Our heritage makes us uniquely positioned to anticipate the future of work and learning.
The City and Guilds of London Institute was founded by the City of London and 16 livery companies (the Guilds) in 1878 and granted a Royal Charter in 1900. A registered charity, the Institute remains the awarding body for City & Guilds and ILM qualifications.
We’re proud of our past and excited for our future.
Click on the arrows to see how far we've come since 1878.
Our Chair of Trustees, Ann Limb DBE CBE FRSA DL, was made a dame in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to Young People and Philanthropy.
We are proud to say that as an organisation we are keeping to our strategy by strengthening our direct delivery offer and extending our reach in the electrical engineering market.
In recognition of their shared commitment to the preservation of heritage craft skills, City & Guilds and The Prince’s Foundation announced a new partnership which will see students on a variety of the charity’s training courses receive internationally recognised qualifications accredited by the global leader in skills development.
Kirstie Donnelly MBE, previously the Managing Director of the Skills Credentialing businesses City & Guilds and ILM, became Group Chief Executive.
Intertrain, one of the UK’s leading training providers for railway infrastructure, joined the Group's technical training business.
The City & Guilds Foundation launched to help amplify the activity we do across the Group, through high impact social investment, recognition and advocacy programmes.
A dedicated workforce risk management and online compliance training provider, based in Australia.
A digital credentialing organisation that recognises individuals' competencies and supports employers in finding talent for their businesses.
An award created to highlight the positive impact that training and skills development can have on business performance for UK businesses of all sizes and sectors. Find out more on the Princess Royal Training Awards website.
Providing management training, leadership development, and executive coaching across the globe to businesses, blue-chip companies, and the public sector.
The Skills Development Fund is a £5m investment in projects which transform individuals and communities through developing skills. You can read more about this initiative and the projects invested in on the Group website.
Launch of TechBac®, a new approach to skills-based education for 14-19 year olds that’s been designed to bridge the gap between education and employment.
Kineo Pacific, based in New Zealand, joined the Group and became part of Kineo.
Kineo helped over 200 world leading businesses across the globe to improve their performance through learning and technology.
We helped to create the UK’s biggest skills and career event and became the premier sponsor.
Learning Assistant, a market-leading e-portfolio system designed to transform the vocational education management process, joined the Group and became part of City & Guilds.
We partnered with Manipal Global Education to create Manipal City & Guilds in India. We’ve also partnered with the Manipal Foundation to train at least 63,000 people in construction, hospitality and retail in India over a 10-year period, with an aim to get 70% of learners into employment.
Following the merger of the National Examination Board for Supervision and Management (NEBS Management) and Institute for Supervision and Management (ISM).
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh became our new President. Every year our Royal President presents this prestigious prize at Buckingham Palace to outstanding individuals who have travelled The City and Guilds of London Institute Path.
We’ve awarded 15,000 medals to outstanding learners and tutors since we launched our programme.
The City and Guilds of London Institute founded by the Corporation of the City of London and 16 livery companies (the Guilds).