The City and Guilds of London Institute is a global leader in skills development that works with governments, businesses, and education centers to develop technical education curricula that help people achieve their potential through work-based learning.
The City and Guilds of London Institute is an educational organisation in the United Kingdom. Founded on 11 November 1878 by the City of London and 16 livery companies – to develop a national system of technical education, the Institute has been operating under Royal Charter (RC117), granted by Queen Victoria, since 1900. The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, was appointed the first President of the Institute.
At City & Guilds we believe in the power of skills to build successful careers, businesses, and economies.
Together with ILM, Kineo, The Oxford Group, Digitalme and Gen2 we are able to provide a broad and imaginative range of products and services that help people achieve their potential through work-based learning.
As workplaces evolve, so do we. We anticipate the changing needs of people and organisations, embrace technology and new approaches to learning, and work with like-minded partners to develop the skills that industries demand across the world.
That's why for 140 years, all of our products and services have been designed to recognise vital workplace skills, from work relevant qualifications to apprenticeships through to accreditation and assessments.
The Group's purpose is the same today as it was 140 years ago - to help people, organisations, and economies develop their skills for growth.