City & Guilds awards

At City & Guilds we believe in the importance of recognising success and inspiring individuals to discover their potential. Each year we celebrate the success of learners, trainers and employers that we work with through our awards programme:

Medals for Excellence and Lion Awards

For over 100 years, our annual City & Guilds Medals for Excellence programme has recognised the impressive achievements of our learners and tutors. Each year, we award around 200 medals to the most outstanding across the world. The highlight of the programme is the Lion Awards ceremony held once a year in London.  Here, a small number of prestigious awards are presented to the most exceptional learners, trainers and employers.

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City & Guilds Commendations

City & Guilds Commendations are a simple, fast and effective way to give your learners and tutors national recognition for their hard work throughout the academic year. Commendations champion your centre’s success and provide a stepping stone towards achieving a Medal for Excellence and a Lion Award.

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Professional Recognition Awards

The Professional Recognition Awards have been developed for those at the highest professional levels within their chosen careers.

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The Prince Philip Medal

The Prince Philip Medal is awarded to a City & Guilds qualified individual in recognition of their outstanding achievements within their chosen career. The winner is selected by the City & Guilds’ President. Past winners have included Michelin-starred chef, Paul Kitching.