City & Guilds awarded contract to deliver Construction T Level qualifications

02 October 2019
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We have been awarded the contract to deliver two T Level qualifications under the Construction route: in Building Services Engineering and On-Site Construction.

Close the Gap

26 September 2019
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Proposing a map for UK Technical and Skills Education to 2024 and beyond.

City & Guilds funding update

22 August 2019
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Guidelines have been released for centres delivering pre-existing nested qualifications.

City & Guilds funding update

29 July 2019
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The Department for Education (DfE) and Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) recently announced their plans to remove funding from several of our pre-existing legacy qualifications.

City & Guilds Group response to the Department for Education’s review of Post-16 qualifications at level 3

24 July 2019
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Qualifications at every level have value. They are able to transform lives – from the offender who is able to achieve his or her first entry level qualification and break the cycle...

New qualification checking system launched by ECS and City & Guilds

04 April 2019
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A specially-designed computer programme that allows qualifications to be automatically verified during an ECS card application has been developed by the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme and City & Guilds.

Our annual price review will be effective from 1st September

20 March 2019
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City & Guilds and ILM continue to work hard to ensure our customers get the best value for money whilst maintaining a business that can continue to invest in the Vocational Education sector. To support that, we’re busy reviewing our prices for the next academic year.

The languishing Levy pot: Accessing unspent apprenticeship funds

07 March 2019
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Almost two years after the apprenticeship levy was implemented, apprenticeship start figures continue to decline in overall terms and questions remain around the ways in which the funds collected by the Government are being spent.

Maximising Apprenticeships in Wales

30 January 2019
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The ‘Maximising the Value of Apprenticeships to Wales’ report released in January offers fresh ideas and a new momentum to the debate about how Wales might provide an exemplary apprenticeships system.

Can your learners prove their compliance with standards and regulations in one click?

16 January 2019
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For the first time, an internationally recognised City & Guilds Certificate in 18th Edition Wiring Regulations is accompanied by a verifiable Digital Credential.

City & Guilds helps keep reoffenders locked out of prison

10 January 2019
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The Ministry of Justice has published an analysis which examines the reoffending behaviour of 5,768 people who registered for one of six City & Guilds courses whilst in prison.

City & Guilds Group calls for more flexibility in the apprenticeship system as numbers expected to drop again

18 June 2018
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Given the expected drop in new apprenticeship starts tomorrow, and the fact that around 90% of the levy remains unspent, the City & Guilds Group has called upon Government to listen to employers by allowing more flexibility in how the apprenticeship levy is spent. This is vital to ensure apprenticeships remain a viable skills solution for businesses.

Employers predict skills gaps and Brexit will stifle UK businesses

18 June 2018
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As the UK continues to navigate a period of uncertainty ahead of its exit from the European Union, new research published today by the City & Guilds Group and Emsi reveals that nine in 10 employers already struggle to recruit the skilled staff they need.

Employers and education providers voice serious concerns over T Level work placements

18 June 2018
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“Skills gaps and skills shortages are severely hampering UK productivity and T Levels have the potential to help solve these; providing young people with high-quality technical education to both improve their employability and create a better-skilled workforce."

TechFuture

11 June 2018
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Following its search for a new home for the Tech Partnership’s work in schools, the Tech Partnership today announces that a City & Guilds consortium is taking over the TechFuture programme, ensuring a bright future for the portfolio of TechFuture Classroom, TechFuture Girls, TechFuture Badges and TechFuture Ambassadors.

The apprenticeship levy: a solution for UK skills shortages

14 March 2018
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While employers continue to have reservations about the way apprenticeships are funded, a new piece of research by City and Guilds and accounting firm Grant Thornton suggests that they are starting to get to grips with apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships remain crucial to the future of the UK construction industry

14 March 2018
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How can employers take matters into their own hands and start using apprenticeships to ensure they’ve got a workforce in place to shape the future of the industry?

Don't write apprenticeships off. They haven't even got started yet

14 March 2018
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With so much negative discussion, questions have understandably been raised about the future of apprenticeships in the UK. The good news is that despite what the headlines say it seems like good progress has been made in the first year.

Getting to grips with the Apprenticeship Levy

14 March 2018
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I would ask for caution before people start writing the levy off as a failure. Any new system needs time to bed in – especially one with such significant changes involved.

My challenging journey to an apprenticeship

14 March 2018
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I left school, still needing to convince my parents an apprenticeship was a good idea.

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