The Tech Partnership

We need to raise standards. As employers, we have to set those standards, and then we need to allow training providers, students and young people to develop their skills, so that we have high-quality people for the modern workplace.

Andy Williams, CIO, Save The Children

Standards and Quality

Upskill your existing workforce through business-focused training

Building a globally competitive digital and technology skills base in the UK is a key priority for the Tech Partnership. To reach this goal, the Tech Partnership carries the responsibility for setting standards for digital skills in the UK, for ensuring qualifications meet employers’ needs, and for raising the quality of training delivered to tech professionals.

  • IT Industry Standards

    IT Industry Standards

    These standards help define the ideal capabilities required for IT professionals and help employers to recognise their employees’ skill levels.

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  • Apprenticeship standards

    Apprenticeship standards

    The new Trailblazers apprenticeships are designed to make apprenticeships more attractive to employers by simplifying the system and making apprenticeships more rigorous and better aligned to employers' requirements.

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  • Tech Industry Gold Accreditation

    Tech Industry Gold Accreditation

    Find out more about high-quality training accredited by employers through Tech Industry Gold.

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