Topic: Work ready

City & Guilds statement on the announcement of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

09 April 2021
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It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke was appointed President of the City and Guilds of London Institute in 1952 and supported the work of the Institute for over 60 years.

Customer minimum spend threshold policy review

30 March 2021
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City & Guilds and ILM have an annual minimum spend threshold that is reviewed each year. As we entered the pandemic, and our industry adjusted to online learning and assessment, we took the decision to not apply our minimum spend requirement between September 2019 and August 2020.

Digital Switch: City & Guilds launches course to help people change careers to UK’s thriving digital industry

22 March 2021
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City & Guilds Group has launched a brand new course to help people that work in industries impacted by Covid-19 - especially younger generations whose job prospects have been affected the most - to understand the skills needed for a new career in digital.

Annual Apprenticeships Conference 2021 – join us for this year’s virtual event

10 March 2021
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We are delighted to be the headline partner once again for this year’s Annual Apprenticeship Conference.

In the driving seat for EPA success

16 December 2020
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West Suffolk College discuss their journey on moving from apprenticeship frameworks to standards.

Learning during change

15 December 2020
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Looking back on the year we have learnt so much. I would like to share some of our keys thoughts and insights with you as we forward to a new year

City & Guilds opens temporary Functional Skills assessment centres

14 December 2020
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Learners will be supported with discounted coach travel from National Express

Engineering and the Green Economy Webinar: Follow up report

30 November 2020
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With unique insights from industry our guests' explained how companies, jobs and workplaces are evolving

Funding withdrawal update for Post-16 qualifications

05 November 2020
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ESFA are removing public funding from a number of qualifications that have had no take up over the last 3 years through the ESFA funding route.

Important updates for Functional Skills and End-Point Assessment

15 October 2020
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On 14 October 2020 it was confirmed that extensions to Legacy Functional Skills would be put in place to 31 July 2021. The temporary suspension of the rule requiring level 2 apprentices to study towards, and attempt, level 2 functional skills exams to 31 March 2021 was also confirmed.

City & Guilds introduce a new digital learning solution: Portfolio Plus

14 October 2020
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City & Guilds has launched Portfolio Plus – a new digital learning solution to support remote AEB delivery.

City & Guilds appoints Anthony Impey MBE as Chair of its Industry Skills Board

24 September 2020
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City & Guilds has appointed Anthony Impey MBE as the new Chair of its Industry Skills Board (ISB).

City & Guilds and EAL win contract to deliver all three routes in engineering and manufacturing

14 September 2020
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City & Guilds in collaboration with specialist engineering awarding organisation EAL, were awarded the contracts to deliver three engineering and manufacturing T Levels, following a tender process.

Helping apprentices achieve EPA success during Covid-19

14 September 2020
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Poole based private training provider Locomotivation Training have been on a digitalisation drive since 2017. They spoke to us on how they supported their apprentices over the summer through whilst working remotely.

City & Guilds joins forces with FutureLearn to help unemployed into new careers

08 September 2020
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City & Guilds has partnered with the leading social learning platform FutureLearn, to turn the tide on unemployment in the UK and help individuals who work in industries impacted by Covid-19 to reskill and switch careers into growing industries or those facing labour shortages.

Updated 28 August - DfE, FAB and Ofqual joint statement on reissued results

28 August 2020
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We want to say congratulations to everyone who received their vocational and technical qualifications results this month. You should all be very proud of your achievements and looking forward to taking your next steps.

Update 24 August, 2020 – Joint statement from Department for Education, Ofqual and FAB

24 August 2020
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Important information regarding vocational results

Our annual price review will be effective from 1st September

25 June 2020
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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.

Guidance and advice regarding coronavirus

13 March 2020
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Important announcement regarding coronavirus

Exeter College

05 March 2020
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The City of Exeter is only 1 of 7 cities in the UK to increase their apprenticeship starts between 2015/2016 and 2017/18.

The Maths and English T Levels opportunity

21 February 2020
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With only a few months to go until the first T Levels are delivered and become a new technical alternative for 16-18 year olds, there are still concerns about the implementation of the new two-year programme.

City & Guilds wins £12m project in Jamaica

06 December 2019
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City & Guilds have just won a £12m(GBP) contract to deliver a number of different qualifications in Jamaica over a 10 year period.

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 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."

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.

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.

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