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Use your expertise to help develop qualifications

Part of the solution – the essential role of industry in technical qualification development

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New platform for e-Functional Skills support resources

We’re excited to launch Boost, a new and improved platform for our e-Functional Skills support resources.

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Youth Misspent: Uncovering the harsh realities for Britain’s young people in today’s job market

City & Guilds’ research finds that the odds are being stacked against young people’s futures and career aspirations – particularly the most disadvantaged.

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Championing quality and support in apprenticeships

Continued commitment and investment in apprenticeships is more important now than ever but embedding a quality learning journey and offering continued support is crucial to get the best outcomes for learners and industry - says David Phillips, Managing Director of City & Guilds

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T Levels: the gold standard in technical qualifications

It’s now been two years since the roll out of T Levels began and as more programmes are being introduced, including three Engineering and Manufacturing T Level pathways as well as the Management and Administration T Level just this year, are you up to speed on what they are and how they can benefit learners or have an impact on skills shortage?

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Number Confidence Week

Number Confidence Week is a great time to put a spotlight on the challenges we face with numeracy levels across the UK and the opportunities we have to make a difference, for individuals, employers and the economy.

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EPA price increases will be effective from 1 February 2023

City & Guilds and ILM prices for end-point assessment will increase from next year.

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Powering up the energy sector’s skills strategy

The Energy sector is one of the most critical industries in the country and has dominated headlines in recent months – how is the sector evolving and what opportunities can a career in the sector offer?

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Training Trends 2022

City & Guilds’ research finds that despite continued investment into tailored in-house training programmes, many are failing or falling short of achieving their objectives with 99% of employers seeing a programme fail in the last five years.

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City & Guilds acquires electrical training provider Trade Skills 4U

City & Guilds, the global skills development organisation, has today announced the acquisition of Trade Skills 4U, one of the UK'’s leading training providers for electrical engineering, from private equity firm Palatine.

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Colleges Week: City & Guilds staff fondly remember their college days

Since its first year, Colleges Week has gone from strength to strength promoting what colleges can do for their students and staff alike.

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Partnering with The 5% Club to champion apprenticeships and work-based learning

Skills are critical to the UK’s productivity and economy. As such we are delighted to be working collaboratively with The 5% Club whose purpose and vision aligns very closely to ours, as champions of the apprenticeships and skills agenda.

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Specific Learning Difficulties Toolkit: For Trainers

City & Guilds in partnership with the Education Training Foundation are launching a series of tools to support inclusive learning.

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World EV day 2022 - City & Guilds driving change to meet 2030 EV charging targets

World EV Day is a global movement, driving change, celebrating e-mobility and encouraging transitions to sustainable transport. City & Guilds have made significant strides to support this agenda in the past 12 months by developing a range of new products that will support the need to train tens of thousands of people to fit the new EV charging points required in the years ahead.

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A symbiotic relationship: Levelling Up and Net Zero

As the world waits expectantly for the discussions, decisions and outcomes of the upcoming COP27 Summit, we at City & Guilds are strengthening our responsible business agenda with one of the key pillars being to reduce our carbon impact and achieve Net Zero by 2040. As part of the review we are looking internally how we build sustainability into our decision-making processes and externally how we support the drive to a fairer, sustainable future by embedding decarbonisation into our products and services.

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Employer and industry T Level update: Animal Care and Management Technical Qualification (TQ)

The development of the T Level Technical Qualification has been underway since October 2021, and over recent months it has become apparent that in order to ensure the final product meets the expectations of both employers and higher education providers, the content and structure of the qualification needs further work and engagement.

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Almost half of girls opt for university despite only a third of jobs requiring a degree

Ahead of A-Level results day, new research from skills organisation City & Guilds reveals that more young people are turning towards university compared to the same time last year.

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Adult Social Care is an investment in all of our futures

The Social Care sector is one of the UK’s most vital industries and instrumental in supporting the most vulnerable in our society – how can we support this undervalued industry in need of skills?

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99% of working electricians believe there are major risks with EV charging work

New research from City & Guilds finds that nearly all working electricians believe there are significant risks associated with Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging work, yet only 28% have received specific training

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T Levels: Employers and experts from industry have had their say...

How T Levels in Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care have developed over the last 9 months

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T Levels, Floristry and the land-based workforce of the future

How employers within the floristry industry can help define and shape the workforce of the future.

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T Levels, Agriculture and the land-based workforce of the future

By nature, the land-based sector is diverse and offers a variety of exciting opportunities and career paths to choose from.

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A firm foundation of skills and education needed to ‘Level Up’ the UK

The Levelling Up agenda has set out ambitious goals to improve levels of living standards and incomes across the UK, with regional inequality being a clear priority. Skills and education will undoubtedly need to play a critical role if we are to realise these ambitions.

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Annual price increase confirmation for 2022/23

City & Guilds and ILM prices for the next academic year will be increasing.

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The essential role of rail in keeping the country moving

The rail sector is one of the UK’s most vital industries – what do we need to do to keep it on track?

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City & Guilds launch first ever interactive and digital Annual Review

Despite the challenges we all faced in 2021 living through the pandemic, City & Guilds had many achievements and successes.

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City & Guilds Chair awarded damehood in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Chair of City & Guilds, Dame Ann Limb DBE CBE FRSA DL, has been made a dame in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to Young People and Philanthropy.

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Use it or Lose it – Uncovering Best Practises to Maximise the UK’s Adult Education Budget

One of the government’s many longstanding endeavours to address the ongoing skill shortage crisis in the UK – which has been further exacerbated by the pandemic and the aftermath of Brexit – is the Adult Education Budget (AEB).

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Recognising skills progression with digital credentials

Alexandra O’Connor, Senior Manager – Service Design & Delivery at City & Guilds, reflects on the recent Progressing Skills through Digital Credentials webinar and the key insights from the session.

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Not a shred of waste: City & Guilds gives textbooks to UK prisons

John Beck, Regional Business Manager, Northern England, Nations, Ireland & UK Prisons, gives an account of the decision to put surplus textbooks to good use, instead of destroying them.

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City & Guilds is proud to be the lead supporter of National Numeracy Day 2022

Amanda Kelly shares optimistic thoughts about National Numeracy, addressing ‘maths anxiety’ and building a confident workforce.

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Bridging the skills gap for EV infrastructure installation

In our efforts to consistently expand and deepen our understanding of the UK’s various sectors and their skills requirements, we hosted an enlightening round table with experts in EV (electric vehicles).

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City & Guilds evolves the famous lion logo

City & Guilds has been consistently recognised each year as an iconic brand, with the symbolic lion being seen as a mark of quality and trust.

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T Levels and the future land-based workforce

The benefits to employers being involved in the Technical Qualifications (TQs) for Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care T Level.

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Annual price increase – update

City & Guilds and ILM prices for the next academic year will be increasing.

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City & Guilds will no longer be a Credit Rating Body in Scotland

City & Guilds is a Regulated Awarding Organisation working across the UK. It also operates in Scotland as a Credit Rating Body.

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City & Guilds responds to the Spring Statement

City & Guilds has responded to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement, which he made in the House of Commons earlier today.

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Functional Skills: from reform to reset

Hilary Gwilliam, City & Guilds Senior Category Manager, shares her experiences on rolling out reformed qualifications during the pandemic and helping to re-set delivery post-pandemic.

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How fit is your business to weather The Great Resignation storm? The seven warning signs and how to respond

Dora Timar, Senior Manager of Recognitions and Frameworks, City & Guilds reflects on the Great Resignation trend and how to put into place strategies to drive staff engagement and retention.

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Our annual price increase will be effective from 1 September 2022

City & Guilds and ILM are reviewing prices for the next academic year.

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Annual Apprenticeship Conference 2022

Thank you for joining us at AAC this year

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Great Jobs: recognising the essential jobs that keep the UK working

City & Guilds’ research finds that despite key workers seeing the nation through the pandemic, the UK’s most vital industries are being threatened by growing skills shortages, as poor reputations and concerns about low pay turn off potential new recruits.

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