Work Ready

City & Guilds Work Ready programme is about providing work skills for the unemployed. It is a range of qualifications that can be used if you are unemployed and want new work skills or if you are a centre offering skills to the unemployed.

The qualifications include: 

Employability and Personal Development qualification – providing skills such as CV writing, preparing for employment and enterprise. It also includes units on Work Experience.

Unit Warehouse – a range of 160 free standing vocational units in multiple industries including retail, hospitality, contact centres and management.

Short courses and vocational skills – we offer the widest range of short courses and vocational qualifications to develop key skills for work.

How do providers offer Work Ready programmes?

Not sure how to provide our Work Ready programmes? Find out about the different options available for delivery.

> Ways to deliver Work Ready

Work Ready for learners

If you are learner and looking for work skills, have a look at our Employability, Personal and Social Development qualification pages via our course finder under Skills for Work and Life.

> Course finder

Unit Planner

Our new Unit Planner helps you to select units within our Employability and Personal Development (7546) qualification.

Key Documents for Centres

We have a number of documents and information to help you understand Work Ready and the support available. 

> Understanding the provision - by LSIS (AELP website)

> City & Guilds Work Ready brochure (PDF, 1MB)

> Work Ready FAQs (DOC, 29kb)

> Support available for Work Ready

> Work Ready hints and tips (PDF, 128kb)

The benefits of offering accredited employability qualifications

Want to know more?

For more information on Work Ready please contact us.

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Additional qualifications to support the unemployed

There are other qualifications that can support learners develop the skills needed for work.

> Unit Warehouse

> Functional Skills

> Short courses

> Apprenticeships

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Work Ready case study

‘...through Employability and Personal Development qualifications we are providing our learners with the very best preparation and skill set to find a rewarding job.’

Kirklees College

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