If you would like to continue your learning and add to your current skills and development – the City and Guilds Professional recognition awards are the next step for you. The awards are offered in industrial, business and professional fields.

Successful learners will be awarded a City & Guilds Award in Professional Recognition at the appropriate level and you will be entitled to use the relevant post-nominal letters after your name.

What are the 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.

Typical expectations at level 4 

·   Have first line responsibility for managing day to day activities

·   Manage resources in own area of responsibility

·   Constructively work with others to develop and maintain good working relationships

·   Develop and maintain good customer relationships

·   Identify and access opportunities for professional development

·   Be able to apply professional standards* in own area of responsibility

·   Communicate effectively and manage information in line with organisational and legal requirements

·   Consistently meet aims and objectives

·   Exercise autonomy and judgement in work role

·   Consider the views and perspectives of others in decision making

·   Address problems that are well-defined but non-routine

Professional Recognition Award Standards

1.    Commitment to Professional Standards

2.    Communication and Information Management

3.    Leadership

4.    Professional Development

5.    Working with Others

6.    Managing Customer Relationships

Additional Guidance – Useful downloads and links 

·         Qualification Handbook

·         Factsheet

·         Example Evidence level 4 & 5

·         Example C.V Evidence

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