifications

The Personal and Professional Development Award allow you to play a key part in your own development and demonstrate important transferable skills. These awards can be gained at work or through a variety of structured activities.

Skills Proficiency Certificate

The City & Guilds Skills Awards have been designed to provide a broad introduction to essential practical skills in areas of work as diverse as construction, engineering, hospitality and IT.

Employer Benefits:
City & Guilds works in partnership with organisations like yours, listening to your needs to ensure that together we can deliver the

  • skills and qualifications employers require.
  • Identify employees training needs
  • Recognise staff achievement
  • Develop and retain a skilled workforce
  • Enable company to provide better service to customers improve company performance and profitability

 

Skills Foundation Certificate

The City & Guilds Skills Awards have been designed to provide a broad introduction to essential practical skills in areas of work as diverse as construction, engineering, hospitality and IT.

Employer Benefits:
•City & Guilds works in partnership with organisations like yours, listening to your needs to ensure that together we can deliver the skills and qualifications employers require.
• Identify employees training needs
• Recognise staff achievement
• Develop and retain a skilled workforce
• Enable company to provide better service to customers
• Improve company performance and profitability

Beauty

Learn the skills and knowledge to work in the Beauty, Nails, Spa and Make-up industry gaining an SVQ qualification will allow you to work within the industry starting from a salon assistant to an Expert Therapist, Nail Technician, Spa or Massage Therapist to a Make-up Artist.
Qualifications in Beauty Therapy, Nail Service or Spa Therapy are suitable for those interested or already working in the industry.
There are broader options for people with some experience, and in-depth qualifications for senior members of staff.

Photo Imaging


City & Guilds has made the decision to not extend the Photo Imaging qualifications any further than their current end date of this year, 31 December 2016. They will remain open to certifications from 1-3 years depending on the level.


Learn essential and specialist photography and business skills with the Higher Professional Diploma in Photo Imaging.

Photo Imaging

City & Guilds has made the decision to not extend the Photo Imaging qualifications any further than their current end date of this year, 31 December 2016. They will remain open to certifications from 1-3 years depending on the level.

These hands-on photography qualifications are for anyone interested in learning new photo imaging skills. They let you explore areas ranging from proper equipment use, image capture, specialist photography and the printing, presentation and storage of photos. Plus specialist pathways such as photojournalism. Choose to take an Award or Certificate covering just 1 or 2 skills or prepare yourself for a job as a photographer or technician with a full Diploma.

Photo Imaging

City & Guilds has made the decision to not extend the Photo Imaging qualifications any further than their current end date of this year, 31 December 2016. They will remain open to certifications from 1-3 years depending on the level.

The NVQ Diplomas in Photo Imaging Competence cover a wide range of areas including taking portraits, working with customers, undertaking freelance work, developing a business website and carrying out photographic assignments.

Sound Recording, Engineering and Studio Facilities (NVQ)


City & Guilds has made the decision to not extend Media, Sound and Music qualifications any further than their current end date. They will remain open to certifications from 1-3 years depending on the level.

These Sound Recording, Engineering and Studio Facilities (NVQ) qualifications were designed in joint collaboration with music industry experts and supported by J.A.M.E.S (Joint Audio Media Education Services) Creative and Cultural Skills, MPG, UK MUSIC and APRS. They will give you the practical skills and knowledge needed to work in the current music industry. Highly current and relevant, these qualifications are well-respected in the UK and internationally.
These qualifications form part of the new Level 2 and 3 Sound Recording, Engineering and Studio Facilities Apprenticeship where Sound Engineering and Music Technology (7603) is the technical certificate requirement.

Sound Engineering and Music Technology


City & Guilds has made the decision to not extend Media, Sound and Music qualifications any further than their current end date. They will remain open to certifications from 1-3 years depending on the level.

These qualifications were designed in joint collaboration with music industry experts and supported by J.A.M.E.S (Joint Audio Media Education Services) Creative and Cultural Skills, MPG, UK MUSIC and APRS. These qualifications will give you the practical skills and knowledge you need to work in the music industry. The qualifications are available as Awards, Certificates and Diplomas, and you pick the pathway for the area you want to specialise in. Highly current and relevant, these qualifications are well-respected in the UK and internationally. 
These qualifications are the technical certificates for the new Level 2 and 3 Sound Recording, Engineering and Studio Facilities Apprenticeship.

Media Techniques


City & Guilds has made the decision to not extend Media, Sound and Music qualifications any further than their current end date. They will remain open to certifications from 1-3 years depending on the level.

Develop the skills you need to work in the creative media industry. These qualifications in Media Techniques cover general skills as well as practical skills in specific areas such as TV production and radio journalism.

You choose a pathway that specialises in the job or industry area you're interested in, for example, TV, radio, print or new media.

You can also tailor your Certificate or Diploma to your needs by choosing the units you want to take.

Printing and Graphic Communications

These qualifications in printing and graphic communications will equip the learner with the essential skills and knowledge in order to gain employment or progress within the printing sector.

Furniture, Furnishings and Wood Machining

Focussing on the essential skills in the production of furniture and furnishings, these qualifications provide learners with all of the skills in order to gain employment in the furniture or furnishings industry. 

Aerospace Manufacturing

These qualifications provide a comprehensive introduction to the knowledge and skills required to flourish in aircraft manufacture. They have been developed to meet the changing needs of this fast-moving industry.

There are 5 pathways covering mechanics, avionics, composite pathways and a unit-based pathway allowing you to choose topics you need to progress.

These qualifications also form the knowledge and practical elements of the Advanced Engineering Manufacture Apprenticeship framework (Aerospace pathway).

Improving Business Performance

The qualification aims to help you make a positive contribution to improving business performance, and enable companies and organisations to reduce their waste/costs, improve their productivity and ultimately increase their competitiveness. This qualification is part of the apprenticeship framework.

Furniture and Furnishings

These qualifications, which are assessed in the workplace,  are suitable for all learners within the furniture industry from restoring furniture, to designing upholstery or fitted kitchens, to managing furniture production a workshop.  On completion of any of these qualifications the learner will be able to demonstrate the skills and underpinning knowledge associated with their chosen specialism within the industry.

Whatever your role in the furniture industry, a qualification in Furniture, Interiors and Woodmachining can help you progress - and because you can often learn and be assessed at work, taking one doesn't have to disrupt your career.

SVQ In Food and Drink Operations

This suite of Level 2 & 3 SVQ's covers the practical skills and knowledge associated with  food manufacturing operations in the following areas: Bakery; Craft Bakery; Meat & Poultry: Fish & Shellfish Processing; Fresh Produce; Dairy; Meat & Poultry; Distribution; Supply Chain; Livestock Market Droving; Production & Processing.

Proficiency in Fresh Produce Industry Skills

These qualifications have been developed specifically for those working in the fresh produce processing and supply industry.  They will help you to develop the right skills and knowledge, recognise your professional ability and perhaps enable you to specialise in areas such as quality control or laboratory operations.

Proficiency in Food Manufacturing Excellence

These qualifications cover the skills necessary to perform a variety of quality control and evaluation tests in the food manufacturing process.  The learner will be assessed in the workplace and on successful completion the learner will be equipped to undertake a variety of quality improvement roles within the food manufacturing industry. 

Proficiency in Food Industry Skills

Focusing on the practical skills and knowledge required to work in a variety of food processing operations, the learner will be assessed in the workplace and on successful completion will be able to work confidently  in a variety of food manufacturing locations.

Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills

These qualifications offer learners the opportunity to develop professional skills and knowledge for the meat and poultry industry, including handling of livestock, primary meat processing, secondary processing/butchery and butchery sales and service. They could help you to progress in your career or to move into a specialist area, such as quality assurance or laboratory operations.

Computer-Aided Engineering

These qualifications are designed to provide competence in the use of new engineering technology in conventional manufacturing, servicing or related activities, part programming, computer-aided draughting, robotics and programmable logic controllers, advanced part programming and computer-aided design.

Professional Recognition Awards

The Professional Recognition Awards have been developed for those at the highest professional levels within their chosen careers. The awards enable candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and skills within any sector or role. They can also help candidates working towards higher level qualifications.

Those achieving these awards will be granted an appropriate, internationally recognised post-nominal: LCGI, AfCGI, GCGI and MCGI.

Process Engineering Suite

These process operations qualifications equip the learner to work within a number of different specialist roles within the oil and gas industry, including jetty operations, bulk liquid operations, downstream field operations, processing engineering maintenance and hydrocarbons processing. 

IVQ in Oil and Gas

The IVQ Advanced Diploma in Oil and Gas Maintenance helps you develop the skills and understanding to work as a technical engineer in the oil and gas industry. You'll gain broad background knowledge of the industry, covering technical principles and practical skills. You'll also learn about the roles and career paths available to you.

Carbon Management

Focussing on the key principles involved in carbon management, on successful completion of these qualifications, the learner will be equipped to help their organisation meet the requirements of the Climate Change Bill and to help effectively in developing carbon management strategy and reducing carbon emissions. 

Resource Efficiency

Focussing on the skills necessary to develop environmentally friendly working places relating to waste, energy, transport and water, these awards are suitable for staff working at all levels of an organisation: from shop floor to board room.  On successful completion the learner will be equipped with the skills and knowledge in order to make their workplace more environmentally friendly. 

Gambling Operations

The gambling industry has grown into a multi-million pound industry in recent years. Due to changes in legislation employees are required to improve their skills in different gambling areas. The NVQ Diplomas in Gambling Operations offer four pathways and so are suitable for anyone already working in the gambling industry in the following areas; bingo, betting, casinos and gaming machines.

Aviation Operations on the Ground

These qualifications will allow you to prove your skills working in an airport - whether at the departure gate or in the terminal. You'll build on your communications and operational skills and show you have the underlying knowledge needed for your particular role.

Air Cabin Crew

This qualification can help you get your first job working in a cabin crew team. You'll learn how to co-ordinate a safe flight - preparing the cabin, getting the passengers aboard, demonstrating safety procedures as well as learning how to deal with emergencies.

Introduction to Cabin Crew

Have an interest in flying?  Considered cabin crew?  This qualification can help you get your career started. You'll learn how to operate a flight safely - by preparing the cabin, welcoming and boarding passengers, offering customer service and sales, demonstrating safety procedures and dealing with potential issues and emergencies.

Aviation Security

Learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Aviation Ground Security Sector.

Exploring the Aviation Industry and Aviation Environment

These qualifications allows learners wishing to enter the aviation industry an opportunity to learn what it covers from cabin crew to ground operations.  Level 2 and 3 can help you progress to get a job in an airport - anything from organising ramps on the runway to working on a check-in desk.

Air Cabin Crew

This qualification can help you in your role as a cabin crew member of staff and it formally recognises your skills.  You'll demonstrate your ability to work safely in the air, deal with emergencies, use your own initiative and provide excellent customer service.

Sport and Recreation Management HLQ

With the Higher Professional Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management, you develop the skills to respond to changes in the sports and active leisure industry and implement strategies that maximise customer satisfaction and business success.

This qualification covers management essentials like human resources, finance and quality and customer care management. You can also choose topics like crowd control, sports development or outdoor recreation management.

Coaching

Start or advance your coaching knowledge with an Award in the Principles of Coaching Sport.

These qualifications cover essential coaching knowledge that can be used across any sport. You'll learn how to plan, conduct and evaluate coaching activities. There are levels for those who are just starting out, as well as options for more experienced coaches.

Leisure Management

These qualifications will help you to develop the professional and managerial knowledge and skills you need to progress in your career in leisure management.

They are ideal for those working in local authority or private gyms, swimming pools, leisure centres and community sports facilities.

You can cover specific areas such as swimming pool plant operations and supervising leisure equipment and facilities, as well as coaching and leadership techniques.

Sport Excellence

Learn to manage your training schedule, improve your mental attitude, maintain your health and boost your capability to achieve excellence in your sport with a Level 3 NVQ in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance.

Stewarding at Spectator Events

The qualification Stewarding at Spectator Events is a short knowledge-based qualification which gives you an introduction to working in the spectator safety industry.

You'll gain the knowledge on how to prepare for spectator events, respond to injuries and emergencies, control the entry, exit and movement of spectators, monitor crowds and much more.

International Award in Spectator Safety

Stewards play a key role in the sports and entertainment industry as they make it possible for millions of people to enjoy themselves in a safe environment.

The International Awards in Spectator Safety are aimed at stewards and supervisors who are in charge of managing spectators in all manner of situations, including sports events, concerts and festivals. The content is based on recognised UK industry standards in stewarding but is generic enough to be tailored to any country's specific needs and legislation.

Workplace Core Skills

Core Skills are broad, transferable skills that help learners develop the main capabilities needed to be active and responsible members of society. The Core Skills Framework is a central part of the Scottish qualifications system.

These SVQ units are usually completed alongside a full SVQ or other vocational qualification.

Principles of English and Mathematics

Enables learners to demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of maths or English, as well as the confidence and resilience to operate under the pressure of a one-off onscreen test. Available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2, these qualifications can be used to help learners progress towards 'destination' qualifications such as Functional Skills or GCSE.


ESOL Skills for Life

ESOL Skills for Life qualifications support speakers of other languages based within the UK to develop their English language skills for work, further learning or everyday life.

This revised suite of ESOL Skills for Life qualifications replaces the previous suite (3692). It includes 'single-mode' Awards in Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening, as well as a 'full-mode' Certificate that combines all three.

English Skills and Mathematics Skills

A highly versatile collection of units and qualifications for learners in England that are designed to support flexible and personalised patterns of maths and English learning. Available at five levels (Entry 1 to Level 2), they can be used to help learners progress towards 'destination' qualifications such as Functional Skills or GCSE.

Each unit focuses on a specific area of the National Standards for Adult Numeracy/Literacy. There are 100 units in total - 55 in mathematics and 45 in English. 

The suite includes 
140 qualifications:
  • 100 single-unit qualifications
  • 30 'themed' Awards (eg 'English - Reading'; 'Mathematics - Handling Data')
  • 10 Certificate-sized qualifications (covering the whole standard at each level).
For full details of all 140 qualifications, please click on the 'Documents' tab above and download the relevant handbooks.

Note: the 'level' tabs below contain only a truncated list of the qualifications available.



Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The award and certificate in Augmentative and Alternative Communication qualifications are designed to be wide ranging qualifications that allow learners to develop effective communication. It is designed to be taught or facilitated by a variety of professionals and carers including teachers, speech and language therapists and physiotherapists.
You'll learn to communicate through non-verbal means including symbols and word boards and sophisticated electronic communication aids.

Profile of Achievement

A City & Guilds Profile of Achievement can be used in any area of learning, and provides a framework for planning and reporting a learner's progress.

It is not a qualification and has no defined outcomes and so is ideal for all kinds of learning programmes, including those that do not lead to a formal qualification.

Personal Progress

Become more independent and effective in life, learning and work with the Personal Progress qualifications. These flexible qualifications are designed to help you build your skills and knowledge in a wide range of areas, such as communication, reading and writing, mathematics, independent living, workplace skills or engaging with the world around you. You can choose units that suit you, whatever your interests.

Rail Services

This qualification provides a basic knowledge and understanding to start a career in the rail industry as an apprentice: from making station announcements, operating signals and control room equipment to providing services to passengers or driving a train.

Diplomas in Rail Engineering Knowledge

The UK is facing a shortage of railway engineering and operating skills to deliver the investment in renewing and improving the existing railway, together with exciting projects such as Thameslink, Crossrail 1 & 2, the Intercity Express Programme, High Speed 2 & 3 and Network Rail’s vision for the ‘Digital Railway’.

At the same time the Rail Industry is undergoing considerable technological change including the introduction of remote condition monitoring, ERTMS (European Rail Train Management System), which will impact most areas of engineering across the railway and rolling stock as well as new ways of working such as collaboration, lean methodologies and intelligent maintenance.

There is already an urgent need to recruit, train and develop 10,000 engineering workers during the next 5 years to meet the forecast workload in traction and rolling stock, train control systems, electrification and track.

These qualifications have been developed in collaboration with the industry to ensure that today's and tomorrow's workforce gain the knowledge and skills required to successfully face these challenges and achieve the target set up by the Department for Transport to have 30,000 apprentices started by 2020 in rail, road and maritime sectors.

Diplomas in Rail Engineering Competence

The UK is facing a shortage of railway engineering and operating skills to deliver the investment in renewing and improving the existing railway, together with exciting projects such as Thameslink, Crossrail 1 & 2, the Intercity Express Programme, High Speed 2 & 3 and Network Rail’s vision for the ‘Digital Railway’.

At the same time the Rail Industry is undergoing considerable technological change including the introduction of remote condition monitoring, ERTMS (European Rail Train Management System,) which will impact most areas of engineering across the railway and rolling stock as well as new ways of working such as collaboration, lean methodologies and intelligent maintenance.

There is already an urgent need to recruit, train and develop 10,000 engineering workers during the next 5 years to meet the forecast workload in traction and rolling stock, train control systems, electrification and track.

These qualifications have been developed in collaboration with the industry to ensure that today's and tomorrow's workforce gain the knowledge and skills required to successfully face these challenges and achieve the target set up by the Department for Transport to have 30,000 apprentices started by 2020 in rail, road and maritime sectors.

Rail Services

This qualification recognises the essential professional knowledge and skills that you have developed working in the rail industry at a supervisory level.

Level 2 Professional Bus Driving for London

This qualification will provide the knowledge and expertise required to enable bus drivers to deliver a consistent level of service to customers using buses within London. Any new Transport for London bus driver will need to take this qualification as a mandatory requirement.

Automotive Maintenance and Repair

The NVQs allow you to prove that you have the skills to maintain and repair vehicles - from mechanical and electrical work, re-sprays, bodywork and tyre fitting, to getting stranded motorists back on the road again.

These practical qualifications demonstrate your skills on the job, in your own workplace, showing that you meet national standards for automotive workers. They can take you from your first workshop repair job to a role where you supervise a team of people.

You could specialise in mechanical and electrical work, re-sprays and bodywork, tyre-fitting, or getting stranded motorists back on the road again.

These automotive qualifications give you lots of options - there are basic certificates and diplomas to get you started, and higher levels to help you move into a role where you supervise a team of people.

Advanced Vehicle Diagnostics and Management

For motor vehicle diagnostic technicians who want to improve or prove competence of their knowledge and skills to diagnose and repair complex vehicle faults as well as using advanced communication skills to liaise with a diverse range of audiences and supervising others.

Introductory Qualifications in Vehicle Systems, Body and Paint Maintenance and Cycle Mechanics

Learn the basics of repairing or refinishing any type of vehicles with these introductory vehicle systems, body and paint maintenance and cycle mechanics qualifications.

You'll learn the basic skills you need to enrol in more advanced qualifications, and then get a job in a garage or body shop. You'll learn skills in your choice of vehicle maintenance, body repair or refinishing.

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (VCQs)

For people working on maintaining and repairing vehicles (such as cars, vans, trucks or motorycles) who would like to demonstrate their competence on their own workplace.
Learners can progress from their first workshop repair job to a supervisory role in a small family-run operation, a main dealer or even one of the largest manufacturers.

Vehicle Accident Repair (VRQs)

These qualifications are for anyone interested in starting or developing a career in the motor industry in accident repair, whether you want to maintain and repair the paint and bodywork of a vehicle or become a Mechanical and Electrical Trim Technician.

Advanced Auto Diagnostic Techniques

For motor vehicle diagnostic technicians who want to improve or prove competence of their knowledge and skills to diagnose and repair complex vehicle faults as well as using advanced communication skills to liaise with a diverse range of audiences and supervising others.

Motor Vehicle Engineering

City & Guilds mechanic courses provide everything you need to know to become a great motor vehicle mechanic. IVQs in Motor Vehicle Engineering are for anyone outside the UK who wants to increase their skills as a motor vehicle mechanic or technician (we have a range of alternative options if you are based in the UK). 

There are levels to suit everyone, whether you have no previous experience and want to become a mechanic or motor vehicle technician, or you're an experienced mechanic and need to learn advanced skills to progress to a specialised or senior management role.

Vehicle Accident Repair (VCQs)

For people working on maintaining and repairing the paint and bodywork of vehicles or as vehicle damage assessors who would like to demonstrate their competence on their own workplace.

Mobile Air Conditioning

For technicians working on mobile air conditioning systems containing F gas refrigerants who want to gain a licence to handle refrigerants in compliance with the minimum requirements of Regulation (EC) 307/2008.

 

 

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (SCQF VRQs)

These qualifications are for anyone interested in starting or developing a career in the motor industry to maintain and repair different types of vehicles (such as cars, vans or trucks) in Scotland.

Knowledge of Employee Rights and Responsibilities for the Automotive Sector

This qualification is part of all automotive apprenticeship frameworks in England and Wales and will enable learners to develop an understanding of the automotive industry and the role of their organisation within the industry.
Understand their role within the organisation and their rights and responsibilities as an individual and their responsibilities when dealing with others.

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (VRQs)

These qualifications are for anyone interested in starting or developing a career in the motor industry, whether you want to maintain and repair different types of vehicles (cars, vans, trucks, or even motorcycles), fit and replace parts and tyres, run your own car valeting business or work on hybrid vehicles safely.

Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles UCAS tariff

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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (SVQs)

For people working on maintaining and repairing vehicles (such as cars, vans or trucks) who would like to demonstrate their competence on their own workplace in Scotland.
Learners can progress from their first workshop repair job to a supervisory role in a small family-run operation, a main dealer or even one of the largest manufacturers.
They are only available in Scotland and form part of the Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.

Retail Skills

Covering the skills and knowledge needed for working in a wide range of retail roles, this is available at three levels to help learners find their first job and progress in their careers.

You can download a free Smartcards App to support this qualification from the Android store and iTunes.

Retail

A qualification in Retail provides an introduction to the retail sector for learners looking for work in the industry. It covers all the essential retail and customer service skills that employers are looking for.

Retail Knowledge

Providing the background knowledge needed to succeed in retail, these qualifications cover the essential concepts to help get a first retail job or advance a current role. Topics include customer service, selling, teamwork as well as health, safety and security issues.

Retail (SVQ)

These flexible qualifications cover all the essential skills and knowledge needed for working in a wide range of roles within the retail sector. They are available at two levels to help learners find their first job and progress in their career.

The Level 5 SVQ is not a mandatory outcome of the Scottish Retail Modern Apprenticeship; however, employers may choose the SVQ Retail Skills Level 5 as an optional outcome. The level 6 Retail SVQ is part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Retail.

Warehousing and Storage Principles

The Certificate in Warehousing and Storage Principles is a short qualification that develops the knowledge you need to work safely and responsibly in a warehouse or storage facility.

Mail Services

If you work with mail - whether collecting, delivering or sorting it - these qualifications can recognise your skills and help your progress in your career.

You can demonstrate your ability in the skills you use every day, such as working safely, sorting mail or planning routes to addresses. You can choose a short award or commit to a longer certificate or diploma. You'll learn and be assessed on the job.

Mail Services can be taken as part of an Apprenticeship in Mail Services.

Mail Services Principles

The Award in Mail Services Principles focuses on the mailing/courier process, dealing with parcels and letters in a consumer and business environment. This qualification also forms the knowledge element of the Mail Services Apprenticeship Framework.

Network Construction Operations

These qualifications cover all aspects of Gas and Water network construction. They were designed by industry and cover technical skills in areas such as excavating, electrofusion welding, operating tools and machinery and installation, while maintaining safety standards.
 
All level 2 qualifications form part of the Energy & Utility Skills apprenticeship frameworks

Streetworks Excavation and Reinstatement

These qualifications are for those employed in carrying out and monitoring works on the highway and cover a range of skills from those who need to safeguard their work by signing lighting and guarding to carrying out excavation and re-instatement work. They are available for both operators and supervisors.
These qualifications provide routes to registration or re-registration on the Street Works Qualifications Register (SWQR) required under the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991. Re-registration is required every 5 years.

This replaces the 6156 Street works qualifications. 

On 6 April 2017, new regulations come into force in England, The Street Works (Qualifications of Operatives and Supervisors) (England) Regulations 2016.
 
This has led to a change in certification for the Streetworks Excavation and Reinstatement qualification, where each of the 16 units can now be certificated.
 
There will now be two “key certificates” for operatives; Location & avoidance of underground apparatus; and Signing, lighting and guarding. As well as two “key certificates” for supervisors; Location & avoidance of underground apparatus; and Monitoring signing, lighting and guarding.
 
As long as you hold the key certificates, you can choose to hold as many or as few of the other units to suit the work that you do.
 
Please note, there have been no further changes to the units or assessments at this time. These changes will not affect your existing certificates or street works cards, and they will remain valid until they expire. 
 
For further information please see the guidance document provided by the Department of Transport: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/585274/street-works-qualifications-guidance-for-operatives-and-supervisors.pdf
 
From 6 April 2017, centres will therefore be required to register candidates on two new pathways to claim the unit certificates; 6157-01 for initial assessments and 6157-02 for reassessments. Centres currently approved to deliver the old 6156 pathways will have been given automatic approval to deliver 6157.

Electrical Power Engineering

These SCQF level 5 & 6 knowledge and competence qualifications cover all the essential knowledge and skills needed to work in electrical power engineering and to specialise in overhead lines, substation plants or underground cables, which is considered to be a credit based qualifications. 

They form part of the Energy & Utility Skills Modern Apprenticeship framework.

Industrial, Commercial and Liquid Petroleum Gas Installation and Maintenance 

These NVQs are for those working in Industrial, Commercial and Liquid Petroleum Gas Installation and Maintenance.
Pathways for Liquid Petroleum Gas are no longer available for registration.
The Industrial & Commercial Pathways have been extended for registration as they form part of the extended Gas Modern Apprenticeship in Scotland.

Gas Certificate

The Certificates are a great way to get going as a gas technician or preparing for a NVQ in Gas Installation and Maintenance & Gas Emergency Services Operations. Combined with the NVQ, this Certificate means you're eligible for Gas Safe registration and as such support the Domestic Gas Apprenticeship.

The Level 3 Certificate is ideal if you want to advance your career as a gas emergency service provider.

Smart Metering

These qualifications are for those installing Gas or Electrical Power Smart Meter installers and will allow candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required to install and maintain Smart Meters and communication devices.

Smart Meters are part of the Government’s green agenda to provide real time energy consumption information to consumers and energy companies.

The gas and dual fuel pathways lead to Gas Safe registration.

Gas Utilisation (SCQF)

These Diplomas have been designed for the Gas installation industry. Completion of 5991-05 or 5991-06 will enable learners to apply for Gas Safe Registration and work in the UK, Scotland, Isle of Man and Guernsey. This flexible qualification offers two options:
  • Matters of Gas Safety aligned (5991-05 & 5991-06) - for those undertaking an apprenticeship or employed in the industry, offering installation and/or maintenance on a range of appliances.
  • 5991-05 & 5991-06 qualifications form part of an apprenticeship in Gas Utilisation.

Gas Utilisation

These Diplomas have been designed for the Gas installation industry. Completion of any pathways in 6014-03, 6014-05 and 6014-13 will enable learners to apply for Gas Safe Registration and work in the UK, Isle of Man and Guernsey. This flexible qualification offers two options:

• Matters of Gas Safety aligned (6014-03, 6014-05 & 6014-13) - for those undertaking an apprenticeship or employed in the industry, offering installation and/or maintenance on a range of appliances.
• Non Matters of Gas Safety Aligned (6014-04) - a knowledge-based qualification for those who may not currently be working in the industry. The units in this qualification count towards achieving any pathway in 6014-03, 6014-05 or 6014-13.

6014-03, 6014-05 & 6014-13 qualifications form part of an apprenticeship in Gas Utilisation.

6014-13 is an APL route which provides credit for specified plumbing qualifications.

Level 3 Diploma in Gas Utilisation: Core Skills and Knowledge UCAS tariff

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Network Construction Operations (SCQF)

These qualifications cover all aspects of Gas network construction. They were designed by industry and cover technical skills in areas such as excavating, electrofusion welding, operating tools and machinery and installation, while maintaining safety standards.
 
All level 5 qualifications form part of the Energy & Utility Skills apprenticeship frameworks 

Smart Metering (SCQF)

These qualifications have been designed to meet the needs of Smart Meter installers and will allow candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Smart Meter installation and maintenance.

Smart Meters are part of the Government’s green agenda to provide real time energy consumption information to consumers and energy companies.

The gas and dual fuel pathways lead to Gas Safe registration.

Streetworks Excavation and Reinstatement (England Only)

These qualifications are for those employed in carrying out and monitoring works on the highway and cover a range of skills from those who need to safeguard their work by signing lighting and guarding to carrying out excavation and re-instatement work. They are available for both operators and supervisors.
These qualifications provide routes to registration or re-registration on the Street Works Qualifications Register (SWQR) required under the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991. Re-registration is required every 5 years.

This replaces the 6156 Street works qualifications. 

Streetworks Excavation and Reinstatement

These qualifications are for those employed in carrying out and monitoring works on the highway and cover a range of skills from those who need to safeguard their work by signing lighting and guarding to carrying out excavation and re-instatement work. They are available for both operators and supervisors.
These qualifications provide routes to registration or re-registration on the Street Works Qualifications Register (SWQR) required under the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991. Re-registration is required every 5 years.
From April 2011, anyone carrying out work on the highways in England, under the provisions of the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991, is required to be reassessed every 5 years. This will enable re-registration on the SWQR.

Tunnel Entry

This qualification has been developed from the national occupational standards for medium risk confined space for use in Tunnel Entry and Emergency Procedures. 

It has been developed in conjunction with industry experts to be a pre-requisite for entering any tunnel. It is normal practice for it to be re-taken on a 3 year cycle.

Gas Network Operations

If you are a gas network operative, you can build on your skills and experience and progress in your career with an award in Gas Network Operations. A Gas Network Operations NVQ is specially designed to help you demonstrate your ongoing competence when it comes to planning, mapping, digging and laying pipes.

Maritime Security Operatives

Designed for individuals wishing to operate or currently operating as Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP). The Maritime Security Operative (MSO) qualification is the only Ofqual accredited qualification based directly on the new international standard for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs): ISO28007 [Guidelines for PMSCs providing privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board ships]. 

This qualification is based directly on the competencies in the ISO PAS 28007 and has also been mapped to the full training syllabus for ‘Personnel in Designated Security Duties’ (PDSD). The PDSD requirements, as laid down in the 2010 Manila amendments to STCW PDSD, represent approx.  25% of the total 8269 syllabus.

The qualification has been welcomed by the UK Government and the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), who have now stipulated that PCASPs who hold the 8269 MSO qualification do not need separate PDSD training when working on board British flagged ships; the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has accepted the UK's arrangements and notified other flag States to that effect.  The qualification also has the support of major shipping associations and the security industry (SAMI and SCEG).

The qualification is also suitable for those wishing to operate as an unarmed maritime security operative on board ships.

Security Operations

The Award in Security Operations is a learning programme designed to support the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of Security Officers.

Security Personnel

Want to become a security guard or get a qualification that recognises your skills? Show you can carry out the key roles and responsibilities of security guards in your country with an Award in Security Personnel.

Principles of Providing Security Services

This qualification enables you to learn, develop and practise the knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in the frontline Security Services sector.

It also promotes good working practice and develops important transferable skills, such as customer care and communication skills. This qualification forms part of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Providing Security Services.

The existing 1980-02/93 Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Providing Security Services will close for all new registrations 31/12/2014 but is being replaced by 1980-03/93. This is due to existing licence-linked units being re-written.

Physical Intervention Training in the Private Security Industry

This qualification allows learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the delivery of physical intervention training in the private security industry.

Providing Electronic Security and Emergency Systems

The  Providing Electronic Security and Emergency Systems qualifications are ideal for engineers and others working within the electronic security and emergency systems industry. They have been designed to meet the needs of engineers involved with security and emergency systems, installation, commissioning, maintenance, auditing, surveying and design.

Exercise and Fitness (VRQ)

Develop the skills to work as a fitness instructor or personal trainer with a Certificate in Fitness Instructing or Personal Training - and qualify for the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS).

You'll cover key topics in exercise and health, and also develop specialist skills in the type of work you plan to do - personal training, gym-based exercise, exercise to music, water-based exercise or exercise for children.

Exercise and Fitness

Show you have the skills to work as a fitness instructor or personal trainer. You'll cover areas such as gym-based exercise, exercise for children, principles of health and fitness and designing and managing exercise programmes.

Vehicle Parts and Vehicle Sales (VCQs)

These qualifications are aimed at anyone working in dealerships, specialist sales centres and independent garages in a vehicle sales or vehicle parts role who would like to prove to employers and customers that their performance meets the standard expected of a competent vehicle sales/parts professional.

Vehicle parts personnel ensure that the right stock of vehicle parts is available when and where it is needed by customers and at the lowest cost.

Vehicle sales personnel are responsible for selling new and used vehicles.

Proficiency in Fish and Shellfish Industry Skills

These qualifications provide learners with the practical skills and knowledge to work on all aspects of the fish and shellfish production process.  Learners will be assessed in the workplace and on completion will have the skills and confidence to work effectively in the industry.   

Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning

Want to turn your love of sport and leisure activities into a career? This qualification is designed to give you a solid introduction to working in the sport and active leisure industry.

You'll gain greater awareness of the industry and what you can do to succeed in employment, as well as an understanding of roles, responsibilities and how employment law affects you and others.

Creative Hair and Beauty Studies

The Creative Hair and Beauty Studies qualifications are ideal for learners looking for a career in Hair or Beauty or a combined Hair and Beauty career. These qualifications allow learners to develop their creative skills and underpinning knowledge

Housing Practice (VRQ)

This qualification is for those who are new to housing and who want to gain an understanding of the issues involved in housing.  It is also suitable for those already working within housing and who want to gain a qualification which reflects their skills and abilities.

Engineering Construction

There are a number of pathways to successfully achieving this qualification in engineering construction, enabling you to boost the specialist knowledge and skills you need for roles such as pipefitter and rigger.

This qualification is part of the apprenticeship framework.

Warehousing and Storage

Providing recognition of the skills and knowledge needed to work in or develop a career in warehousing, including operating equipment and safety at work, processing orders, team leadership and managing the receipt and dispatch of goods.

These qualifications are part of the apprenticeship framework.

Exercise Referral

Exercise referral is an important part of the health and fitness industry. Every year many thousands of patients are referred by medical professionals to undertake a programme of exercise.  Exercise referral is at the heart of increasing the links between the fitness industry and the health sector.

The City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral is designed in order for exercise referral to grow in the UK and to increase the respect for the role of the fitness professional in the prevention and treatment of medical conditions. Demand comes via the need for exercise referral instructors to be appropriately qualified and to hold the correct skills and knowledge to work in exercise referral.

Spectator Safety

The Spectator Safety qualifications provide the required knowledge and experience to work as a steward in sports grounds, at music festivals, marches and any other events that require spectator safety. The qualifications fulfil the requirements for stewarding set out by the government in the Green Guide. These qualifications also can form part of Spectator Safety apprenticeship frameworks at levels 2 and 3.

You can download a free Smartcards App to support this qualification from Google Play and the iTunes App Store

Sport and Leisure

If you plan on a career in the sports industry, these sport qualifications can help you gain the skills you need - from understanding how the body works, to leading a healthy lifestyle, to encouraging people to get active and organising sports events.

You'll learn with a college/training provider or as part of a Young Apprenticeship, Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship in Sport.

This suite of Sports qualifications includes:
  • Level 1/2/3 in Sport
  • Level 2/3 in Increasing Participation in Sport and Active Leisure in Community Settings
  • Level 2 in Working with Participants with Disabilities in Sport and Active Leisure
  • Level 2 in Active Leisure, Learning and Wellbeing Operational Services
  • Level 1 in Sport and Active Leisure

Introductory Work in the Outdoors

Organised outdoor activities are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and develop a range of important life skills. These qualifications have been developed for those wishing to work, or to progress in their career, in organising activities - with specific units for young people entering the industry.

Activity Leadership

Gaining an NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership shows you're competent to run sport and active leisure sessions.

The qualification aims to assess the competence of the activity leaders, and will inevitably cover units around health and safety, teamwork, and leading and concluding sessions. A wide range of optional units exist also which enable learners to assess their competencies.

You can download a new Smartcards App to support this qualification from Google Play and the iTunes App Store

English for Literacy and Mathematics for Numeracy Teaching

These qualifications cover the personal skills in English or Mathematics required for entry to specialist teaching training programmes.

Teaching Pilates

This qualification individuals who wish to teach Pilates.

Principal Learning for Hair and Beauty

The Principal learning qualifications is an introduction to the world of hair and beauty. The Hair and Beauty sector consists of six industries: hairdressing, African type hairdressing, barbering, beauty therapy, spa therapy and nail services
You’ll gain skills and knowledge about what it would be like to work in this sector, as well as finding out about the different roles on offer: apprentice, technician, stylist, therapist, make-up artist, nail technician, masseur, wholesaler, product developer, product researcher, manager and many more. You will look into the jobs that interest you and discover how you could progress to your chosen career pathway.

Vehicle Parts (VRQs)

These qualifications are aimed at anyone who would like to gain the skills and knowledge required to start a career in the automotive vehicle parts or vehicle sales sector. 

Taking up our vehicle parts qualifications you will learn how to ensure that the right stock of vehicle parts is available when and where it is needed by customers and at the lowest cost.

Taking up our vehicle sales qualifications you will learn how to sell new and used vehicles.

Customer Service Delivery

These awards allow learners to develop their customer service knowledge and skills in a wide range of employment contexts. Available at Levels 2 and 3, they support progression from team member to managerial positions.

Using E-Mail and the Internet

Up-to-date IT skills are important for almost any job in today's market. The using e-mail and the internet qualifications are designed to help develop your IT skills in these important business applications.

Rail Services

This qualification covers all aspects of working in operational and customer facing roles in the rail industry including cleaning, security, customer services and sales, driving and operating signals.

Confined Spaces

These qualifications are for those who have to enter, supervise or manage confined spaces. They are short course single unit qualifications and are supported by the Health and Safety Executive.

All except the management qualification are available in water and non water versions and are normally a pre-requisite for entering any confined space. The Management qualification meets the need of Water and Non-Water. It is normal practice for these to be re-taken on a 3 year cycle.

They are  available to suit various levels of risk and role in confined space entry including managing confined spaces.

Food Safety and Nutrition in Health and Social Care and Early Years and Childcare Settings

These qualifications have been developed to help raise the awareness of food safety and the importance of nutrition and hydration of workers in health and social care, early years and childcare settings.

Passenger Carrying Vehicles

For those learners who want to prove competence of their driving skills and gain the Certificate of Professional Competence legally needed to work as a bus or coach driver.

Beauty Therapy

Our certificates and diplomas cover a wide range of skills, from nail technology, facials, make up, waxing and lash and brow treatments through to body massage, facial and body electrotherapy, epilation and spa treatments. 



Advice and Guidance Support

These qualifications are for those working with clients in organisations providing advice and guidance services, on a professional or voluntary basis.

Process Technology

These qualifications will equip the learner with the  essential knowledge to work within a number of processing roles within the  chemical, pharmaceutical, metals and  oil and gas sectors.  It also forms the technical certificate for the Process Technology apprenticeship.

Licence to Practice

These Licence to Practice qualifications allow candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for a job in the Security industry in the following roles:
  • Door Supervisor or Security Officer.
  • CCTV Operator within the Private Security Industry and Practical Operation of CCTV Equipment within the Private Security Industry.
  • Close Protection Operative

Word Processing Techniques

The Word Processing Techniques qualifications can prepare you for the modern workplace by equipping you with skills and knowledge to effectively use word processing software. They are designed to test your ability, through practical tasks to enable you to use word processing software to produce accurate and well presented documents.

Aeronautical Engineering

They are essential for people starting out in a career in the Aerospace sector and can be undertaken when completing an Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship. 

Completed in the workplace they allow people to demonstrate their competence, set against National Occupational Standards, in a wide range of disciplines. This includes aircraft maintenance, assembly and component production.

Safe Location and Avoidance of Underground Services

The qualification is for excavation and street works operatives to give them an understanding of how to avoid danger from underground services, and the importance of clearing an area prior to and during an excavation.

International Certificate in English Language

The purpose of the International Certificate in English Language B1 & B2 levels is to provide a reliable and easy way to deliver an English language test. This will enable organisations to ascertain the English language ability of their learners and/or employees, to make decisions about recruitment or workforce development for the purpose of education or employment progression. 

International ESOL Diploma

This internationally recognised English qualification assesses all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The language and skills assessed can be seen in the International ESOL and International Spoken ESOL handbooks, which can be downloaded from this site.

Access Certificate in English Language Teaching

City & Guilds and the Language and Literacy Studies in Education Group, University of Manchester, UK, have worked together to provide an Access Certificate in English Language Teaching (ACE). This award enables candidates to gain an initial language teaching qualification in communicative language methods.

It's highly recommended for schools who wish to formalise their in-house teacher training programme and offer their trainees an internationally recognised qualification.

Providing Financial Services

The Award in Providing Financial Services at Levels 2 and 3 are designed to offer learners the flexibility to show their achievement in a specific area without taking the full Certificates in Providing Financial Services and may be suitable for Continuing Professional Development or supplemental learning.

The Level 2 Certificate in Providing Financial Services allows for a specific technical focus on an area you are working in or wish to work in.

The Level 3 Certificate in Providing Financial Services provides more in depth knowledge and skills in your current role or one that you may wish to work in and offer the opportunity to gain competency in other areas of the financial services sector.

The Certificates provide the competency component of the Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Services – Intermediate (Level 2) and Advanced (Level 3) in England, and Foundation (Level 2) and Apprenticeship (Level 3) in Wales.

The Level 4 Diploma in Banking provides the competency component of the Higher Apprenticeship in Banking (Level 4) and covers the NOS for Branch, Business and Customer/Commercial Relationship Managers.

The Level 4 Diploma in Insurance provides the competency component of the Higher Apprenticeship in Insurance (Level 4) and covers the NOS for Insurance Claims/Underwriting and Broking Technicians and Supervisors.

Vehicle Accident Repair (SCQF VRQs)

These qualifications are for anyone interested in starting or developing a career in the motor industry in accident repair maintaining and repairing the paint and bodywork of a vehicle.

Whether you want to start your first body workshop job or to progress to a role where you supervise a team of people in a small family-run operation, or a main dealer or even one of the largest manufacturers, we have the qualification for you!.

Emergency Fire Service Operations

These qualifications provide the essential knowledge and skills needed to enable those new to the fire and rescue services to work safely and effectively and to progress in their career. They form part of the induction into the fire service, and the fire service apprenticeship.

The NVQ Diploma is competency-based (ie mainly practical) and the Diploma is knowledge-based.

Policing

This qualification is the national qualification for Probationary Police Officers.

Knowledge of Policing

The City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Knowledge of Policing is a new qualification which formally accredits the Pre-Join Knowledge Curriculum.

It comprises 10 assessment units which externally accredit the knowledge and understanding units of the Diploma (7467-03) in Policing qualification. These 10 units are smaller than the full units of the Diploma, being knowledge without application in the work place. Thus the Technical Certificate is a part of the Diploma in Policing; not an additional requirement.

Police Promotions Framework Qualification

These qualifications have been developed specifically for police officers in England and Wales. They will enable you to demonstrate the essential skills and knowledge required for your role or for career progression. You will cover essential areas such as: providing initial support to victims and witnesses, gathering and submitting information to support law enforcement objectives, managing conflict in a policing context, planning law enforcement operations and managing investigations. This qualification is part of the apprenticeship framework.

Policing (Police Community Support Officers)

The Certificate in Policing (Police Community Support Officer) will enable you to demonstrate the skills you have developed within this policing role.

Knowledge of Custodial Care

This qualification will prepare you for a successful career in custodial services and recognises the knowledge that you already have. It forms part of the Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Custodial Care.

Probation Practice

If you want to supervise and help rehabilitate offenders who have been released on probation and also want a varied and exciting job working in collaboration with people from the courts, police and prisons then the Level 3 and Level 5 qualifications will equip you with the skills to perform your job effectively.

Understanding the support needs of prisoners’ families

Imprisonment can have far-reaching effects on the physical and mental health of the prisoner's family. This qualification will help you to gain the knowledge and understanding needed to develop services to meet the needs of prisoners' families.

Restorative Practice

If you work in a community setting, or in the justice sector, you are likely to use restorative processes and approaches as a means of resolving conflict and repairing harm.

The Diploma in Restorative Practice is designed to help you develop the skills around restorative process, including assessing circumstances and evaluating outcomes. Restorative practice is used not only in the criminal justice system but also in health services, communities, the workplace, schools and care homes.

Custodial Care

These qualifications provide valuable accreditation of the essential workplace skills and knowledge of those working in custodial care including:
  • Minimising and dealing with aggressive behaviour
  • Searching vehicles
  • Searching individuals
  •  Installing and decommissioning electronic monitoring equipment.
They could also form part of the Custodial Care Advanced Apprenticeship by including the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Knowledge of Custodial Care (5326).

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

These qualifications will allow learners to acquire the knowledge of a number of essential areas of working in adult social care. The Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care is part of the Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Framework.

Caring for Children

These qualifications provide an introduction to caring for children and help develop the skills and knowledge learners need to care for children.
Learners will cover topics such as communicating with children, engaging children through activities, supporting learning and planning for the care of children's physical and emotional needs.

Pharmacy Service Skills

This qualification covers the in-depth procedures for serving customers, checking medicines and maintaining stock in a pharmacy setting.

To register as a pharmacy technician, as required by the General Pharmaceutical Council, you need the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills and the Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (5356). You can take them separately, or as part of an apprenticeship for Pharmacy.

The Pharmacy Service qualification is a licence to practice qualification.

Working with Substance Misuse

If you work in substance misuse, including dealing with drug, alcohol or solvent abuse, an Award or Certificate in Working with Substance Misuse will give you the specialist knowledge and professional skills to be more resourceful and effective.
From identifying misuse to supporting individuals through treatment and rehabilitation, you can focus on the substance abuse issues that impact on your work.

Business Improvement Techniques

This suite of qualifications provides the learner with all of the skills (from basic to advanced) in order to effectively monitor and make improvements to production and manufacturing processes.  The learner will be assessed in the workplace and on completion of this qualification the learner will be well placed to work in a variety of business improvement roles in their chosen industry.   

Performing Manufacturing Operations

Focussing on the practical skills and knowledge involved in the manufacturing process, the learner will be assessed in the workplace and on completion of this qualification will be well placed to work on a variety of manufacturing operations within their chosen industry.  .

Pharmaceutical Science

If you'd like to work in a pharmacy setting, perhaps in a chemist or hospital, these qualifications in Pharmaceutical Science can help you move forward in your career.

To register as a pharmacy technician, as required by the General Pharmaceutical Council, you need the Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science and the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (5355). You can take them separately or as part of an Apprenticeship for Pharmacy.

Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science UCAS tariff

 

Grade

New Tariff points

P

64

Complementary Therapies

Our certificates and diplomas cover a wide range of skills, from aromatherapy, reflexology, body massage, business planning through to anatomy and physiology.

The Level 3 Suite of Complementary Therapies are recognised by the regulatory body CNHC and the following professional associations. 
  • CHP (Complementary Health Professionals)
  • GCMT (General Council Massage Therapy)
  • Reflexology Forum 
  • AoR (Association of Reflexologists) 
  • FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists)
  • CThA (Complementary Therapists Association)

 

Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies UCAS tariff

 

Grade

New Tariff points

P

48

Computer Aided Design

These provide learners with the essential skills in how to use Computer Aided Design software.   You will learn how an object is designed in either 2D  or 3D and how objects can be manufactured.

Electrical Power Engineering

These qualifications are for those who work or would like to work in the Power industry and are available for job roles from wind turbine to meter installation. They include qualifications at levels 2 & 3 and some SCQF level 5 & 6. More SCQF Power Engineering can be found in scheme 2343.

Most of the qualifications form part of the Power Industry Apprenticeships Frameworks.

All are based on the National Occupational Standards developed by Energy & Utility Skills for the industry.

UCAS tariff

Level 3 Diploma In Electrical Power Engineering - Distribution and Transmission (Technical Knowledge)

Grade

New Tariff points

P

32


Level 3 Diploma In Electrical Power Engineering - Wind Turbine Maintenance (Technical Knowledge)

Grade

New Tariff points

P

48



Healthcare Support

This qualification is endorsed by Skills for Health.

The Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support is a competence based qualification which has been developed with Skills for Health and healthcare employers.

This qualification is a mandatory component of the Senior Healthcare support Worker apprenticeship standard in England.

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England)

From 01 September 2014 this 90 credits qualification is the required component for learners registered on the Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management ( England only). It can also be accessed as a stand alone Diploma.
The Level 5 (3978) Diploma is still available for learners not registering on the apprenticeship, but will close in March 2015. After this date the 4978 Diploma will be the only qualification available for both learners registered on the Higher Apprenticeship and those wishing to complete it as a stand alone qualification.
The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services is a qualification designed to give learners the opportunity to build both managerial and care skills.
It fulfils the regulatory requirement for those looking to become managers of children's homes or adults residential and domiciliary services.

Domestic Natural Gas

The NVQ in Domestic Natural Gas Maintenance - non ACS aligned is designed for people working with domestic gas appliances and systems. The qualification covers the skills needed to work with natural gas including designing and planning natural gas systems, service and maintenance.

Logistics Operations Management

For those employed in the logistics sector who want to prove their competence in a supervisory or management role.

This qualification covers all the essential skills and knowledge needed to ensure that goods reach their destinations safely and efficiently, such as: supervising the receipt, storage or dispatch of goods, ensuring smooth international road transport operations and responding to problems in logistics operations.

The Logistics Operations Management qualification is part of the apprenticeship framework.

Work with Parents

This qualification was developed to address the needs of practitioners providing intense support to families, for example in family intervention work. The new award focuses on the skills and knowledge required to provide sustained, intensive, whole family support in a multi-agency setting.

Forklift Truck Operations

For those who would like to work in the logistics, warehousing or distribution industry as responsible for fork lift truck operations, including: the loading and unloading of goods in a warehousing and storage environment, the transfer and positioning of loads for driving and manoeuvring in compliance with Health & Safety requirements.

Vehicle Accident Repair (SVQs)

For people working on maintaining and repairing the paint and bodywork of vehicles who would like to demonstrate their competence on their own workplace in Scotland.

Proficiency in Baking Industry Skills

These qualifications focus on the practical skills and knowledge involved in professional baking .  The learner will be assessed in the workplace and on completion will be able to work confidently in a variety of bakery roles within the industry. 

Textiles

This is the ideal qualification for creative learners who love to work with  textiles! You will develop all the knowledge and practical skills you need for a successful career in the textile sector.

Electronic Security and Emergency Systems

A Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic Security and Emergency systems develops the knowledge you need to install security systems - you can specialise in anything from intruder alarms to fire detection.

These qualifications are part of the apprenticeship framework for security systems.

Spreadsheet Processing Techniques

Spreadsheet processing techniques develops your practical skills in using spreadsheet functions and document settings over a series of tasks.

Skills Certificate in Health and Safety

The Skills Certificate in Health and Safety reflects the importance of maintaining health and safety standards in the workplace. It is designed to support the skills and knowledge developed in International Vocational Qualifications and provides a broad introduction to the theory and practical side of health and safety for any person in a work environment. The content of the qualification reflects the international nature of the knowledge, skills and activities needed for different countries or cultures.

Induction into Adult Social Care

This qualification, specific to Northern Ireland, provides an induction to a career in adult social care. It covers all the essential knowledge you need to get started and progress in this sector.

Marine Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance

These qualifications enable learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the marine engineering or boatbuilding maintenance sector.

Marine

These qualifications have been developed to be included within the Foundation Phase of the new Apprenticeship Standards for Boatbuilders and Marine Engineers, which will replace the current Level 2 and Level 3 Marine, Construction, Systems Engineering and Maintenance (Boatbuilding and Marine Engineering) SASE Frameworks.

New Apprenticeship Standards are designed by employer groups to be rigorous and respond to employers’ needs.

The qualifications can also be used for full time students who would like to gain the basic knowledge and skills that will enable them to progress into further training to become a boatbuilder or a marine engineer.

Providing Security Services

This qualification will develop and accredit your frontline security skills and boost your opportunities for career progression. As well as covering essential work-related areas such as conflict management and close protection, you will gain transferable skills such as effective communications and customer service. The Providing Security Services qualification is part of the apprenticeship framework.

Policing

This suite of qualifications, developed in partnership with Skills for Justice and the College of Policing, comprise three initial learning qualifications and two leadership qualifications associated with the promotion process to the rank of Sergeant and Inspector. The suite is as follows:
  • 3971-03 Level 3 Certificate in Knowledge of Policing
  • 3971-13 Level 3 Diploma in Policing
  • 3971-23 Level 3 Diploma in Policing
  • 3971-04 Level 4 Certificate in Police First Line Management - aligned to the National Police Promotion Framework (NPFF)
  • 3971-05 Level 5 Certificate in Police Management - aligned to the National Police Promotion Framework (NPPF)

City & Guilds SVQs in Beauty Therapy and Nail Services

Taking an SVQ qualification will allow you to work within the Beauty and Nails industry and develop the skills and knowledge needed to begin your career as a beauty therapist or nail technician and progress to a senior beauty therapist or senior nail technician.

Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services

Show that you have the skills needed to keep a care-provision organisation running smoothly with the Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services. This 2-3 year qualification gives you the opportunity to build both your managerial and care skills, allowing you to help more people. It also fulfils the regulatory requirement for those looking to become managers of children's homes or adult residential and domiciliary services.

Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver

This qualification provides the basic knowledge needed to start a career as a Taxi/Private Hire Driver, that is, providing a personal road transport service and ensuring the customer is transported safely and smoothly between origin and destination.

Environmental Conservation

These knowledge-based qualifications form part of the Apprenticeship Framework for Environmental Conservation, Equine and Floristry and the Advanced Apprenticeship Framework for Environmental Conservation, Equine, Forestry and Floristry. They are also ideal for professional development and preparing you for further learning in the land-based sector.

Manufacturing Practices

Focussing on the knowledge required to effectively monitor and evaluate the manufacturing process, on completion of this qualification learners will be able to contribute effectively to  manufacturing operations in their chosen industry.  This qualification also forms part of Level 2 (Intermediate) Improving Operational Performance apprenticeship framework (Performing Manufacturing Operations pathway).

Work with Parents

Get the skills you need to work effectively with parents, helping them to understand their role and meet their children's social, emotional, intellectual and physical needs in family life.

Awards and Certificates in Work with Parents can help you start a career, develop your role and continue your professional development.

IVQ in Health Care

The IVQ Diplomas in Health Care have been designed to give health care workers a comprehensive programme of learning and assessment in their field of work.

They equip care workers with the knowledge to deliver the best possible standards of service and provide a structure for ongoing development.

These are internationally recognised qualifications available in a wide range of countries around the world.

Essential Skills (Northern Ireland)

Fundamental applied skills in Application of Number, Communication and ICT help learners in Northern Ireland function effectively and progress in work, further learning and general life.

Community Justice

The NVQs in Community Justice can help you get a job or take on more responsibility in probation, social work or the voluntary sector.

You'll develop your existing knowledge and gain valuable team working and management skills to help you move on to a more senior position in the sector.

Using and Applying Mathematics

A post-GCSE qualification designed to help learners develop the confidence to use and apply mathematics critically to solve problems, as well as to make sense of complex situations that might arise in the work, learning or life in general.

The Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics aligns with the Government's 'Level 3 Core Maths' initiative for 16+ learners in England. As a recognised Core Maths qualification, it will be included in school/college performance tables from 2017 and attracts points on the UCAS tariff.

City & Guilds Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics (Core Maths) UCAS tariff.

Grade

Tariff points

A

20

B

16

C

12

D

10

E

6

 
Exam Dates for 2016/17
Paper 1:            Wednesday 16 May 2018

Paper 2:            Wednesday 23 May 2018

Results from this exam series will be available to centres for release to candidates on 16th August 2018

 

NB: for more background information about this qualification, as well as the support available for it, please visit our Core Maths microsite: www.cityandguilds.com/coremaths.

 

Healthcare and Support Services

City & Guilds Diplomas and Certificate in Healthcare Support are recognised by the NHS, Europe's largest employer. They are based on the latest National Occupational Standards for Health. The eight specialist pathways also cover essential areas such as health and safety and promoting good practice. They are available in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

UCAS tariff


Level 3 Diploma in Pathology Support
Level 3 Diploma in Perioperative Support
Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
Level 3 Diploma in Allied Health Profession Support

Grade

New Tariff points

P

32

ESOL for Young Learners

This qualification provides the important first steps for young learners on their path of English-language development, which is key to educational success and better career prospects.

Spoken ESOL (Young Learners)

Spoken ESOL for Young Learners is the ideal qualification for learners aged 8 to 13. It tests speaking skills using child-friendly topics such as parties, pen-pals and pets.

Railway Engineering

For those who would like to start a career in the rail industry and progress either through an apprenticeship or proving competence of the skills and knowledge required for each of the following areas: track, traction and rolling stock, electrification, signalling and telecoms.

The railways are a key part of the UK's transport infrastructure for commuting, leisure and business travel, as well as freight services.

The industry recognises that it needs staff with the right skills to deal with the ever-increasing demands. These qualifications prove competence of industrial performance, knowledge and understanding, and recognise the ability of individuals working in the sector.

These qualifications are part of the apprenticeship framework.

The Certificate in Rail Engineering Underpinning Knowledge provides you with sufficient knowledge, understanding and practical skills to introduce you to the railway industry and prepare you for the NVQs in Rail Engineering.

The NVQs in Rail Engineering will enable you to demonstrate your professional skills and knowledge in a wide range of specialist areas.

Customer Service

The Level 2 and 3 Diplomas are hybrid qualifications, made up of competence and knowledge units. These qualifications can be delivered on their own or as part of the Customer Service Apprenticeships. The Level 4 NVQ Diploma is competence based. They were developed in collaboration with Skills CFA (The Council for Administration) using the recently updated NOS (National Occupational Standards) written in conjunction with employers.

Get recognition for your ability to create a great customer-service experience with the level 2-4 Customer Service qualifications. Having great customer service skills can help you move up in your career, no matter what area you're working in. 

These qualifications include levels for those at any stage of career development - from those who are just starting out to those responsible for an organisation's overall customer-service strategy.

The level 2-4 Diplomas in Customer Service form part of the level 2-4 Customer Service Apprenticeships.

Practical Data Processing

The Elementary Certificate in Practical Data Processing will develop your skills in using standard data processing software to produce accurate and well-presented documents. For those interested in learning the basics of creating databases, the Intermediate Certificate in Practical Data Processing will provide the basic skills in this area.

Personnel records, stock records and general customer service are example topic areas covered in this qualifications.

Employability and Personal Development (Scotland)

The Employability and Personal Development suite of qualifications recognise the personal skills, qualities and attitudes required by employers.

The aims of these qualifications are:
  • to met the needs of learners who wish to seek, gain and retain employment or progress to further learning
  • allow learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment
  • provide valuable accreditation of skills and/or knowledge for learners, without requiring or providing occupational competence.
 

Book-Keeping and Accounting

These qualifications are available at levels 1-3, and evaluate learners' abilities to produce accounts for businesses. They are suitable for anyone looking for a qualification as the starting point for a career in book-keeping and accounts or who wish to enhance their skills to progress their career.

Horticulture (SVQ)

An SVQ2 in Production Horticulture at SCQF Level 5 can boost your horticulture career, whether you're just starting out or already experienced. This qualification will suit anyone from a park keeper to someone working in plant production.

You prove your on-the-job skills at work, in a flexible way that suits you and your job role.

Work-based Horticulture

Focussing upon the principles and practices of horticulture in a work-based environment, the learner will be able to start or build on a career in areas of interest, such as landscaping, production horticulture, sports turf or Parks and Gardens.

Horticulture

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to work with plants - from maintaining turf as a groundskeeper, to caring for plants as a gardener, to designing gardens and parks as a landscape artist.

You'll learn at a College or with a training provider and gain practical experience that will give you an edge in the world of work.

UCAS tariff

Certificate in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

70

28

D

60

24

M

40

16

P

20

8

 

Subsidiary Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

140

56

D

120

48

M

80

32

P

40

16

 

Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

280

112

D

240

96

M

160

64

P

80

32

 

Extended Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

420

168

D

360

144

M

240

96

P

120

48

 

90- Credit Diploma in Land Based Services UCAS tariff

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

210

84

D

180

72

M

120

48

P

60

24

Gardening

This comprehensive gardening qualification offers a wide range of units to meet the needs of all types of amateur and professional gardeners - from basic principles of horticulture to organic gardening.

Practical Horticulture Skills

Focussing upon the fundamental practical skills in horticulture, the learner will be able to learn skills such as planting out, preparing ground, pruning, using a mower, maintaining turf or constructing a path.

Dog Grooming

City & Guilds dog grooming courses can help you become a dog groomer or build on an existing career in the industry. Our dog grooming training focuses on the principles and practices of modern dog grooming techniques. 

Work-based Animal Care

Show that you have the skills to work effectively with animals with an award, certificate or diploma in Work-based Animal Care.

These are flexible qualifications that cover the skills you need to work in animal welfare, zoos, wildlife establishments, dog grooming, pet care and retail, animal training, animal wardens or education and entertainment.

You can choose the level and length of qualification that suits you, from a short award to an in-depth diploma.

Animal Care

Focussing upon the major principles and practices of animal care and welfare, from managing a pet shop or grooming dogs to caring for exotic animals, the learner will be able to start or build on a career in the Animal Care Industry. 

UCAS tariff

Certificate in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

70

28

D

60

24

M

40

16

P

20

8

 

Subsidiary Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

140

56

D

120

48

M

80

32

P

40

16

 

Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

280

112

D

240

96

M

160

64

P

80

32

 

Extended Diploma in Land Based Services

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

420

168

D

360

144

M

240

96

P

120

48

 

90- Credit Diploma in Land Based Services UCAS tariff

Grade

Current Tariff points

New Tariff points

D*

210

84

D

180

72

M

120

48

P

60

24

 

Pet Store Management

If you would like a career working in a pet store environment, these qualifications meet the criteria of the Pet Shops' licensing authority.

Animal Management

The Level 4 NVQ in Animal Care and Management has three different pathways: Animal Care and Welfare, Zoos and Wildlife Parks and Animal Handlers on Audio Visual Production Sets.

Veterinary Nursing

The qualification is the formal route for those wishing to qualify as a Veterinary Nurse registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).                                                                                                             
Learners can choose one of two pathways: small animals or equine. Successful completion of this qualification will enable learners to complete their enrolment with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and practice as a fully registered Veterinary Nurse.

Level 3 Diploma In Veterinary Nursing - UCAS tariff

Grade

New Tariff points

P

48


Veterinary Care Assistants

This is the ideal qualification for those looking to progress in their career as a veterinary care assistant, or go into further education.

Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming

If you are looking to start a career within the dog grooming industry, then this qualification is aimed at you.

Essential Skills for Work and Life (Wales)

Enable learners in Wales to develop their communication, number and ICT skills through a flexible and personalised learning programme. Developed in conjunction with the Welsh Government, these qualifications complement and support progression towards the Essential Skills Wales (ESW) qualifications (3868).

The qualifications contain a wide range of small (1-3 credit) units at Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1, each aligned to the Essential Skills evidence and knowledge requirements. Like the Essential Skills Wales qualifications, these units focus on problem solving and the application of these skills, although the crucial difference with these qualifications is they allow learners to address specific skills gaps and build confidence in the particular skills they need to improve (eg Strategies for Reading, Using Fractions, Developing and Presenting Information Using ICT), without necessarily having to evidence the whole of the standard. They also allow communication, number and ICT skills to be integrated - as they are in real life.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills qualifications are designed to support an individual successfully gaining a job, progressing in a chosen field, preparing the individual for further study and supporting the development of techniques required for successful independent living.

These qualifications are aimed at anyone who wants to live a more independent life, progress in education and/or their employment prospects; get into a job, develop on the job or move onto the next job, as they progress along the career ladder.

The qualifications have been designed in collaboration with a range of experts from various industry sectors, training providers and employment and recruitment professionals to ensure the content matches what is needed and valued by today’s employment market, also meeting the needs for study programmes, Traineeships and TechBacs.

 

 

Legal Studies

CILEx (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives)
These qualifications were created in partnership with CILEx (The Chartered Institute of Legal
Executives), with the aim to allow learners to gain the knowledge and in-depth understanding
of the legal environment and its associated specialist areas. Learners can choose from a
range of optional units that will allow them to tailor their knowledge to a chosen pathway
within the legal sector.

Legal Secretaries

CILEx (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives)
The Awards, Certificate and Diploma for Legal Secretaries are qualifications for administrators wanting to develop a career in the legal sector. With specialist units in legal processing and legal terminology these qualifications support the skills industry and employers need in this sector http://www.cilex.org.uk/

Developed with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) these qualifications will help you build on your administration skills to prepare you for a job in a legal or business environment.

These qualifications replace the 7465 Legal Secretaries.



These qualifications will also form part of the new apprenticeship package this package will be available for all nations for the Business and Administration and Legal and Medical Administration qualifications under 9465.

A new qualification, 5528-12/13 Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Legal Administration, will be created using the new Business Administration units developed by CFA. 5528-12/13 uses the new 7655 Legal Secretaries units alongside the new Business Administration units to create a hybrid qualification. These are due to go live Sept 14 and will replace the current Technical Certificates within the current Legal pathway in the Business and Administration Apprenticeships. 7655 will still be available as a qualification in its own right outside of the apprenticeship.

Level 3 Diploma for Legal Secretaries UCAS tariff

Grade

New Tariff points

D

48

M

32

P

16


Essential Skills Wales

Fundamental to the skills agenda in Wales, Essential Skills qualifications enable learners to develop their knowledge and application of number, communication, digital literacy and employability. Essential Skills qualifications help learners to develop and demonstrate that they can apply these vital skills to a range of situations whilst at work, in learning and throughout life.

The current list of live Controlled Tasks for all subjects and levels can be found Here:

Unit Warehouse

Unit Warehouse, an administrative device that allowed free-standing access to certain individual units, has now closed to new candidate registrations.

Certification for existing 9980-90 candidates is available until 31 March 2018.

The units available via the Unit Warehouse were taken from existing City & Guilds qualifications. Please see the table below for details of where these units might now continue to be accessed.

9980 Unit Number

9980 Unit title

Alternative Qualification

Alternative Unit Number and Title

QAN

9980-007

Entry 3 IT User Fundamentals

4249- Start IT - For IT Users

4249-001 IT User Fundamentals

T/502/0166

9980-107

Level 1 IT User Fundamentals

7276 - IT Professional

7574 - ITQs for IT Users

7276-102 IT User Fundamentals

7574-102 IT User Fundamentals

J/502/4206

9980-109

Using a computer keyboard (Level 1)

7574 - ITQs for IT Users

7574-134 Using a computer keyboard

J/502/9311

9980-111

Level 1 Presentation Software

7574 - ITQs for IT Users

7574-125 Presentation Software

K/502/4621

9980-115

Using the Internet (Level 1)

7574 - ITQs for IT Users

7574-107 Using the Internet

T/502/4296

9980-120

Understanding the business of retail (Level 1)

1013 - Retail Knowledge

1013-151 - Understanding the business of Retail

A/502/5756

9980-128

&

9980-161

Moving or handling goods manually in logistics facilities (Level 1)

This is no longer available as an individual unit qualification however, the unit is available from 1016-Warehousing and Storage as part of an Award, Certificate or Diploma

9980-135

Use electrically powered cleaning equipment effectively and safely (Level 1)

This is no longer available as an individual unit qualification however, the unit is available from 7648-Cleaning & Support Services Skills as part of an Award, Certificate or Diploma

9980-136

Clean surfaces using correct methods (Level 1)

This is no longer available as an individual unit qualification however, the unit is available from 7648-Cleaning & Support Services Skills as part of an Award, Certificate or Diploma

9980-149

Level 1 Contribute to effective customer service

4411 - Customer Service Foundation Learning

4411-108 Contribute to effective customer service

F/601/6079

9980-150

Level 1 Create a good impression to customers

4411 - Customer Service Foundation Learning

4411-101 Create a good impression to customers

R/601/6068

9980-151

Level 1 Deal with queries and requests

4411 - Customer Service Foundation Learning

4411-151 Deal with queries and requests

H/601/6074

9980-158

Level 1 Working in customer service

4411 - Customer Service Foundation Learning

4411-105 Working in customer service

M/601/6076

9980-268

Level 2 Meet & Welcome Visitors

4428 - Business and Administration

4428-229 Meet and welcome visitors

Y/601/2457

9980-275

Level 2 Store and Retrieve Information

4428 - Business Administration

4428-219 Store & retrieve information

R/601/2490

7132 - Hospitality & Catering Level 2

7132-259 Store & retrieve information

7450 - Health Informatics

7450-204 Store & retrieve information

9980-283

Level 2 Use of Office Equipment

4428 - Business and Administration

4428-221 Use of Office Equipment

H/601/2493

7132 - Hospitality & Catering Level 2

7132-256 Use of Office Equipment

9980-285

Level 2 Work in a business environment

4428 - Business and Administration

4428-203 Work in a business environment

F/601/2470

Property

These qualifications cover all aspects of property sale, letting and management including relevant legislation, market appraisal, viewing and sales negotiation. They also form part of the Advanced and Intermediate Apprenticeship in Property Services (Sale of Residential Property) and Advanced and Intermediate Apprenticeship in Property Services (Residential Property Letting and Management).

Winter Service Operations

These qualifications assess your skills and ability in preparing and operating winter services vehicles and equipment. Successful candidates will be eligible to obtain a NEREO operative or supervisor's qualification registration card, endorsed with the appropriate category, valid for a five-year period.

Domestic Natural Gas (ACS Aligned)

The NVQs in Domestic Natural Gas (ACS Aligned) prove that you have the skills and experience you need to install and maintain gas systems safely in people's homes.

These qualifications are ACS aligned and recognised by Gas Safe Register and other gas industry bodies, opening doors to a range of excellent job opportunities.

International ESOL

The City & Guilds International ESOL (IESOL) qualifications will help you demonstrate your ability to communicate in English to enable you to work or study in English-speaking countries and/or environments.

Acceptance of City & Guilds International ESOL (IESOL) and Spoken ESOL (ISESOL) certificates for UK visa purposes

City & Guilds is not renewing its license with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to be a Secure English Language Test provider. This will come into effect on 6 April 2015. Any certificates issued for International ESOL (IESOL) and Spoken ESOL (ISESOL) examinations held before or on 5 April 2015 can be used for UK visa applications until 5 November 2015.  Any IESOL and ISESOL certificates issued for examinations held on or after 6 April 2015 will not be accepted as part of the visa application process. 

Please contact your local City & Guilds office if you have any further queries.

International Spoken ESOL

The City & Guilds International Spoken ESOL (ISESOL) qualifications will help you demonstrate your ability to communicate in English to enable you to work or study in English-speaking countries and/or environments.

Acceptance of City & Guilds International ESOL (IESOL) and Spoken ESOL (ISESOL) certificates for UK visa purposes

City & Guilds is not renewing its license with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to be a Secure English Language Test provider. This will come into effect on 6 April 2015. Any certificates issued for International ESOL (IESOL) and Spoken ESOL (ISESOL) examinations held before or on 5 April 2015 can be used for UK visa applications until 5 November 2015. Any IESOL and ISESOL certificates issued for examinations held on or after 6 April 2015 will not be accepted as part of the visa application process.

Please contact your local City & Guilds office if you have any further queries.

Leadership and Management of Parking Operations

These qualifications have been designed in collaboration with the British Parking Association (BPA) to raise the level of professionalism within the parking sector.

They provide the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a variety of management roles, including: parking manager, area manager, parking operations manager, contract manager, contract compliance and debt recovery manager.

They also support those providing strategic planning for parking provision.

ICT Systems and Principles for IT Professionals

The Level 4 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles has been designed to offer learners the flexibility to show their achievement in a specific area of ICT and Telecoms.

This is an ideal qualification for those seeking to gain high levels skills in topics like; 
  • Emerging technologies
  • E-business operations
  • Managing budgets
  • Managing information technology
  • Project management
  • Systems development
  • Effective communication in business


Those who are seeking to do a Higher Level Apprenticeship as part of the IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals framework can use this qualification as the Technical Certificate component.

Health and Social Care

These qualifications are designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a broad range of health or social care settings.

A Diploma in Health and Social Care is flexible to suit all fields of health and social care. Learners can select a pathway that suits their role - for example, working with people with a learning disability, people with dementia or children and young people.

This is the main qualification required by the Quality Care Commission in England and the Care Councils in Wales and Northern Ireland.


Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adults) for England UCAS tariff

Grade

New Tariff points

P

32



Children and Young People's Workforce

These qualifications are designed for learners who want to  develop a career as a childminder, youth worker, nursery nurse or nursery manager.

Bricklaying

Bricklaying is one of the traditional trades both in the UK and around the world - Sir Winston Churchill is known to have enjoyed laying bricks and building walls during his lifetime. Those studying bricklaying will learn a variety of skills to enable them to build, repair and maintain the country's housing stock.

Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying UCAS tariff

Grade

New Tariff points

P

48

Travel - Tourism and Business Travel

The Advanced Technical Diploma in Business Travel (450) qualification is for you if you are 16 or over and wish to gain employment in one of the travel management companies within business travel. You might have achieved the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Travel & Tourism before starting this course although it is not essential. Achieving this qualification will provide you with specialist skills and knowledge to gain employment within a travel management company. 

This technical qualification can also form part of the City & Guilds TechBac – an exciting new framework for learning designed to give 14 - 19 year olds the technical and professional skills needed to progress from FE onto an apprenticeship, into university or into the modern jobs market.

To ensure learners develop the wider workplace skills required by employers, TechBac goes above and beyond the technical qualification. It combines an accredited project qualification, practical work experience and critical skills development, brought to life via the TechBac Skills Zone, an innovative online learning hub giving learners the opportunity to practice and develop their skills anytime, anywhere.

Find out more on TechBac.

Introduction to Travel and Tourism

These qualifications will enable you to learn, develop and practise the skills required to get started and progress in your career in the travel and tourism sector.

Travel and Tourism (SVQs)

These qualifications offers candidates an route into a successful career in the exciting travel and tourism industry. This qualification is part of the Apprenticeship framework.

Travel and Tourism Professional

The qualifications in travel and tourism cover many aspects to help you succeed in your career within the industry, covering things like air fares, travel geography, tour guiding, resort representative's and ski chalet hosts.

UCAS tariff

Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Grade

New Tariff points

P

32


Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Grade

New Tariff points

P

64





Travel and Tourism

Get ahead in the travel and tourism industry with this suite of qualifications. You'll develop your skills and gain a qualification that helps you get your dream job - whether it's tour operations or roles such as resort representatives, ski chalet hosts and guiding.

International Tourism

A qualification in International Tourism can help you find your first job in the tourism industry or move on in your travel career. Your qualification will be recognised in a wide range of countries.
These qualifications are versatile - you can develop a broad range of basic tourism skills, or choose specialised advanced options to help you move your career to the next level.

Travel Professional

This qualification allows learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression within an airline business.

Travel and Tourism

The qualifications in travel and tourism cover many aspects to help you succeed in your career within the industry covering things like air fares, ticketing, tour guiding and the qualifications in travel and tourism.

Dental Nursing

The Diploma in Dental Nursing allows you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in dental nursing both in direct chairside work and providing support in a range of dental treatments.

Start IT - for IT Users

New to IT? With the Award and Certificate for IT Users you can build your skills and gain the confidence you need to work effectively with computers.

These practical qualifications offer a flexible approach - you can choose to learn about word processing, spreadsheets and email or choose units covering specialist programmes for design and imaging or audio or video editing.

Start IT (iTQ) is based on National Standards developed in collaboration with e-skills UK.

IT Professional

The PC Maintenance qualification offers an introduction to a career in the ICT sector, working with clients in the office or home. It provides a general grounding in basic hardware maintenance and software installation. You will also develop invaluable troubleshooting knowledge and skills.

Health Informatics

The Level 2 Award in Health Informatics and Level 2 Certificate in Health Informatics provide the competence to deal with paper and electronic data/information within a health environment.

The Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health Informatics has been designed specifically for the Apprenticeship in Health Informatics (Intermediate in England and Foundation in Wales). It includes aspects of specific in to working in the Health sector that goes beyond data/information handling

The Level 3 Diploma in Health Informatics has been designed to underpin the skills of those in or seeking to progress to a CF4 Level Assistant Practitioner role on the Health Informatics Career Framework and prepare for future roles at CF5 Level Practitioner.

Technology in Learning Delivery

The Level 4 Certificate for Technology in Learning Delivery qualification has been developed by education practitioners for aspiring learning professionals, including learning assistants looking to qualify as tutors, assessors, lecturers and trainers.

It is designed to enable professionals to effectively use technology in their learning delivery and assessment activities. It may also benefit 16–18 year olds looking to go on to teacher training or become learning assistants.

Adult Care

These qualifications are endorsed by Skills for Care and have been approved as meeting the Skills for Care qualification specification for England.

The Level 2 Diploma in Care is a competence based qualification which has been developed with Skills for Care, Skills for Health and in consultation with employers who provide adult care and health services. Designed to support the on-programme element of the Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard in England, the qualification is mandatory within the adult care worker standard and covers the knowledge and skills required to work in an adult care worker role in a range of settings, supporting individuals with different needs. In addition the qualification could be used as an option to support delivery of the on-programme element of the Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standard, though it IS NOT a mandatory component of the healthcare support worker apprenticeship.

The Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care is a competence based qualification which has been developed with Skills for Care and in consultation with employers who provide adult care. Designed to support the on- programme element of the Lead Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard in England, the qualification covers the knowledge and skills required to work in a lead adult care worker role in a range of settings and supporting individuals with different needs. The qualification contains units which are competence based and several knowledge based units.

Operational Delivery Officer Apprenticeship End Assessment

Our Operational Delivery apprenticeship offer is about supporting both the training provider and the employer to be successful and productive in their role and to fully prepare their apprentices for end-point assessment.
Our offer includes a high quality, rigorous end-point assessment, at a convenient time and place for the apprentice. This can be arranged either at your training centre, or more usually at one of the employer’s premises.
The new Operational Delivery apprenticeship has been approved by BIS/DfE and is a new Standard that does not directly replace any of the SASE pathways.
It has been developed by a trailblazer group including: Department for Work and Pensions, HMRC, Home Office, Department for Transport, Ministry of Justice, Kent County Council.
Public Service Operational Delivery Officers make a difference every day to the lives of millions of people. They do hundreds of jobs in most departments and agencies in central government. They also work in local government, delivering services for towns, cities, boroughs or counties.

SVQ in Management at SCQF Level 7

This qualification will give you the skills and confidence to handle a range of management tasks – such as planning, allocating and monitoring work, or supporting and motivating your team.

Office Procedures

These qualifications cover all aspects of life in a modern office - from handling mail, invoices and stock control to dealing with HR issues, preparing business documents and boosting customer service.

Keyboarding

Want to get your typing up to speed? Whatever kind of keyboard you use, this qualification will improve your speed and techniques - and provide formal recognition of your skills on the keyboard.

Public Services Operational Delivery

This suite of qualifications, at Level 2 – 5, was developed jointly with Central and Local Government for the wider Public Sector and is for learners working in the Operational Delivery Profession across Local and Central Government.

In addition and in 2015, as part of the Government England Apprenticeship reform, a new Operational Delivery Officer Apprenticeship Scheme was launched.

Operational Delivery Officer apprenticeship standard and assessment plan can be found: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-standard-operational-delivery-officer

As part of this apprenticeship on-programme delivery all apprentices are required to complete the following 2 qualifications, within this suite, before entering onto the end assessment:

Level 2 Award in Operational Delivery (Principles) (Chose one of the qualifications listed below)

  • 3815-02 Level 2 Award in Operational Delivery (Principles) – Civil Service
  • 3815-12 Level 2 Award in Operational Delivery (Principles) – Local Authorities 

Level 3 Certificate in Operational Delivery (Advanced) (Chose one of the qualifications listed below) 

  • 3815-03 Level 3 Certificate in Operational Delivery (Advanced) – Civil Service
  • 3815-13 Level 3 Certificate in Operational Delivery (Advanced) – Local Authorities

Business and Professional Administration

This qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding relevant to their chosen career paths and aspirations within a Business and Professional Administration context.

The qualification will act as a technical certificate within the Council for Administration’s Higher Apprenticeship in Business and Professional Administration and as such, will provide the knowledge and understanding for the competence qualification.
SmartScreen support coming soon.

IVQ In Business Skills

The IVQs in Business Skills are available at levels 1-3, they are made up of a combination of City & Guilds Single Subject qualifications. The qualifications include a range of administrative, finance, IT and key skills based units providing learners with a versatile and flexible qualification that can meet their particular development needs.

Level 3 Diploma for the Business Administrator

The City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for Business Administrators’ qualification is suitable for anyone who is involved in any administration focused role in any industry. It aims to develop learners’ highly transferable set of knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of administrative practices and tasks, which can be applied to all industries.

The objective of the qualification is to support a business administrator’s role in the workplace, providing the learners the opportunity to learn and evidence their knowledge and skills either as part of an apprenticeship or a stand-alone qualification. This qualification also provides the on programme learning for the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship.

Business and Administration

Learn the skills you need to start off a career in office administration with a Business and Administration qualification.

You'll learn the essentials of keeping an office running - handling the phones and mail, creating business documents and welcoming visitors. You can also choose units covering personal and social development or business administration.

Typewriting

These qualifications are available at elementary, intermediate and advanced levels, and help learners to demonstrate practical skills and ability in producing a range of texts via a typewriter or a word processor, in a given time.

Text Production Skills

This qualification develops and demonstrates your ability to produce and present text accurately and efficiently.

Business Support Services

This qualification has been developed to support learners wishing to gain the knowledge and skills required to support a business and its services. Ensuring learners are aware of the employer rights and responsibilities and health and safety whilst also being able to choose a pathway to support their more specialist knowledge and skills in either business administration, customer service or retail. There are also employability options to support CV writing to interview skills to help the learner gain employment.

Shorthand Speed 50-120 wpm

These qualifications test shorthand speeds from 50 to 120 words per minute in all recognised shorthand systems including Braille and Stenograph.

Business and Administration

From learning to carry out basic administrative tasks to gaining higher level support skills, these qualifications include a wide range of units to meet the needs of learners and employers.

They are also required components of the Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeships in Business and Administration.

Important note
 
From 1 September 2014, new 5528 hybrid qualifications will replace the 4428 NVQs as the required components in the Level 2 and 3 apprenticeships in Business Administration.


Medical Administration

These qualifications were developed in partnership with AMSPAR (The Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists) The Level 5 qualifications in Primary Care and Health Management help develop the essential skills needed to work in surgeries, clinics and medical establishments.

THE 4415/4419 LEVEL 2&3 MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED TO REGISTRATIONS AND HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY THE NEW 5519 LEVEL 2&3 MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION.

  AMSPAR

With a Certificate or Diploma in Medical Administration you can start or develop your career as a medical administrator or secretary, helping patients and providing vital support for doctors and other healthcare professionals.

At a higher level, these qualifications give you everything you need to know to help keep a busy GP surgery or hospital department running smoothly - they can help you move into a senior management role in the healthcare sector.

You'll gain the skills needed to communicate effectively and manage staff, processes and healthcare resources at a high level.

SVQ in Management at SCQF Level 9

This qualification will give you the skills and confidence to handle a range of management tasks – such as planning, allocating and monitoring work, or supporting and motivating your team as well as contributing to broader activities, such as change programmes and recruitment.

Business and Administration (SVQ)

These flexible qualifications will help you to progress from your first role in business administration to team leader, manager and beyond. With a wide range of optional units available, you can pick and choose to meet the needs of your employer or your specific career path.

Medical Administration Technical Qualifications

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Medical Administrative Support and Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Medical Administration (450) is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the medical sector.

This has been developed in association with AMSPAR (The Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists)

Business Administration

The Level 2 and 3 Diplomas are hybrid qualifications, made up of competence and knowledge units, whilst the Level 4 NVQ Diploma is competence based. These qualifications can be delivered on their own or as part of the appropriate apprenticeship in Business Administration. From learning to carry out basic administrative tasks to gaining higher level support skills, qualifications in Business Administration can be tailored to meet your or your employer's specific needs. They were developed in collaboration with Skills CFA (The Council for Administration) from the recently updated NOS (National Occupational Standards).

As part of this new suite of qualifications are the new 5528 Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Legal and Medical Administration. These use the new 5519 C&G/AMSPAR Medical Administration and 7655 C&G/CILEx Legal Secretaries units alongside the new Business Administration units to create a hybrid qualification that sits in line with the new format of the apprenticeship framework for Business and Administration. These qualifications will also form part of the new apprenticeship package below.

The 5528-02 Level 2 and 5528-03 Level 3 Diplomas are required knowledge and competence components of the Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships respectively. The 5528-04 Level 4 NVQ Diploma, alongside the 4710-04 Level 4 Diploma in Business and Professional Administration, are required components of the Higher Level Apprenticeship. There is a package available for all nations for the Business and Administration and Legal and Medical Administration qualifications which is 9645.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities in a Business Environment

This qualification is designed to support learners understanding of Employee Rights and Responsibilities in their job role.

Audio Transcription

These single-unit qualifications provide formal recognition of your ability, accuracy and speed in transcribing business-related texts from an audio recording.

Medical Secretaries

AMSPARThese qualifications were developed in partnership with AMSPAR (The Association of Medical Secretaries, Practice Managers, Administrators and Receptionists). They will prepare the learner to work in the field of medical administration learning skills in medical terminology and data protection.

The new 5519 qualifications replace the old 4415/4419 Level 2/3 Medical Administration and Medical Terminology.

With a Awards, Certificates and Diplomas in Medical Administration you can start or develop your career as a medical administrator or secretary, helping patients and providing vital support for doctors and other healthcare professionals.
At a higher level, these qualifications give you everything you need to know to help keep a busy GP surgery or hospital department running smoothly - they can help you move into a senior management role in the healthcare sector.
You'll gain the skills needed to communicate effectively and manage staff, processes and healthcare resources at a high level.
Apprenticeships. 

A new qualification, 5528-22/23 Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Medical Administration, will be created using the new Business Administration units developed by CFA. 5528-22/23 uses the new 5519 Medical Secretaries units alongside the new Business Administration units to create a hybrid qualification. These are due to go live Sept 14 and will replace the current Technical Certificates within the current Medical pathway in the Business and Administration Apprenticeships. 5519 will still be available as a qualification in its own right outside of the apprenticeship.

These qualifications will also form part of the new apprenticeship package this package will be available for all nations for the Business and Administration and Legal and Medical Administration qualifications under 9465.

Level 3 Diploma in Medical Administration UCAS tariff

Grade

New Tariff points

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32

Social Media and Digital Marketing

These qualifications recognise the rapid growth of the Social Media and Digital Marketing sectors as business tools and has been developed to support learners wishing to enter this evolving environment. The Digital Marketing diploma has been developed in partnership with Agilisys Arch allowing us to engage extensively with industry and employers. The Social Media for Business diploma has two pathways for Marketing and Technical aspects which recognise the skills and knowledge required by a learner to be effective in their chosen career. There are also awards and certificates available.
Watch the launch of the Social Media for Business Diploma on You Tube: http://youtu.be/44V7aZ3p6pk
SmartScreen support coming soon.

SVQ in Management at SCQF Level 11

This qualification has been specially designed for senior managers with a high degree of autonomy for deploying resources and achieving strategic goals.

Public Service Operational Delivery (Uniformed)

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Public Services – Operational Delivery (Uniformed) allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Public Services (Uniformed) sector.

The qualification was developed in association with Government Skills and the Ministry of Defence.

Business and Administration

These qualifications cover the essentials of business administration, from event support to project management, enabling the learner to provide administrative support in a range of environments. There are options for those who are new to the job, as well as those with more experience.

For more details on the ITQ units included in these qualifications go to ITQs for IT Users (7574)

The Level 2 and 3 Certificates are technical certificates within the Business and Administration apprenticeship framework.

There are Awards, Certificate and single unit awards for 4475.
Dual assessment is available for all units.

You can download a free Smartcards App to support the Level 2 and 3 qualification from the Android store and iTunes.

Business Studies

These qualifications provide a general understanding of how business works. They cover all the essential knowledge you need to progress your career within an office based in a business environment.

ITQs for IT Users

The City & Guilds ITQ is suitable for anybody who uses IT whether at home or work. The flexible structure and assessment methods of the ITQ mean that it can be adapted for a variety of courses in the classroom or almost any workplace or job role as part of an intended career. 
Centres can create programmes that meet local demand for IT or employer needs, from courses for office automation to web development for businesses to keeping in touch using internet and email for the individuals.
 
The Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma qualifications are part of the IT Application Specialist apprenticeship framework.

You can download a free Quiz City App to support units of this qualification from iTunes.

Principal Learning for Construction and Built Environment

The Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment provides learners with the underpinning knowledge and basic skills needed in a wide range of industry areas. It explores the built environment in terms of its economic, social and environmental impact on both individuals and communities. This Diploma also looks at the different demands made upon land use over time as well as the activities which shape, develop and influence the built environment. The Construction and the Built Environment Diploma provides an understanding of how this key sector works from the inside out.

Construction Skills

These qualifications provide the ideal introduction to the construction industry and cover essential skills in the following construction trades: bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, plastering, painting and decorating, construction operations, wall and floor tiling, electrical and plumbing.

Centres approved to deliver 6217 and 6218 will be automatically approved to deliver 6219.

Assessment materials are available to download under the Assessment Materials section of the relevant Level (see grey tab above). The phases cover the following trade areas:

Phase 1: Generic Units, Bricklaying, Joinery
Phase 2: Wall & Floor Tiling, Construction, Operations, Painting & Decorating
Phase 3: Carpentry
Phase 4: Plastering, Plumbing, Electrical

Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

This Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification is for learners wishing to apply for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme Green Card.

The CSCS Green Card is intended for those working in labouring occupations only. From July 2014 CSCS is planning to introduce a new requirement for applicants to achieve a formal knowledge based qualification, the ‘Health and Safety in a Construction Environment’ Award. Achievement of this award will demonstrate the applicant’s understanding of key issues affecting safe working practices on UK construction sites.

For further information on the changes to the Green Card scheme, please visit http://www.cscs.uk.com

Formwork (Construction)

Our NVQs in Formwork are usually completed in the workplace, and demonstrate competency against the National Occupational Standards.

Painting and Decorating

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in the area of painting and decorating.

Carpentry and Joinery (SVQs)

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in carpentry. 

 

Construction Trade Operations (SCQF)

This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practise a variety of the skills in the construction industry, with a view to continuing learning in a particular trade, or supplementing existing trades skills in a different trade area.

Interior Systems (Construction)

A Level 2 NVQ Certificate or Diploma in Interior Systems is official recognition of the knowledge and skills needed to work in this area of the construction field.

Maintenance Operations (SCQF)

This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Maintenance Operations.

Wall and Floor Tiling (Construction)

A Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wall and Floor Tiling is official recognition of the knowledge and skills needed to work in this area of the construction field.

Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)

The NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision is usually completed in the workplace, and demonstrates competency against the National Occupational Standards.
It is a competency qualification in the Construction Building Apprenticeship Framework (England and Wales) (Occupational Work Supervision pathway).

Construction

A qualification in Construction helps you understand the principles behind construction and design. You'll develop the critical judgement to take on high level technician roles in the construction industry.

These qualifications could help you develop your career to become a senior technician supervising others, or to work as a senior manager.

Roof Slating and Tiling

If you have a head for heights and are able to understand building plans, this qualification will help you gain the skills you need to work in the construction industry. As a roofer, your work could range from re-slating the roof on a house, to restoring the lead sheets on an old building.

Bricklaying (SCQF)

Bricklaying is one of the traditional trades both in the UK and around the world - Sir Winston Churchill is known to have enjoyed laying bricks and building walls during his lifetime. Those studying bricklaying will learn a variety of skills to enable them to build, repair and maintain the country's housing stock.

Controlling Lifting Operations - Slinger/Signaller (Construction)

A Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations - Slinger/Signaller is official recognition of the knowledge and skills needed to work in this area of the construction field.

Painting and Decorating (SCQF)

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in the area of painting and decorating.

Construction Industry

These International Vocational Qualifications (IVQs) in Construction help you develop knowledge and skills in the construction industry across a range of sectors. You cover the theory and also do hands-on practical units.

Thermal Insulation

These qualifications make sure that you have the latest skills and knowledge needed to work in the thermal insulation industry. They also form part of an Intermediate Apprenticeship.

Basic Construction Skills

Thinking about a career in construction? Try your hand at a variety of different construction and building tasks with this basic construction skills qualification. Choose from different courses, ranging from carpentry to painting to plumbing, and get a feel for whether a career in construction is right for you.

Dry Lining

Dry lining is the fitting of plaster board or other board material to finish walls and ceilings, in place of the more traditional plastering. Many modern domestic and commercial properties will be finished with dry lining instead of plaster, and this qualification will provide you with the skills needed to work as a dry liner in the industry. You may wish to study for the associated NVQ in Interior Systems, which is sometimes required to work on construction sites in the UK.

Wall and Floor Tiling (SCQF)

This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Wall and Floor Tiling.

Construction HLQ

The Level 3 Advanced Professional Certificate in Construction is suitable for people in a variety of roles in the construction industry who want to develop their skills to a higher level.

The Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Construction is suitable for people who want to establish their own construction business or enter a management role.

Steelfixing Occupations

This qualification is for learners who work or want to work as a steelfixer in the construction sector.  It is particularly relevant to learners who are going to work for large employers undertaking new development work.  A Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steelfixing is official recognition of the knowledge and skills needed to work in this area of the construction field. 

Insulation and Building Treatments

An NVQ Certificate or Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments is official recognition of the knowledge and skills needed to install insulation or carry out building maintenance work. You can chose from a range of qualifications to match your particular specialism such as external wall insulation or loft insulation. They also form part of an Apprenticeship framework.

Building Information Modelling

As the Construction and Built Environment industry moves into a new technological era, it is essential that people working in the industry enhance their digital skills. Building Information Modelling (BIM) involves creating and using intelligent 3D models to develop and communicate project decisions. It’s a whole new way of working, and it is predicated that within a decade it will be integral to the construction industry.

 

BIM enables people to share details of every aspect of a project, collaborating more efficiently and avoiding costly mistakes, allowing a building’s owner to make the right decisions before, during and after construction.

Our qualifications were developed with the support of consultants working directly with the BIM Task Group, supporting and helping to deliver the objectives of the Government Construction Strategy and the requirement to strengthen the public sector’s capability in BIM implementation.

SVQ in Painting and Decorating (Construction) at SCQF Level 6

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in painting and decorating.

Plastering (SCQF)

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in the area of painting and decorating.

SVQ in Plastering (Construction) at SCQF Level 6

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in plastering.

Plastering (Construction)

Our NVQs in Plastering are usually completed in the workplace, and demonstrate competency against the National Occupational Standards.

They form the competency qualifications for the Construction Specialist Apprenticeship Framework (England and Wales) (Plastering pathway).

Thermal Insulation

This qualification allows learners to learn, develop knowledge and practise the skills required in a training environment for thermal insulation. It covers different specialist areas from applying insulation to flat and cylindrical surfaces, erecting and dismantling accessing equipment to working safely and efficiently in a thermal insulation work context. It also forms the knowledge element of the Level 2 Intermediate Construction Specialist apprenticeship framework - Pathway 13 - Thermal Insulation, and enables candidates to progress to the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Thermal Insulation or onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in the construction sector.

Construction Heritage Skills

Our NVQs in Heritage Skills are usually completed in the workplace, and demonstrate competency against the National Occupational Standards.

Construction Site Supervision

For people working in a supervisory capacity on a construction site, the NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision is usually completed in the workplace, and demonstrates competency against the National Occupational Standards.

Wood Occupations (Construction)

A Level 2 or 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations is official recognition of the knowledge and skills needed to work in this area of the construction field.

Construction Operations - General Construction

The Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Construction Operations is official recognition of the knowledge and skills needed to work in this area of the construction field.

Maintenance Operations

This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Maintenance Operations.

Sustainable Construction

These qualifications have been developed to provide those working in the construction industry with the knowledge required to ensure that new builds and retrofitted buildings are carried out with suitable environmentally sympathetic equipment, and offer their customers advice on energy consumption and selection of the most appropriate equipment.

SVQ in Bricklaying (Construction) at SCQF Level 6

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in Bricklaying.