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What is an approved City & Guilds centre?

A City & Guilds approved centre is authorised to deliver and assess our qualifications.

By becoming a City & Guilds centre, an organisation demonstrates that it has met our rigorous quality benchmarks - it has a solid organisational structure and its teaching, assessment and administrative processes are proven to meet our strict standards. Only approved centres can deliver our qualifications and assess our learners.

A centre may be:

  • a school
  • a college or higher education institute
  • a professional and technical education organisation
  • a company

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How do we work with our centres?

As well as approving centres, we help to optimise their approach to professional and technical education and delivery of our qualifications.

Some examples of what we do include:

  • Create a portfolio of qualifications relevant to their market
  • Improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • Improve the teaching of Science and Mathematics
  • Improve learners’ English skills
  • Expand their business

What products and services do we offer centres?

We offer a wide range of qualifications and accreditation to international centres. City & Guilds also provides a combination of dedicated services and sector expertise with administration, assessment and quality systems to maximise centres’ potential.

Our products

Our international qualifications cover 26 sectors providing skills sought by employers worldwide. In many industries City & Guilds qualifications are available as a comprehensive package from foundation to postgraduate levels.

We offer the following products to international centres:

  • International vocational qualifications (IVQs)
  • Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs)
  • Leadership and Management qualifications under the brand of the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM)

Take a look at our core qualifications

Our services

In addition to our products, our services help centres improve the quality of teaching, maintain rigorous standards of assessment and expand their business.

We offer the following services to centres:

  • Quality assurance
  • Curriculum building
  • Assessment
  • “Training the trainer” programmes
  • Online assessment of tests
  • Online management of learners’ work
  • Teaching and learning support materials through our dedicated online portal, SmartScreen
  • Free administration service for day-to-day tasks - Walled Garden
  • Marketing services

What are the benefits of becoming a City & Guilds centre?

Becoming a City & Guilds approved centre helps to attract learners and helps centres expand their business. Our expertise in vocational education ensures City & Guilds centres offer in-demand qualifications and demonstrate the strict quality standards we are famous for.

Being a City & Guilds centre helps expand your business

  • Our qualifications enable our learners to be work ready. Employers recognise and recruit our learners, because they have acquired skills businesses need. As a result, employers trust City & Guilds qualifications and more jobs are made available to our candidates
  • We offer a wide range of qualifications across industry sectors that appeal to many different learner needs at all stages of their careers and professional development
  • Learners with specific City & Guilds qualifications can progress on to higher level studies or professional registration, further enhancing their career prospects

We work with centres to optimise quality and efficiency

  • We provide technology and digital support services  which can increase efficiency for administrators and trainers
  • We provide course materials designed to ensure efficient delivery of our courses
  • We position our teams locally in order to provide direct and easy support
  • We work with local centres to create marketing materials
  • We offer quality assurance so that centres can continuously improve courses and get technical advice

Find out more about how our refreshed portfolio of hospitality qualifications help learners show their skills like never before.

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