Our history in the region
For the last 20 years, City & Guilds has offered qualifications throughout East Asia.
We opened our first office in the region in 1996, servicing customers from Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong and mainland China. Seven years later, in 2003, a second office was opened in China.
In 2013, our Hong Kong and Shanghai offices were merged to form the current Greater China office. Today, we provide internationally recognised qualifications to aid expansion throughout the Far East.
What we do in East Asia
Currently, rapid growth across Greater China and Korea offers a strong demand for training and skills provision throughout the region to facilitate economic development.
As a leading player in the vocational education field, City & Guilds is working with local authorities to help them develop national qualification frameworks for vocational training.
Who works with us in the region?
Our customers across the East Asia Region are international partners who approach us to collaborate in providing internationally-recognised training and qualifications.
What products and services do we offer in East Asia?
We have an extensive portfolio of vocational and service qualifications in business, hospitality, tourism and engineering training.
Our products are designed to help economic development and growth across the region, and are designed to increase skills and training to meet East Asia's rapid growth.
Vocational qualifications: Our vocational qualifications across the Far East are available to learners at all stages of their careers, from new entrants to the job market, to experienced employees wishing to acquire new skills.
Our services are designed to assist governments, local authorities and educational providers in East Asia.
Governments and Local Authorities: We work with governments and local authorities to help establish vocational qualification frameworks and are currently involved in working with the Chinese government to assist in vocational education reform.
We have created a comprehensive set of services to help governments and centres improve the quality of vocational education. They are:
Our services for governments include:
- Implementing educational reform
- Providing internationally recognised qualifications
- Collaborating with governments to develop national vocational qualifications.
- Designing and developing qualification frameworks
Our qualifications are well regarded by educational institutions as they are quality assured, internationally recognised and can be tailored to suit regional needs.
Our services for educational institutions and centres include:
- Helping to develop teacher training programmes and vocational curriculum reform
- Facilitating growth with strategic partners
- Improving learners’ English skills by working directly with centres
- Sales and business development