About the Professional Recognition Awards
The awards are offered in industrial, business and professional fields and once achieved will lead to entitle the holders to use the appropriate designatory post-nominal letters for the City & Guilds and are entitled to wear the approved gown, hood and cap. Further information about the ceremonies can be obtained from your local City & Guilds office. For individual contexts please consult the Walled Garden/Online Catalogue.
What are Professional Recognition Awards
The Professional Recognition Awards are a vocational route to higher level professional recognition and are:
• Comprehensive the awards are offered in commercial and professional fields. There are no practical limitations on the areas of employment to which they may be related.
• Progressive there is a clear line of progression through from Level 4 to Level 7 through the standards.
• Accessible the awards are open to any candidate who meets the requirements and the standards.
• Competence-based the awards recognise the practical application of professional skills, knowledge and understanding in employment. They offer an employment-based route to higher level qualifications.
The levels of Professional Recognition Awards
Successful achievement of an award will attest to the candidate’s ability to operate at the standards contained and also lead to the conferral of City & Guilds awards:
Licentiateship (LCGI) Level 4
Affiliateship (AfCGI) Level 5
Graduateship (GCGI) Level 6
Membership (MCGI) Level 7
The benefits of Professional Recognition Awards
Whether your organisation is an employer, education institution, professional or other organisation there are many benefits to be gained through an association with the City & Guilds Professional Recognition Awards. Centre status will assist your organisation both internally and externally; through supporting and promoting staff in their training and development programmes and in developing closer links with other organisations who have a similar commitment to employment related education and training.
Through the Professional Recognition Awards, organisations may:
• certify achievement at work in a wide range of vocational fields
• promote recruitment and retention of employees
• support staff development schemes
• support in-company staff development schemes
• extend opportunities for those seeking professional development
• encourage continued learning and development
• derive explicit recognition of transferable skills
• recognise assessed training and industry based projects
• generate evidence for IIP status
• provide a basis for CPD across the organisation
Please contact us for further information and qualification handbook.