Offer our qualifications

We help make sure you have all the resources you need to deliver the best possible experience to your learners. Our dedicated team will support you every step of the way with sector expertise, dedicated support and thousands of qualifications and resources. 

See the full range of support and resources available to our centres in our What we offer centres section.

New centres

Due to a very high demand across all of our sector areas we are in the process of reviewing our new centre application process, so that we can ensure we are offering the best service and geographic coverage to our customers. Therefore we will not be opening any new City & Guilds centres during the next few months.

It is important to us that we have the correct number of centres offering the right qualifications and that City & Guilds centres are equally spread throughout the country.

If you have recently submitted an application, or raised an enquiry about becoming a centre one of our new centre account managers will be in touch with you to discuss this. If we are unable to open you up as a new centre then we are committed to working with you to find a suitable centre that you can work with so that you can meet your learners needs.

Throughout our review we will continue to accept applications from:

  • Registered charities
  • Schools
  • Prisons
  • ILM dual centre applications

If you are one the above exceptions looking to become a City & Guilds centre, all you need to do to  get started is to fill out our Customer Application form.

Once you've filled out the form you will be contacted by us. We will then guide you through the process of becoming a centre and you could be up and running in as little as six weeks.

Becoming a centre is subject to certain conditions. For more information, view our How to become a City & Guilds centre page, which outlines every step of the process.

Existing centres

If you are an existing City & Guilds centre looking to offer more qualifications, complete the Qualification Approval Form (PDF, 116KB). Once submitted, we will be in touch within three days.

If you need more information about a qualification before applying, please complete the Customer Application Form with as much detail as possible. 

Depending on the qualification you've chosen, your local City & Guilds office may arrange a External Quality Assurer (EQA) visit. The EQA is there to support you with the application process. 

Once your application is successful we'll send you confirmation and you'll be ready to go. 

More information

For more details on the approval process, see the City & Guilds Centre Manual or the International Centre Manual. These can be found in the Applications for centres area of our Centre Document Library.

Contact us about an application

Tell us what you would like to offer, when you want to start and how many learners and we'll help you get set up. 

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