Top ten facts

The City & Guilds Group…
  • has royal links that started when King Edward VII became its first President in 1881.
  • was granted Royal Charter of Incorporation by Queen Victoria in 1900.
  • remains a Chartered Institute and its Royal President is Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.
  • reinvests any surpluses it makes into education or student support programmes.
  • works in over 80 countries. It has regional offices in China and Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates and USA, and we have representatives in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica.
  • has a presence in every further education college in the UK and 10,000 training centres across the globe
  • operates a joint venture in India with Manipal Global Education Services, called Manipal City & Guilds.
  • works with over 200 companies worldwide.  
  • qualifications span 26 industries and apprenticeships cover 120 job roles.  
  • has awarded 20 million people a qualification since the year 2000.

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