Professional Recognition Awards

The Professional Recognition Awards have been developed for those at the highest professional levels within their chosen careers. The awards are NQF (National Qualifications Framework) accredited qualifications which enable candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and skills within any sector or role. Those achieving these awards will be entitled to use an appropriate, internationally recognised post-nominal: Licentiateship (LCGI), Affiliateship (AfCGI), Graduateship (GCGI) and Membership (MCGI). They can also help candidates working towards higher level qualifications

How?

Learners compile a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate how they have met the six standards at the appropriate level for the Professional Recognition Award.

The six standards are based around the following topics:

  • Commitment to Professional Standards
  • Communication and Information Management
  • Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Working with Others
  • Managing Customer Relationships.

Levels:

The Professional Recognition Awards are available at 4 levels:

Licentiateship LCGI - level 4:

The learners would typically:

  • have first-line responsibility for managing day-to-day activities
  • manage resources in own area of responsibility
  • constructively work with others to develop and maintain good working relationships
  • develop and maintain good customer relationships
  • identify and access opportunities for professional development
  • be able to apply professional standards in own area of responsibility
  • take into account the views and perspectives of others in decision-making
  • communicate effectively and manage information in line with organisational and legal requirements
  • consistently meet aims and objectives
  • exercise autonomy and judgment in work role
  • address problems that are well-defined but non-routine.

Affiliateship, AfCGI - level 5:

The learners would typically:

  • have line management responsibilities
  • anticipate, plan and lead change
  • manage resources
  • constructively work with others to develop and maintain good working relationships
  • set direction and inspire others to work together to achieve challenging outcomes
  • generate creative ideas to inform best practice and continual improvement
  • monitor compliance with professional standards
  • implement an effective communication strategy
  • develop and maintain good customer relationships to support the customer-focused culture of the organisation
  • analyse, identify and access professional development
  • address problems that are well-defined but complex and non-routine
  • exercise autonomy and judgment in decision-making which takes into account the views and perspectives of others.

Graduateship, GCGI - level 6:

The learner would typically:

  • have senior management responsibilities
  • take responsibility for achieving organisational objectives
  • take responsibility for managing a programme of substantial change or development
  • identify and manage resources to meet organisational objectives
  • take responsibility for motivating, delegating and empowering others
  • promote innovation and generate ideas for improvement 
  • take responsibility for promoting, monitoring and maintaining compliance to professional standards
  • establish, lead and maintain effective communication
  • develop and implement standards for customer service
  • evaluate the impact of professional development on self and the organisation
  • address problems that are complex and non-routine
  • use autonomy to make judgments, demonstrating an ability to understand different perspectives, approaches and schools of thought.

Membership, MCGI - level 7:

The learner would typically:

  • have strategic leadership responsibilities
  • articulate a vision for the future of the organisation or own area of responsibility
  • take responsibility for leading the organisation or own area of responsibility through complex change
  • have an in-depth understanding of resources and manage them to meet organisational objectives
  • establish a culture of mutual support and cohesion which values the contribution of others and recognises success
  • promote innovation and generate ideas for improvement
  • establish an environment and culture that assures and promotes compliance with professional standards
  • develop a communication strategy for the organisation or own area of responsibility
  • represent the organisation to communicate on matters of importance and sensitivity and establish robust methods for managing information
  • establish a strategy for putting the customer at the centre of the organisation or own area of responsibility
  • champion professional development within the organisation. 

For more information please visit the Professional Recognition Awards (9200) qualification page.

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