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India and Nepal

India and Nepal

We have a long and proud history in India, providing our services in the country since 2003. We established an office in India and have built a network of over 100 City & Guilds approved centres across India & Nepal, with a portfolio of international products that set the global standard. Our focus today is the same as it has always been: to help people into a job, develop on the job and move on to the next job. 

India and Nepal stand out as pivotal hubs for the global supply of skilled manpower, poised to play crucial roles in meeting future workforce demands worldwide. India, with a population of 1.43 billion, not only claims the title of the world's most populous nation, but also distinguishes itself by harboring the youngest demography with a median age of 28 years, significantly lower than China's 37, the U.S’s 37, Western Europe's 45, and Japan's 49. This youthful demographic profile forecasts a significant expansion in India's working-age population, which is expected to increase by approximately 9.7 million annually from 2021 to 2031. Notably, nearly 41% of India's population is under the age of 20, indicating a vibrant and dynamic foundation for future skills growth and development. 

Nepal, cradled in the majestic Himalayas, embraces a rich tapestry of cultures and landscapes, shaping its diverse demographic panorama. With a population of around 30 million and a median age of approximately 24 years, Nepal radiates youthfulness. This demographic vitality highlights the pivotal role of vocational education in propelling economic growth, fostering social development, and steering the nation towards a prosperous future. 

To harness the young talents in India & Nepal, City & Guilds offers a wide portfolio of world class skills development solutions specifically developed with the employer, learner and training provider in mind. We work with employers, education providers and governments alike to help bridge the skills gap affecting the country.

Our international offer that serves domestic and global needs

As workplaces evolve, so do we. That’s why City & Guilds sets the standard for skills that transform lives, industries and economies. 

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


Our qualifications are designed to meet the needs of our customers in India & Nepal while maintaining an international standard. Our international qualifications are widely accepted by employers around the world. 

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

Explore the range of qualifications available in your region. 

  • Hospitality 
  • Hairdressing  
  • Beauty and Complementary Therapies 
  • Green Skills 
  • Design & Craft 
  • Engineering 
  • English & Maths 
  • Leadership & Management  

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Training recognition - assured

We also offer recognition of existing in-house training. City & Guilds and ILM Assured provides our quality stamp against your in-house training, by assessing it against our quality standard. 

Through gaining Assured status you will be able to upskill your teams, drive staff engagement and retention and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace through your commitment. 

The service adds value to any type of training, whatever the content, format or length because we recognise face-to-face, e-learning, assessed and non-assessed programmes. We also recognise training in local language. 

Assured also includes digital credentials, the most innovative and effective way to recognise and share an online portfolio of growing skills. 

Assured is a valuable business improvement tool, showing you how to take your training from good to great. 

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Our consultancy services will ensure that your training needs are covered from a-z. Our team of consultants have worked with organisations in every field from around the world and they bring with them the expertise to help your business harness the talent of its staff – both current and future. 

Using our expertise in skills development, training, delivery and capacity building we will work with you and your teams to review your people plan and talent pipeline and develop a careers road map. 

  • Customised program 
  • Embedding government education policy in your business 
  • Review your current training provision, capacity, mapping and skills gap analysis 
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory bodies 


We have extensive global experience in providing solutions to assist clients in terms of technical advice. This includes working with industry and governments to provide solutions in addressing national skills strategies or specialised industry needs. What's more, if you are looking for a tailored solution such as additional qualifications or accrediting your own training, we can support with this as well. 

Read our case study on our partnership with the Ministry of Education in Jamaica >


ILM provides leadership and management qualifications as well as recognition programmes for training providers and employers. Our customers span all industries and sectors – from small business to governments worldwide.

Our suite of products and services is designed to develop managers and leaders, enabling them to improve staff productivity and drive business performance. Within this suite you will find flexible leadership and management qualifications, recognition for in-house training, approval for training centres, and full guidance and support services.

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Our proud history in India & Nepal

We have a long and proud history in India & Nepal, providing our qualifications in country since the early part of the 20th century. Since then, we have built a network of over 100 City & Guilds approved centres across India & Nepal, with a portfolio of India specific as well as international products that set the global standard.

City & Guilds has an office in India since 2003. We were also in a joint venture with Manipal Global Education from 2009 to March 2019. From April 2019 City & Guilds has been re-named to City and Guilds South Asia Pvt Ltd and will continue to provide access to our qualifications through our local office based in Bangalore.

Our dedicated regional staff, supported by our UK office, work Monday to Friday during standard working hours in the region.


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