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About the Lion Awards

As a world leader in global skills development, City & Guilds wants to inspire people to believe in themselves and unlock their potential. We believe learning has no limits, and that’s why it’s important to celebrate outstanding achievements.

For over 100 years, we have run the annual City & Guilds Medals for Excellence programme to recognise success amongst our learners and tutors. This year we have awarded over 85 Medals for Excellence both in the UK and internationally. If you're one of our Medallists, congratulations!

As well as being awarded with a medal, each medal winner is in the running to win one of our coveted Lion Award trophies. The Lion Awards event – City & Guilds' most prestigious awards ceremony – acknowledges the best of the best in a range of categories including our centres. Once the Medals have been awarded, our judging panel sits down to consider who they would like to nominate for a Lion Award. The winners will be announced at the Lion Awards event and will find themselves going home with their very own Lion Award trophy.