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Why City & Guilds

Reasons to choose City & Guilds

City & Guilds marries a long history of dedication to skills development with investment in technology and a focus on helping centres maximise the success of their learners efficiently.

A prestigious history

City & Guilds has over 130 years of experience in vocational education, having been created in response to the needs of businesses to develop a pipeline of well-trained talent. We've continually built on that heritage to create vocational services that continue to meet the changing needs of businesses in the UK and around the world.

We work with over 10,000 centres worldwide and almost 2 million individuals trust City & Guilds with their futures every year.

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Help with your curriculum planning when you need it the most

Three times a year, in January, May and September, we showcase all of our products and services that are new and coming soon, in what we call ‘Release Clouds’. This ensures that you have all the information you need from us to be able to plan your curriculum. 

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Creating employable learners

The City & Guilds brand is recognised by 99% of employers.

Our range of qualifications are built around employer needs so your learners are in a good position to find a job with a City & Guilds qualification.

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An extensive portfolio reduces your administration

We have more qualifications and services to choose from than any other Awarding Body. Over 500 qualifications across 20+ industries and sectors to help you consolidate the number of bodies you work with and reduce administration.

Designed for clear progression to take your learners to the highest levels in their chosen careers.

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Great support

Our extensive range of support resources provides you with everything you need to boost the success of your learners, whilst our innovative technology will help you increase efficiency and cut costs.

From the widest network of Qualification Consultants to first-class technology, our market-leading support means you’ll have everything you need to deliver quality as efficiently as possible.

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