Who we are
City & Guilds is committed to improving lives, boosting business performance, and shaping the landscape for education in the UK and worldwide. We are the biggest name in vocational education, with two million learners working towards one of our qualifications every year.
We've come a long way since we were founded in 1878. Today, City & Guilds work with over 10,000 centres and training providers in 80 countries around the world, offering more than 500 qualifications across 28 industries.
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Find out about our governance and management structures, our Group Board members, Trustees and Councillors.
> How City & Guilds is organised
What we do
Our purpose is to enable people and organisations to unlock their potential and develop the knowledge and skills needed for personal and economic growth. We do this by developing relevant qualifications that are recognised and respected by employers all over the world. We also pioneer the most up-to-date delivery and assessment methods, and further the skills agenda in the UK and worldwide through profile raising, sponsorship and innovative skills projects.
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