Established in 1962 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince Philip Medal champions the journey progression between training and achieving outstanding career success.
It is awarded to an individual who has displayed outstanding achievement in their career, or who has demonstrated excellence in their workplace. In HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's own words, recipients must have 'walked the City & Guilds path' by starting, or furthering their career with City & Guilds qualifications.
One Prince Philip Medal is awarded annually. Runners-up receive the Highly Commended Certificate.
Candidates are nominated internally by City & Guilds stakeholders. The selection process is also internal.
The President's Award was first presented in 2003 in recognition of the Duke of Edinburgh’s 50 years as President of The City and Guilds of London Institute. It honours tutors who have excelled in delivering City & Guilds qualifications.
The President’s Award cannot be applied for – the recipient of the annual award is chosen from a shortlist by HRH The Princess Royal, the current President of The City and Guilds of London Institute.
This shortlist of candidates is compiled purely from the highest scoring tutors from a different award scheme – Medals for Excellence.
Medals for Excellence
Medals for Excellence is an integral part of the City & Guilds Group Awards Programmes. It honours excellence in learning and tutoring, and its recipients are then shortlisted for consideration in number of other awards – including the President’s Award.
Although the President’s Award cannot be applied for, training centres can nominate directly for Medals for Excellence.
Find out more about Medals for Excellence, including how to nominate.
A number of the Livery Companies of the City of London present prizes to recognise and reward learners and tutors who have excelled while working towards one of our qualifications.
In 2012, the Livery Company Awards became part of the Palace Awards ceremony.
As with the other awards, the Livery Company prizes cannot be applied for. Recipients are selected through either of two routes:
- Selection: outstanding learners and tutors are selected by each participating Livery Company from within their particular craft or industry
- Shortlist: a shortlist of candidates is compiled for each Livery Company from Medals for Excellence recipients. Candidates have studied, or delivered, a qualification relevant to the awarding Livery Company. The Livery Companies use these shortlists to choose their award recipients.