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The Ministry of Justice has awarded global leaders in skills development, City & Guilds, contracts to be the exclusive provider of qualifications in English, Maths, Hospitality and Catering and Construction in prisons across England, becoming the only awarding organisation to win across multiple bid areas. Read more

Construction leaders call for greater unity over T Levels Read news story

The Craft Guild of Chefs announces seven chefs make the grade in the 2017 Graduate Awards examination Read news story

Innovative duo win award for cooking up the future of skills Read news story

City & Guilds, in partnership with EIS, is pleased to announce that a further round of funding has been made available by the Scottish Government for a new intake of teachers onto our online Master-level teaching programme in Scotland. Read more

New contract set to deliver qualifications for the Health, Social Care and Childcare sectors in Wales. Read news story

MPs share their skills story for City & Guilds Group campaign Read news story

Amanda Kelly discusses the implications of the Smith Review. Read blog post

The City & Guilds Group is delighted to announce that the Princess Royal Training Awards 2017 received over 100 applications when entries closed on 31 March. Read full award story

Chefs in America can now satisfy their taste for adventure, thanks to an historic agreement between the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and the World Association of Chefs Societies (WORLDCHEFS). Read news story

Young people will soon have more choice when selecting their 14 -19 educational options after 95 new City & Guilds Technical Qualifications at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 were approved by the Department for Education (DfE). Read news story

Employers in the dark about apprenticeship changes Read more

Are UK employers overly-optimistic about the impact of Brexit? Read more

City & Guilds and CCATF build strong foundations for construction industry Read more

Kirstie Donnelly comments on OFSTED annual report Read more

City & Guilds Group launch a new digital platform which allows chefs to be fully recognised for their experience gained whilst working. Read news story

Kirstie Donnelly, Managing Director of City & Guilds, comments on the Justice Secretary recent Reform of prison education announcement in the UK. Read news story

Changes-in-Parliament Read news story

City & Guilds partnered with social enterprise company, MyKindaFuture and the BBC to deliver this year’s City & Guilds Team Challenge competition to colleges, training providers and their learners, culminating in a finale day at the BBC Academy in Birmingham on Friday 8th July. Read news story

Learners and tutors triumph at skills Oscars Read more

Get the latest on the Apprenticeship levy and Funding Reforms: come to our Skills Funding Workshop on the 28th June at the City & Guilds Group office in London. Read news story

Craftsmanship can be taught in an FE setting and a business administrator has just as much right to apply the label of craftsman to themselves as a jewellery maker. Read news story

Kirstie Donnelly MBE comment on Coates Review on prison education Read blog post

See us at the FE Week Annual Apprenticeship Conference (AAC) this week. Read news story

Last year the Government presented us with their 2020 vision for apprenticeships - to deliver 3 million apprenticeship starts in England. Read news story

Book your place on Thursday 3 March, 2pm or Thursday 17 March, 5pm. Read news story

Young people will soon have more choice when selecting their 14 -19 educational options after 137 new City & Guilds Technical Qualifications at KS4 and KS5 were approved by the Department for Education (DfE). Read more

Lack of skills affects countries globally, according to a new report from the City & Guilds Group Read more

It’s time to tell teens the truth about careers says City & Guilds Read news story

68% of young people plan on university, but only 30% of jobs require a degree Read full research article

The City & Guilds Group responds to the Chancellor's Comprehensive Spending Review Read news story

A new awards programme by the City & Guilds Group means UK organisations will soon be able to receive national recognition. Read news story

South and City College, Balfour Beatty, and City & Guilds get together to celebrate first year as national TechBac Pioneer Read more

CBI delegates were challenged over the quality of apprenticeships. Read news story

Award winning elearning provider joins the City & Guilds Group Read more

Learners on a pioneering City & Guilds course helped the BBC to launch a national student team challenge across the UK. Read news story

Want to teleport into a TechBac? Read news story

Business backs UCAS style system for apprenticeships Read news story

The City & Guilds Group announces £7.5m investment in its social purpose Read more

City & Guilds Group CEO responds to ONS unemployment stats Read more

Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Managing Director of City & Guilds comments on Government's announcement. Read news story

Kirstie Donnelly MBE talks about the real problem behind unequal gender pay. Read blog post

Has the Great British Bake Off inspired you to bake? Hear from a professional baker whose skills have taken him around the world See full case study

Manchester tutor Andy Dennis honoured with an MBE See full case study

Latest ONS figures show youth employment is up, but overall employment is down Read news story

City & Guilds tees off new style apprenticeships Read news story

The City & Guilds Group has acquired Kineo South Africa Read news story

City & Guilds Group CEO comments on the Chancellor's summer Budget 2015 Read news story

The City & Guilds Group calls on George Osborne to support vocational education, following new research highlighting benefits to the economy Read news story

The majority of UK employees work whilst on leave, new ILM research shows Read news story

'It's different going to college as an adult. You see the end target so investing in your education is value for money because you know you won’t throw it away.' See full case study

Celebrating our 2015 Lion Awards Read news story

The City & Guilds TechBac® recognised as route to university Read news story

Take a survey about your summer plans for a chance to win an Amazon voucher Read news story

Jannike Ohsten, Digital Marketing Executive at Babington Group talks about their experiences of integrating digital technologies. Read news story

Chris Jones and Kirstie Donnelly respond to the 2015 Queen's Speech Read news story

CEO calls for better careers advice and quality training on back of NEET statistics Read news story

The winner of the 2015 Prince Philip Medal is announced Read more

Chris Jones responds to May ONS employment figures Read more

City & Guilds announces Medals for Excellence winners Read news story

As a sector we need to look at working together to uncover digital best practice, says City & Guilds UK MD. Read full research article

A case study focusing on Malaysia's Riam Institute of Technology See full case study

Find out what was discussed at the City & Guilds Group's Skills Debate in February. Read news story

How do we ensure apprenticeships deliver long-term benefits for individuals, employers and the country as a whole? Read news story

A case study focusing on two of City & Guilds leading centres in Trinidad and Tobago See full case study

Patrick Craven comment on IPPR upper secondary report Read news story

Kirstie Donnelly comments on Commons report on tourism Read news story

Charity brings relief to disaster victims one tree at a time Read more

Before trying to increase numbers, we have to define what actually qualifies as an apprenticeship Read blog post

A case study from our Touching the future campaign featuring three of the UK's leading Engineering Institutions See full case study

It's great to see cross-party consensus that careers advice must be improved in the UK, says Chief Executive Read blog post

At the start of National Apprenticeship Week City & Guilds urge Government to remember the needs of small businesses as they reform the apprenticeship system. Read news story

Apprenticeships must focus on quality, Chief Executive Chris Jones warns Read more

We have to think long-term when it comes to apprenticeships, says UK MD Read more

It may not be easy, but re-training later in life could lead to a happier future See full case study

Apprenticeships are changing. Our commitment to apprentices never will. Read news story

Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group, warns that skills shortage could cripple UK Read news story

As part of our focus on engineering, we would like you to meet Baduge Indrasiri from Kegalle in Sri Lanka who studies at The Skills College of Technology, Nugegoda. See full case study

A case study from our Touching the future campaign featuring Northumbria University See full case study

A case study from our Touching the future campaign featuring Sheffield Hallam University See full case study

A case study from our Touching the future campaign featuring University of Derby See full case study

Our latest research from Bill Lucas and Ellen Spencer on the future of apprenticeships. Read news story

Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group, comments on the latest UK unemployment statistics Read more

One of the largest accredited training programmes in the UK demonstrates commitment to vocational learning and customer excellence. See full case study

The Civil Service Operational Delivery Profession have launched a new apprenticeship scheme, offering young, talented people the opportunity to begin a rewarding career in the Operational Delivery Profession – the part of central and local government that helps to keep the country running. Read news story

After working with City & guilds Kineo, the RAF have been awarded and ‘Outstanding’ Grade 1 by Ofsted for their engineering apprenticeship programme. Read news story

Valentine’s Day marks February the month of love, we asked professionals how they got a job they adore. Read news story

The City & Guilds Group has acquired The Oxford Group, further strengthening its offer for global employers Read news story

Employers need to help build a pipeline of future employees by offering high-quality work placements, says CEO Read blog post

CEO Chris Jones calls for Government to think long-term about skills planning on the back of ONS unemployment stats Read news story

If politicians can't learn from past mistakes, they risk another three decades of going around in circles Read blog post

In 2012 George launched a training scheme called the George Supplier Academy, which has led to an increase in quality standards and a reduction in wastage of energy, materials and time. See full case study

What the Government's response on Apprenticeship Funding could mean for you Read news story

City & Guilds Group calls on all parties to back long-term solutions ahead of General Election Read news story

Meet the trainees who will one day make People's Choice Award trophies See full case study

Will recent changes in skills and employment help to make a long-term difference? Read blog post

City & Guilds reveals Santa's most in-demand skills of 2014 Read news story

City & Guilds responds to ONS unemployment figures Read more

What will reforms to apprenticeships mean for training providers? Read full research article

UK’s first 14-19 Career College to specialise in engineering opening in September 2015 Read more

The Princess Royal met wounded service personnel to see how achieving qualifications benefits them Read more

City & Guilds Alliance report examines the learning relationship between apprentices and employers Read news story

New careers company announcement is great, but how will it work in practice? Read news story

We we need to think long-term for sustainable growth in apprenticeships Read more

Karen Pontin discusses why principles of Total Quality Management are still so relevant in teaching and learning Read blog post

City & Guilds responds to the NAO's report on implementing the Simplification Plan Read more

Call for Government to work closely with education providers and businesses Read more

The only constant in further education is change, and we have the numbers to prove it Read more

City & Guilds responds to UKCES 'Growth Through People' report Read news story

Lily Biggs, an apprentice at River Cottage, talks about why she swapped engineering for cooking See full case study

City & Guilds responds to MP Tristram Hunt's announcement on increasing basic maths skills in the UK Read news story

Georgina Taylor talks about her experiences in the first month as an apprentice at City & Guilds Kineo See full case study

Almost 74,000 people attended this year’s Skills Show to explore future careers Read more

What advice are parents giving their children about getting a job? Read blog post

Our video looks at football coaching apprenticeships and how they can lead into a career in sport See full case study

Parents still want children to attend university, despite thinking vocational courses make people more employable Read more

We look at how an apprenticeship can be the springboard into a career in early years care and education See full case study

Our video takes a look at apprenticeships in land-based subjects See full case study

We explore the current state of careers advice and where it's heading in the future Read news story

Our video looks at the breadth of apprenticeships available with a surprising employer Read news story

Our infographic explores parents' concerns about their children's education and options Read full research article

Research shows that two-thirds of parents think the UK education system isn't preparing young people for work Read news story

Leading employers to shape the education and skills agenda Read news story

With university costs rising, Joshua Uwadiae used a Microsoft-backed apprenticeship to pursue his dream career in IT See full case study

Kirstie Donnelly talks about Maths and English reform and the need to raise achievement Read blog post

In pictures: how 30 years of policy changes has affected the skills education landscape Read full research article

Our report examines how changing government policies have affected the skills landscape Read news story

UK skills team took home three gold and six silver medals after competing in EuroSkills 2014 Read news story

City & Guilds has partnered with the Plain English Campaign to create an Education Jargon Buster as it launches TechBac Read news story

Kirstie talks about the importance of understanding employer needs when developing courses for young people Read blog post

Last year, Jack Woodward started a year-long apprenticeship at Google instead of going to university. Now, he’s a full-time employee See full case study

How organisations can and should embrace and encourage challengers Read blog post

Kirstie explains why it’s so important for tutors to share ideas and learn from each other Read blog post

Several City & Guilds apprentices will represent the UK at EuroSkills Lille 2014 Read news story

Kirstie Donnelly responds to Ofsted's Further Education and Skills annual lecture Read blog post

The UK ranked no.9 World Economic Forum report. What can we do to become no.1? Read blog post

Read our response to the BIS Committee’s Adult Literacy and Numeracy Report Read news story

Chief Executive Chris Jones responds to World Economic Forum report Read more

Learners at South & City College talk about why vocational is the best route for them See full case study

We must make sure that reforms lead to greater take up of apprenticeships, says Chief Executive Read full research article

How City & Guilds is helping to transform the lives of thousands of young people in India See full case study

Parents advise their kids not to follow in their footsteps after GCSEs and A-levels Read full research article

As young people prepare to open their GCSE and A-level results, we look at the range of educational options available to them Read full research article

Government in Wales unveils new qualifications system from 2015 Read more

In our video, presenter Joe Sugg visits River Cottage to learn about getting started in a career working with food See full case study

'Good qualification and assessment design must put employer and learner needs centre stage,' says City & Guilds' Judith Norrington Read blog post

City & Guilds will support the UK's largest children's charity in helping young people gain employability skills Read news story

Patrick Raphael swapped bus driving for a barber shop - now he’s received a Medal for Excellence in a career that he adores Read full award story

Guide to policy and funding expectations for maths and English qualifications in England Read news story

Thoughts from the first Education Reform Summit Read blog post

By teaching the art of blacksmithing, Oldfield Forge Academy is offering new routes to learning. See full case study

How can you make sure your IQA process is vigorous and secure? Read blog post

Read how lesson observations helped a college win an award Read full award story

It's never too late to learn a new skill, says salesman who became jeweller See full case study

Tutors need better support and more funding as they get to grips with educational technology Read full research article

We explore attitudes to learning technology and barriers to its full usage in the FE sector Read full research article

City & Guilds will help in goal to get 400,000 students in vocation education by 2023 Read news story

How a positive tension structure holds together the elements of quality assurance in teaching and learning Read blog post

The Skills Funding Agency recently undertook a review of the maths and English qualifications for adult learners in England. Read news story

We visited Cambridge Regional College to learn what opportunities are open after taking a media make-up course See full case study

Young people need to learn entrepreneurial skills from a young age, says City & Guilds Read news story

Qualifications alone won't make you work-ready, City & Guilds warns Read news story

The UK’s first two Career Colleges for 14-19 year olds have been given the go-ahead to open their doors to students in September 2014 Read news story

Our ongoing conversation about the role of technology in teaching and learning Read blog post

Don't forget the unemployed young people, CEO Chris Jones warns Read news story

The world of skills celebrated outstanding achievement at our red carpet Lion Awards ceremony Read full award story

Find out what Jonathan Batten's been up to since he won a Lion Award last year See full case study

City & Guilds Kineo worked with the Civil Service to develop a suite of qualifications for the Operational Delivery Profession Read news story

City & Guilds responds to call for more apprenticeships in the Queen's Speech Read news story

City & Guilds announces strategic partnership with MyKindaCrowd to help create a talent pipeline Read news story

Kirstie Donnelly talks about why it's so important to explore disruptive technology in education Read blog post

Video: we visit Jaguar Land Rover to find out what it takes to get into an automotive career See full case study

Celebrating amazing learners and tutors to recognise their achievement Read full award story

Find out Barclays plans to help one million young people gain life skills Read news story

Hair and beauty students in the UK can now access online training materials to develop their skills Read news story

Learn how the innovative cookery school is tackling skills gaps through holistic teaching See full case study

Hear from apprentices Sam and Samantha about the River Cottage chef school See full case study

Chris Jones discusses the possible impact of Government changes to apprenticeship funding Read blog post

Dates for the squad selection ahead of WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015 have been announced Read full award story

HRH The Princess Royal recently awarded several tutors and learners during a ceremony Read full award story

Qualification consultant Karen Pontin talks about the importance of internal quality assurance Read blog post

Find out what philosophy drives the tutors and trainers at River Cottage's chef school See full case study

Schools play 'critical role' in preparing young people for next steps in education or a career Read blog post

We are working with the Ministry of Defence to provide a chance at a second career for thousands of soldiers leaving the army each year See full case study

APHC teams up with City & Guilds to deliver seminars about building regulations changes Read news story

City & Guilds has acquired the Mindset Limited software business Read news story

New Early Years Educator Technical Qualifications are approved Read news story

The UK’s largest independent seafood supplier launches accredited training courses See full case study

City & Guilds helps to secure funding for new Masters-level teaching programme in Scotland Read news story

New learning opportunities for Operational Delivery Professionals put the spotlight on excellent customer service Read news story

Qualification consultant Karen Pontin discusses the implications of removing the requirement for teaching qualifications Read blog post

City & Guilds writes to The Times about changes to meeting maths and English requirements in apprenticeships Read news story

New ‘Moonits’ to tackle anticipated skills gaps in intergalactic development Read news story

How Pizza Express' apprenticeship is preparing learners for the busy restaurant environment See full case study

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to attend skills discussion Read news story

Only one in ten new fathers take more than two weeks of parental leave, new research shows Read full research article

CEO Chris Jones responds to the 2014 Budget boost for apprenticeships Read blog post

Delegates from Canada recently visited the College of North West London. Read news story

Read CEO Chris Jones' response to the ONS analysis on young people Read blog post

Where can vocational education take you this year? Find out from The Skills Show. Read news story

Our new research reveals that men and women get different careers advice Read full research article

Our infographic shows how your gender affects the careers advice you receive Read full research article

Our infographic explores the hows and whys of taking up an apprenticeship in a step by step guide Read news story

Find out what City & Guilds is doing in its mission to help the FE sector become more digital Read full research article

Find out about the Think Out Loud Club, which helps the education industry make better use of technology Read news story

Why do we still tell young people you're more likely to get a job if you go to university? Read blog post

Young female City & Guilds apprentices are burning rubber in the automotive industry and encouraging others to follow suit Read news story

A new international partnership is bridging together a Turkish and an English City & Guilds college See full case study

Are young people getting the right careers advice from schools and parents? Read blog post

Schools and families wrongly assume academic routes always lead to greater success and fulfilment than vocational education Read full research article

City & Guilds endorses Barclays 'LifeSkills' Read news story

Kirstie Donnelly shares her thoughts on the Government's Tech Levels Read blog post

Stonemason Daniel Meek has come far since achieving his qualification - and is now cutting a plaque for the Queen's Summer House Read news story

Our infographic looks at how work experience can help tackle a skills shortage Read full research article

New research from City & Guilds reveals how work experience can boost employment chances Read full research article

New South Africa hairdressing qualifications Read news story

What makes young people tick at work? Our infographic explores the findings from City & Guilds Career Happiness Index 2013: Millennials Edition. Read full research article

Our research reveals that three quarters of young people demand skills-based training to achieve their ambitions Read full research article

Construction entrepreneur Steve Gelder talks about his journey from apprenticeship to MBE See full case study

Functional Skills qualifications make Maths and English learning meaningful using real-life examples Read news story

How City & Guilds’ craft qualifications are providing the right skills for a new ‘make-do’ generation Read news story

Aidan Sloane, Chief Executive of Springvale Learning talks about the importance of social inclusion and employment opportunities in Northern Ireland Read news story

Failure to address the confidence crisis among learners is critical in ensuring basic skills development Read news story

The first article in our series looks at the background and future of vocational pedagogy Read full research article

City & Guilds now has a dedicated office in New Zealand Read news story

Gurkhas are equipping themselves with City & Guilds qualifications in the calmer confines of the classroom See full case study

Opinion: Chris Jones shares his views on why the Government's Technical Baccalaureate Measure should be more ambitious Read blog post

Trainee barista becomes first person to receive a City & Guilds International Bursary in Taiwan See full case study

City & Guilds helps tram drivers with its Level 2 NVQ in Rail Services qualification. Read news story

Sri Lankan engineers can now take revamped UK Engineering Diplomas in Sri Lanka. Read news story

City & Guilds has acquired Kineo as part of its aim to be the world's leading workplace learning company. Read news story

India’s tourism industry has trebled in value over the past few years, creating a surge in demand for new recruits and training provision. See full case study

City & Guilds launches its Career Happiness Index 2012 Read full research article

Learning loans now available for those aged 24 and over. Read news story

City & Guilds is delighted to announce the new City & Guilds Principal Learning qualifications. Read news story

Chris Jones discusses how workplace training initiatives need to be suited to today’s employment trends Read blog post

City & Guilds has launched a series of mobile phone apps as part of its commitment to enhancing learners’ experiences. Read more

Chris Jones talks about the need for higher level progression options Read blog post

City & Guilds develop an English language programme in line with international standards. Read news story

How City & Guilds qualifications are helping people to stay warm in winter. Read news story

Opinion: Chris Jones discusses the need to give young people the Maths and English education they deserve. Read blog post

Apprentice of the Year Shauni chose a rail apprenticeship over university See full case study

Veolia's commitment to training in waste management See full case study

How Karen Montgomery identified and filled a gap in the hair and beauty market in Qatar See full case study

Young people inspiring with sport in South Africa See full case study

Completing her City & Guilds qualification in South Africa has given Stephanie life skills See full case study

Hannah's qualification helped her look after TV's animal stars. See full case study

How City & Guilds is helping B&Q give its employees a sense of career progression while improving customer service See full case study

Report shows career guidance misses vocational training Read full research article

Growing numbers of vocational learners across the globe Read full research article

City & Guilds acquires South African Assessment College Read news story

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Our Thinking

A collection of thought pieces and videos by Kirstie Donnelly and CEO Chris Jones as well as a host of other experts, on a range of topics from End Assessments to Commercialisation of Colleges...

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- Bryony Kingsland

City & Guilds: An overview of the new subcontracting rules
- Bryony Kingsland

Apprenticeships are changing - But how much do levy paying employers know - Paula Gibson

City & Guilds: Apprenticeship levy guidance for employer providers - Bryony Kingsland

Skills Shortage Nation - Findings and recommendations - Kirstie Donnelly               

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2017 – The Apprenticeship levy, the Industrial Strategy and beyond
- Kirstie Donnelly

City & Guilds: Apprenticeships - How to engage with and support SMEs
- Paula Gibson