What we do

Global Skills Development Services

We know that many countries around the world are investing in vocational education to boost national productivity, address youth unemployment and increase the number of women in employment. It is no coincidence that governments and large organisations are increasingly approaching us to support their educational reforms.

We exist to help people develop the skills they need to progress into a job, on the job, and onto the next job. We do this in collaboration with education and training providers, employers and governments. We’re recognised as a leader in global skills development and we set the standard for professional and technical skills around the world.

The City & Guilds Group is made up of a portfolio of businesses that provide products and services right across the supply chain of vocational education. We've established a specialised team, to support government and large organisations to develop or reform their skills development systems.

 

 

In this section

Global Skills Development Services

Africa

Nigeria

The project:

We supported the Department for International Development (DfID) - funded Mafita project. to identify skills that would add value to the businesses of master craftsman in collaboration with Adam Smith International. Mafita is a six-year programme to increase economic opportunities for 68,000 marginalised youth in northern Nigeria, with a particular emphasis on women and adolescent girls.

The response:

We supported the selection of appropriate training institutions and brokered a partnership with the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE), to develop certification for apprenticeship training.

Services:

  • Assessment
  • Quality Assurance

Europe

Ireland

The project:

Supporting the long-term unemployed in Ireland to work

The response:

FÁS Training and Employment Authority, part of the ROI Department for Education and Skills embarked on an ambitious Labour Market activation programme - Momentum - to deliver education and training programmes to 6500 individuals. We developed an innovative programme that incorporated industry-aligned and relevant technical training based on their qualifications, employability and job readiness. Our work included internationally recognised certification, mentoring and coaching, work placement and employment support.

Services:

  • Supporting Qualification Delivery
  • Assessment
  • Quality Assurance

Middle East

Abu Dhabi

The project:

Development of National Occupational standards in Abu Dhabi

The response:

We were was commissioned by the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity council to produce 24 occupational standards for the construction, electrical, agricultural sectors and the heating, ventilating and air condition industries. These were developed with significant industry input throughout toi follow UAE best practice. The standards were delivered in both Arabic and English.

Services:

  • Designing Occupational Standards

South Asia

India

The project:

Providing technical assistance to support national skills development

The Response:

We've been involved in the EU-India skills development project as part of a consortium founded by the European commission. Our focus is on support the effective gathering of labour market information developing a national qualifications framework and building and improving capacity.

Service:

  • Supporting Qualification Delivery
  • Quality Assurance