The City & Guilds Centre for Skills
Development (CSD) is a not-for-profit, research and
development organisation for vocational education and
training. We are part of the City &
makers to influence and improve the policy and
practice of vocational education and training worldwide
through an evidence-based approach.
Our mission is:
To influence and improve the skills
policy and practice worldwide through an evidence-based
Our vision is that we envisage
a world in which all people can access the skills and learning
needed for economic and personal well-being. By supporting the
improvement of policy and practice in vocational education and
training, we can work towards making this vision a reality.
Our five principal aims are to:
- Advance knowledge through research and development.
- Build networks of expertise through partnerships in order to
create effective global vocational education and training
- Improve practice through the design and evaluation of high
quality vocational education and training and through delivery of
related programmes and projects.
- Encourage participation by fostering motivation and increasing
the recognition of skills.
- Promote skills and encourage the active engagement of industry
and commerce in shaping the use of skills and learning within and
beyond the workplace.
We value transparent, honest contact with our
partners and stakeholders, and consistency in our words and
actions. Our work is driven by collaboration and consultation with
the vocational skills community. At the heart of our business is
the belief that innovation and engagement are the keys to driving