How to become a City & Guilds centre

If you’re a college or a private training provider looking to become a City & Guilds centre you will find everything you need to know on the following pages.  

Step one: meeting the criteria

First we need to make sure you meet the following City & Guilds new centre criteria:

You need to access and read the City & Guilds Centre Manual (NEW) making sure all the requirements from Section 3.2: Centre Approval are understood and in place.

To become a City & Guilds centre you need more than 100 learners within the first calendar year of becoming a centre. If you are expecting to have fewer than 100 learners, you can work with an existing City & Guilds centre. A member of our team can help you find a centre to partner with. 

Step two: The Customer Application Form

After answering yes to the above criteria then you can progress with your application. Please complete the Customer Application Form with as much information as possible to register your interest. 

Step three: We’ll be in touch

We will respond you’re your request within five days to talk you through the process and find out whether we think that being a City & Guilds centre is suitable for you, which is subject to our terms and conditions. 

The decision of whether to progress your enquiry is at our discretion, if we decide not to progress your enquiry we will suggest alternative routes for you but there is no right of appeal.  

Once we decide to progress with your enquiry, you may need a pre-approval visit.  

Step four: The Centre Approval form

We will then email you a set of login details. These will enable you to access the Centre Approval Form and other forms necessary to support the approval process. 

You will then complete the forms thoroughly to ensure evidence of readiness and submit them online. 

Step five: Qualification Consultant visit 

Your local City & Guilds office will arrange a qualification consultant visit to support you with the application process. 

Once your application is successful we will send you your centre number and centre approval certificate and you will be ready to go. 

Please note: The approval process can take up to 30 working days from receipt of a completed application.

Enquire now

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

Fill out our customer application enquiry form >

Approved Centre logo

If you are looking for the Approved Centre logo, please email logo@cityandguilds.com with subject line Approved Centre logo request.