Delivering City & Guilds qualifications: Responding to regulatory changes in South Africa

We are contacting you to advise that, in response to external regulatory changes and our subsequent business review, we will no longer offer some of the qualifications that are currently delivered in South Africa.

We understand that this will be unexpected news for many centres and, therefore, have worked with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) to provide some guidelines to help our centres prepare their transition plan.

Remember: Although qualifications will be closing for new student enrolments, they will remain open for certification for students already enrolled.

What are my next steps?

30 November 2017

Contact QCTO

31 March 2018

Deadline for QCTO accreditation

31 March 2018

Last date for new City & Guilds enrolments*

29 March 2019

Last date for certification of
City & Guilds closing qualifications*

  • 30 November 2017
    Centres are advised to contact the QCTO to find out which national qualification(s) they are eligible to offer, as a replacement to the City & Guilds qualification(s) they currently deliver, and the process they need to go through to become accredited by the QCTO, if they are not yet accredited.
  • 31 March 2018
    Centres will need to be accredited by the QCTO to operate as a private training provider.
  • 31 March 2018
    Last date for new enrolments for our qualifications which are closing in South Africa*.
    After this date, no new learners can be enrolled, but learners already on the qualifications can still be certificated.
  • 30 November 2018
    Centres need to submit their application to the Department for Higher Education and Training (DHET) to be registered as a private provider.
  • 29 March 2019
    Last date for certification for our qualifications which are closing in South Africa*.

*If the dates published in Walled Garden are earlier than the dates outlined above, the Walled Garden dates will apply.

Find out which qualifications will be closing (PDF, 44KB) 

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