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City & Guilds in China

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

Currently, there are skills shortages in Hospitality and Catering, Leadership and Management, as well as a demand for internationally recognised Accreditation, Quality Assurance and Teacher Training.

To help reduce these skills gaps, City & Guilds is working with training providers, universities, schools, colleges and governments throughout Asia to develop relevant skills training programmes; and employers to define critical skillsets they want to see in their recruitment process and as part of staff development programmes.

We advise Governments internationally on vocational skills framework reform to meet the demands of a rapidly globalised economy.

In 2000, City & Guilds was honourably registered as approved awarding body in China by Ministry of Labour and Social Security (OSTA, MOLSS, PRC). It is one of the few awarding bodies approved by the China government.

Remark: Ministry of Personnel and Ministry of Labor and Social Security have merged to Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) in 2008.

About City & Guilds

City & Guilds has been a trusted advisor in many countries since 1841 and sets the global standard for skills and learning. Our president is Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who took over the role from His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, in 2011. Today, we have a presence in more than 80 countries and work in close partnership with clients to develop high-quality products and services, that will help solve local skills shortages and create the workforce of tomorrow.

Why work with City & Guilds?

  • We offer globally recognised qualifications
  • We set up our qualifications portfolio to match local needs
  • We have 140 years of global experience in vocational education and training
  • Over 500 qualifications across 20+ industries and sectors
  • Supporting more than 3 million learners worldwide each year
  • Successfully awarding 1 million qualifications every year
  • Operating in over 80 location with 10,000 training partners worldwide

City & Guilds Offices in ASEAN, China & Greater China regions:

ASEAN – including Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea.

Who we work with?

As one of our international customers, you will benefit from selected products and services aimed at helping you achieve your skills development goals. Find out more about how we work with:

What we offer

Our extensive offering within qualifications, global certification, accreditation, consultancy and credentialing provides the skills needed to help individuals and organisations to develop their talents and abilities for career progression.


The Assured recognition service ensures your programmes are benchmarked against our quality standard – giving you the confidence and reassurance that your in-house training is the best it can be.

  • Our Assured service provides external recognition for your in-house, bespoke training programmes.
  • One of our expert Assured consultants will review your programme against our five core components. We also recognise both face-to-face and digital learning, assessed or non-assessed training – and training delivered in local languages.
  • If the content is leadership and management focused, it will be reviewed holistically against ILM criteria.
  • If your programmes meet the benchmark standard, participants will receive certificates and digital credentials
  • From employers to training providers, Assured has helped provide added value to their training programmes resulting in great outcomes for their organisations and learners.

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Global Hospitality qualifications

The workplace environment is changing rapidly, and employers are finding it more challenging to attract and retain the right talent. Cultivating and building this talent from the foundation up is the key to success. But how do providers ensure quality delivery that leads to career success for learners?

We are launching our evolved provision in Hospitality & Catering in response to the changes in the learning and workplace environments.

The updated offer is aligned to Global Hospitality Certification, our new international benchmark for the hospitality industry. Developed with the Hospitality industry and Worldchefs, our qualifications align directly to the skills employers need across the globe.

Note: Qualifications are delivered in English only.

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Global Hospitality certification

The Global Hospitality Certification, by City & Guilds, is a brand new global skills framework for the hospitality industry. Created in partnership with Worldchefs and employers, it is the first and only professional skills framework in the world. It has been co-designed with industry professionals to recognise the skills and experience of those working in hospitality.

The Certification sets a global benchmark for job roles across:

  • culinary
  • food and beverage
  • front of house
  • housekeeping.

Certification is achieved through the issuing of digital badges, the latest technology in skills certification.

Find out more about our badges

Leadership & Management (ILM)

Through a global network of over 2,000 approved centres and with our City & Guilds colleagues, we set the highest benchmarks for leadership and management performance. We provide a range of products and services. 

Our purpose is to enable people and organisations to develop their leadership skills for personal and economic growth. We do this by helping employers and training providers to develop, assess and accredit leaders with the right blend of skills. 

As the UK’s top leadership and management qualifications specialist, we help to develop more talented leaders than anyone else, giving them the skills to make a real difference in their organisation and beyond.

ILM Young Leaders Award

A nationally-recognised qualification that makes your students more attractive to universities and employers alike, while enhancing the reputation of your school or college. Help to bolster a university application by benchmarking the skills that universities want on campus. The qualification can be aligned to other programmes in your existing curriculum which means that student's broader skills development is recognise with minimal or no extra work required. 

Get in touch with us today to find out how we can benefit your centre or organisation.

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