Commendations Programme

You asked and we listened – introducing City & Guilds Commendations

You wanted a flexible and straightforward award programme that could be applied to your own internal programmes or as a standalone, so we created City & Guilds Commendations.

Launching in the new year, Commendations is a simple, fast and effective way to give your tutors and learners recognition for their hard work and achievements at a local level. Commendations champion your centre’s success and provide a stepping stone towards achieving a Medal for Excellence.

Commendations will allow you to:

  • award up to six Commendations per term (five learners and one tutor)
  • raise your centre’s profile and differentiate the value of your teaching from the competition 
  • increase learner recruitment and retention by positioning yourself as a centre that values the achievements and successes of both learners and tutors 
  • recognise high quality teaching and learning outcomes 
  • champion your learners on a local level 
  • reward, inspire and motivate learners to go the extra mile

How do they work?

Supported by City & Guilds, you can award learners and tutors three times throughout the year (six each term) via a secure online platform.

At the end of the academic year, there will be an annual award for the overall winner voted by you and the public. 


  • Learner with the best overall attitude
  • Excellence in coursework 
  • Learner that has gone above and beyond
  • Learner that has demonstrated consistency of effort
  • Learner that has made the biggest improvement
  • Most inspirational tutor of the term

How to get involved

Register now so we can get your centre set up.

> Once you’re set up and registered, you’ll be able to start awarding Commendations in the new year.

80% of centres that entered awards did so to motivate their learners to succeed.

85% of centres think that Commendations could help to raise their profile.