Education / Training Provider

If you care about employability, curriculum innovation and the quality of the student/learner experience, please take a look at how Tech Industry Gold accreditation can help. 

Tech Industry Gold is the industry accreditation for digital and tech degrees, degree apprenticeships and intensive training programmes. Designed to meet standards that are defined by employers, Tech Industry Gold programmes integrate industry-relevant academic learning with the technical, business and interpersonal skills new recruits need to excel in digital careers.

Higher Education – Degree and Degree Apprenticeships

Employers of all sizes and across all sectors collaborate with Higher Education (HE) to create and accredit degrees and degree apprenticeships that are highly valued by industry. Tech Industry Gold programmes give students the highest quality development opportunity. They not only meet industry standards for content, delivery and assessment, but also offer a unique student experience with the active support of employers.

If you are interested in creating a Tech Industry Gold programme, we will help you work with the Tech Industry Gold Employer Network to understand the standards and what is needed to meet them. We will support you through the accreditation process and beyond – for example promoting your programme, introducing you to employers, and providing resources and opportunities for your students but also offer a unique student experience with the active support of employers. Leading employers, including Accenture, Cisco, CGI, Deloitte, IBM, Lloyds Banking Group, National Childbirth Trust, Quicksilva, SAS, TCS and Telefonica, prefer or will only use degree apprenticeship programmes which are accredited as Tech Industry Gold.

Download our Introduction to Tech Industry Gold – for Higher Education (PDF) or view below in flipbook format.

Training Providers (including Employers providing their own training)

Building on its impact in degree and degree apprenticeship provision, Tech Industry Gold is now offered for intensive training programmes leading to employment in tech and digital careers. If as an employer/training provider, you are interested in getting your eligible programmes considered for Tech Industry Gold accreditation, please contact us.

Benefits for you include:

The appeal of your courses to highly engaged students/learners who achieve exceptional results – both employability and academic outcomes;

Regular interaction with leading employers – including the Tech Industry Gold Employer Network and the TechSkills Employer Board;

Access to growing new markets. Accredited degrees continue to expand as students see the outstanding achievements of Tech Industry Gold graduates. Accredited degree apprenticeships are in rapid growth as employers see the benefits of attracting talent early, supporting by programmes they are confident will meet their need. There is also a growing demand for industry-led intensive training programmes to strengthen the digital talent pipeline.

Once you have an accredited course, you become a member of the Tech Industry Gold Education Network. This gives you a unique knowledge-sharing forum with employers and academics across the digital sector, access to unrivalled expertise on standards and how to implement them, and the opportunity to collaborate on the evolution of programme provision across the UK.


For more information about the accreditation process, costs and benefits, please contact us on [email protected]. We hope to be able to welcome you to the Tech Industry Gold community soon.


Brochure below – An introduction to Tech Industry Gold for Higher Education

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