Professional Recognition Awards (9200)

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2016
The Professional Recognition Awards have been developed for those at the highest professional levels within their chosen careers. The awards enable candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and skills within any sector or role. They can also help candidates working towards higher level qualifications.

Those achieving these awards will be granted an appropriate, internationally recognised post-nominal: LCGI, AfCGI, GCGI and MCGI.
These qualifications are ideal for those working at the highest professional levels in any role or sector and looking for an accredited qualification to provide recognition of their knowledge and skills.

The qualifications are designed for those who wish to gain recognition for the practical application of professional skills, knowledge and understanding in employment, offering an employment-based route to higher level qualifications.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the level of specialist knowledge and skills you have developed within your career, including:

  • Working relationships
  • Customer relationships
  • Effective communication
  • Decision-making
  • Problem-solving 
  • Planning 
  • Managing resources.

Assessment methods include:

  • Work-related project
  • Portfolio
  • References.

A comprehensive list with full details is available in the qualification handbook.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles and can lead into higher education.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

An initial assessment of each candidate should be made before the start of their programme to identify:

  • if the candidate has any support requirements
  • guidance a candidate may need when working towards the award
  • any recognised prior learning or evidence which may be used as evidence towards the award
  • the appropriate level of the award.

We recommend that centres provide an induction programme so the candidate fully understands the requirements of the award, their responsibilities as a candidate, and the responsibilities of the centre. This information can be recorded on a learning contract.

Assessment

To achieve a Professional Recognition Award the candidate must provide evidence of their competency for each standard. The topics covered by the 6 standards are:

  • Commitment to professional standards
  • Communication and information management
  • Leadership
  • Professional development
  • Working with others
  • Managing customer relationships.

For further information, see the centre documents section.

Level 4

A level 4 Professional Recognition Award (Licentiateship) candidate 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
• communicate effectively and manage information in line with organisational and legal requirements
• consistently meet aims and objectives
• exercise autonomy and judgement in work role
• consider the views and perspectives of others in decision making
• address problems that are well-defined but non-routine

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The qualifications are designed for those who wish to gain recognition for the practical application of professional skills, knowledge and understanding in employment, offering an employment-based route to higher level qualifications.

Level 4 Awards for Professional Recognition (9200-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

City & Guilds Level 4 Award for Professional Recognition (Business Studies)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6106/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 4 Award for Professional Recognition (Counter Terrorism Security Management)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6106/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 4 Award for Professional Recognition (Engineering)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6106/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 4 Award for Professional Recognition (Information Technology)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6106/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 4 Award for Professional Recognition (Leadership and Management)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6106/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 4 Award for Professional Recognition (Learning and Development)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6106/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 4 Award for Professional Recognition (Personal and Professional Skills Development)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6106/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 4 Award for Professional Recognition (Transpersonal Arts Counsellor)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6106/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5

A level 5 Professional Recognition Award (Affiliateship) candidate 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 focussed culture of the organisation
• analyse, identify and access professional development 
• address problems that are well-defined but complex and non-routine
• exercising autonomy and judgement in decision making which takes into account the views and perspectives of others

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The qualifications are designed for those who wish to gain recognition for the practical application of professional skills, knowledge and understanding in employment, offering an employment-based route to higher level qualifications.

Level 5 Awards for Professional Recognition (9200-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

City & Guilds Level 5 Award for Professional Recognition (Business Studies)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6107/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 5 Award for Professional Recognition (Engineering)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6107/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 5 Award for Professional Recognition (Leadership and Management)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6107/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 5 Award for Professional Recognition (Learning and Development)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6107/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 5 Award for Professional Recognition (Personal and Professional Skills Development)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6107/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 5 Award for Professional Recognition (Security & Risk Management Consultants)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6107/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 5 Award for Professional Recognition (Transpersonal Arts Counsellor)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6107/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 6

A level 6 Professional Recognition Award (Graduateship) candidate 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 maintaining 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 judgements, demonstrating an ability to understand different perspectives, approaches and schools of thought

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The qualifications are designed for those who wish to gain recognition for the practical application of professional skills, knowledge and understanding in employment, offering an employment-based route to higher level qualifications.

Level 6 Awards for Professional Recognition (9200-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

City & Guilds Level 6 Award for Professional Recognition (Civil Engineering)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6108/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 6 Award for Professional Recognition (Construction Engineering)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6108/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 6 Award for Professional Recognition (Counter Terrorism Security Management)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6108/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 6 Award for Professional Recognition (Engineering)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6108/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 6 Award for Professional Recognition (Engineering Management)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6108/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 6 Award for Professional Recognition (Leadership and Management)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6108/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 6 Award for Professional Recognition (Personal and Professional Skills Development)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6108/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 6 Award for Professional Recognition (Transpersonal Arts Counsellor)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6108/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 7

A level 7 Professional Recognition Award (Membership) candidate 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
• establishing 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

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The qualifications are designed for those who wish to gain recognition for the practical application of professional skills, knowledge and understanding in employment, offering an employment-based route to higher level qualifications.

Level 7 Awards for Professional Recognition (9200-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

City & Guilds Level 7 Award for Professional Recognition (Engineering Management)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6109/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 7 Award for Professional Recognition (Leadership and Management)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6109/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Vocation Certificate of competence This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 7 Award for Professional Recognition (Personal and Professional Skills Development)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6109/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

City & Guilds Level 7 Award for Professional Recognition (Transpersonal Arts Counsellor)

  • Accreditation No: 600/6109/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 6 - 6 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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