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East Asia (ASEAN and Greater China)

What products and services do we offer?

We offer a range of qualifications, accreditation and consultancy to customers in East Asia (ASEAN & Greater China). These have been tailored to the specific skills gaps in each country.

Our products

Our qualifications are available to learners ranging from new entrants to the job market, to experienced employees wishing to acquire new skills.

We provide tailored qualifications that cover 9 sectors in the region. Our qualifications maintain an international standard and as a result are honoured in countries around the world.

Industry sectors covered by our qualifications:

Hong Kong

Our vocational courses in Hong Kong are designed to provide training in the hair and beauty industry, hospitality and the construction industries:

All qualifications except English are offered in Chinese.


We offer more than 20 Chinese qualifications recognised by the Chinese Occupational Skill Testing Authority (OSTA) and specialise in the following subjects:

All qualifications except English are offered in Chinese.


Our courses in Taiwan focus the country's status as a high technology, service oriented economy, with a thriving tourist industry, driven by affluent travellers from Mainland China:

  • Barista
  • Bartending
  • HAB (Customer Support, Conflict Handling and Selling)
  • International Teaching training & Assessing Learning
  • Makeup

All qualifications are offered in Chinese.

Our services

Educational Institutions and centres: We work with relevant teams to define skill-set requirements for training and recruitment to improve staff retention. We also offer employers Leadership and Management training and qualifications.

Our services for educational institutions and centres include:

  • Helping to develop teacher training programmes and vocational curriculum reform
  • Facilitating growth with strategic partners
  • Improving learners’ English skills by working directly with centres
  • Sales and business development

Governments: We advise and consult governments in building or reforming a country's TVET framework. We also engage government in apprenticeship schemes to improve learning quality and employment prospects.

We have created a comprehensive set of services to help governments improve the quality of vocational education.

Our services for governments include:

  • Implementing educational reform
  • Providing internationally recognised qualifications
  • Helping to develop national vocational qualifications
  • Designing and developing qualification frameworks

Who works with us?

We work with training providers, employers and governments who are keen to promote critical skills training and qualifications in the region.

We offer them a wider range of solutions that build the skills needed to meet industry requirements.

Why should you choose us?

  • We offer globally recognised qualifications
  • We set up our qualifications portfolio to match local needs
  • We apply strict quality standards sought by the job market – the City & Guilds logo is a seal of guarantee
  • We have 130 years of global experience in vocational education and training
  • We provide an online support and resource tool portal, SmartScreen, which allows training centres to access qualification-specific lesson plans, handouts, videos, exercises and presentations

We are proud of our history in the region

City & Guilds ASEAN provides internationally recognised qualifications to learners in:

  • Brunei
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Macau
  • Singapore
  • The Philippines
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam

The region is one of the most dynamic economic growth regions and consists of a diverse range of countries, ranging from developed nations like Singapore to fast growing economies like Indonesia and Vietnam.

Your existing training programmes become more valuable when recognised by global experts in learning excellence and quality.

Want to speak to us about your programme?

Our offices in the region

Lot 3.03 Level 3
Bangunan TH Uptown 3
No. 3 Jalan SS21/39
Damansara Utama
47400 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
T: +60 376 65 8305
F: +60 376 65 8306
E: enquiry.malaysia@cityandguilds.com

City & Guilds China
Room 1206
Harbour Ring Plaza
18 Xi Zang Zhong Road
P.R.C. 200001
Toll free China: 04006631239 

Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau
E: info.hongkong@cityandguilds.com.hk
Toll free Hong Kong: 800960505
Toll free Taiwan: 00801147188

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Training needs

ASEAN is undergoing rapid development, with a strong demand for both Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) reforms and a skilled labour force to meet both local and international economic opportunities.

Currently, there are skills shortages in Engineering, Construction, Hospitality and Catering, Oil and Gas and Leadership and Management, as well as a lack of qualified teachers across ASEAN.

To help resolve these skills gaps, City & Guilds is working with both local governments in ASEAN to develop relevant skills training programmes; and employers to define critical skill-sets they want to see in their recruitment process.

We are also advising governments in reforming their TVET framework to meet the demands of a rapidly globalised economy.


Our activities

Across ASEAN, City & Guilds supports local centres, agencies, employers and learners, offering tailored qualifications to fill specific skills gaps experienced in the region.

In 2013/14, our dedicated team worked with the FELDA Foundation, one of Malaysia's leading NGOs, to train 50 teachers to complete the Teaching and Assessment Qualification IVQ 1106.

These teachers went on to train 1,200 students, who achieved English Language certification. The majority went on to Hospitality and Catering training, before finding employment in the hospitality sector.

We have also helped FELDA to commission 5,000 books for its Young Learners programme.


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