New approval charge and price changes from 1 September 2024

As part of our annual pricing review, City & Guilds and ILM will be reducing the minimum spend level and introducing a new annual approval charge from the next academic year.

01 March 2024

How our pricing is changing

In response to customer feedback, and to better support our smaller customers, we will be reducing our minimum spend level and introducing an Annual Approval Charge from September 2024 – this will affect UK customers delivering City & Guilds or ILM qualifications. 

We continue to invest heavily in our products to provide quality qualifications supported by best-in-class digital platforms and resources and we are renowned for our customer service because of our people. We understand the value our customers put on having direct access to our technical experts, business managers, end-point assessment partners and customer service team – particularly when the qualification landscape is going through significant reform.

We review our fees and charges to ensure we remain fair and competitive while also allowing us to support our customers. Our customers see this support each time they pick-up the phone to us, attend a free-of-charge network meeting or workshop, use our guidance on funding, access our curriculum and delivery support, or attend our webinars – which are probably the widest range of free-to-join live webinars from any awarding organisation. 

Pricing review

Similarly to previous years, price increases will be in place from the new academic year, which means new prices will be effective from 1 September 2024. Price changes will start to be made available in Walled Garden in July, and all revised prices will be visible in Walled Garden in August.

If your centre is approved to deliver one of our qualifications in the UK, we will be sending an email in March to Heads of Centre with more information on the changes. If you have any questions in the meantime, please talk to your business manager or your contact in City & Guilds or ILM.