The City & Guilds TechBac® recognised as route to university

The City & Guilds TechBac® has now been recognised as a clear route to university, with UCAS awarding admissions points to the Level 3 Advanced qualifications that sit within this innovative study programme for 16-18 year olds.  The confirmation of UCAS points for these qualifications signifies a step change in the range of options available to young people in the UK and will help vocational and academic qualifications be viewed as equal by parents, learners, teachers and employers alike.

Launched in five subject areas in September 2014, City & Guilds TechBac® was created to offer a genuine alternative to traditional academic routes such as GCSE and A-Level. Every young person who studies these full-time courses gains the skills needed to go onto a higher apprenticeship or into a job and, crucially, will now also be able to use their qualifications to go on to university, with students studying the higher level courses able to achieve the equivalent of three A*s at A-Level.  Read more here.

 To find out more about City & Guilds TechBac® visit the City & Guilds website