The City and Guilds of London Institute
As the UK’s leading vocational education
organisation, City & Guilds is pioneering
a talent revolution by inspiring people to unlock their potential
and develop their skills. Working with over 8500 centres and
training providers in 81 countries, we offer more than 500
qualifications across 28 industries and currently award around 1.9
million certificates every year. The City & Guilds Group
includes: the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), the
UK’s largest management body, combining industry-leading
qualifications and specialist member services; City & Guilds
Land Based Services, the UK’s biggest provider of land-based
qualifications and licences to practise; and the City & Guilds
Centre for Skills Development, working with researchers,
practitioners, employers and learners to improve the policy and
practice of vocational education and training worldwide.
affairs of City & Guilds are governed by its Council, members
of which may be ex officio, appointed by the Corporation of London
and certain livery companies, elected or co-opted. A smaller
Executive Committee, which meets four times a year, is made up of
Council members, and Executive Committee members are City &
Guilds’ charity trustees. City & Guilds’ Director-General is
responsible for the executive management of City & Guilds and
reports to the Executive Committee and Council. The
Director-General works through a Group Board of Directors, who are
full-time City & Guilds employees appointed by the Trustees,
representing directorates and other members of the City &
City & Guilds is a charity and has
been operating under Royal Charter since 1900. Our surplus is used
to develop qualifications and resources that are cutting-edge and
completely relevant to the ever-changing workplace. We pioneer the
most up-to-date delivery and assessment methods, furthering the
skills agenda in the UK and worldwide through profile-raising,
sponsorship and the initiation of innovative skills-based projects
and ventures. Our vision is to enable people and organisations to
develop their skills for personal and economic growth, creating a
more proficient and sustainable economy. By working together, we
can become the global benchmark for learner-centred skills
City & Guilds includes three
different Group members. These organisations are part of the City
& Guilds Group and run by our
Board of Directors.
- Kineo is the global learning technology company
recently acquired by City & Guilds.
- The Institute of Leadership & Management
(ILM) offers qualifications and carries out research into
leadership and management skills at all levels.
- City & Guilds Land Based
Services offers qualifications in agriculture forestry,
animal care and all other industries in the land-based sector.
Extra - our mission to collaborate with learning providers,
employers, industry bodies, policy makers and government agencies
to help ensure one million people start to shine and grow through
apprenticeships by Summer 2013.
- Learning Assistant is
an innovative, reliable and cost effective e-portfolio solution
that allows centres to realise many benefits including: improved
learner motivation, faster completions, better visibility and
reduced delivery costs.
- Assessment and Qualifications
Alliance (AQA) and City & Guilds joined forces to
offer the 14-19 Diplomas in September 2008. As the leading
providers of academic and vocational qualifications, we are the
ideal choice for consortia, schools and colleges looking to offer
the Diplomas.International Limited is a company (01894671) and a
registered charity (312832) in England & Wales firstname.lastname@example.org. VAT
City and Guilds Enterprises Limited is a company registered in
England & Wales, (05200334). VAT no. 788656455.
Screenhold Limited is a company registered in England & Wales
(2833063). VAT no. 629153142.
The registered office for the above companies is 1 Giltspur Street,
London, EC1A 9DD. If you're a centre with a query email us at
and if you're a learner with a query, email us