Principal learning

City & Guilds principal learning qualifications are designed to meet the needs of today's employers.

They blend theoretical and applied learning in a work-related context allowing learners to move into further education or employment. They sit alongside GCSEs and A-levels and can be studied as either an alternative or in combination with them.

In addition to our principal learning qualifications we offer a wide range of funded vocational options for the 14-16 market.

There are over 100 qualifications of various sizes and levels to choose from. Each vocational programme offers engaging units that will inspire and motivate all learners.

Important Information: January 2014

Download the PDF to read important information for centres offering City & Guilds principal learning qualifications.

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For more information about Principal Learning qualifications, download our FAQs. 

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