Course syllabuses

A course syllabus covers everything you have studied on a course in order to get your qualification. In many cases this will not only be a list of the units you will have covered, but also a breakdown of the knowledge and abilities the units should have provided you with.

You can request an archive search through the online form here

Once the form is received one of our archive specialists will carry out a search for the relevant course, or part of a course, depending on your enquiry. We do not, however, send original copies of the syllabus - many of our documents are old and exist purely as part of our archives. Instead, we will provide you with a photocopy of the information you require. 

Important note 

This service only deals with old courses that are no longer running. If you require the syllabus for a more recent course, perhaps one you are currently studying or have recently finished then you can either contact the college where the course was taken, or you can purchase a copy from our Publication Sales department by phone on +44 (0) 844 543 0033 (8am-6pm Monday-Friday UK time). 

Calls to our 0844 numbers cost 5 pence per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge.


City & Guilds does not keep transcripts of awards

Please read the important details below 

It costs £44 to carry out a search of the City & Guilds archives and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide you with a course syllabus.

If a search for your records proves unsuccessful, we will issue you with an email confirming the outcome of our search. 

Each payment is for one search only and is non-refundable, even where a search is unsuccessful. Unfortunately, there are some periods that our records do not cover and in such instances the fee will be returned.