City & Guilds


What is an Assessor

To support our robust quality requirements City & Guilds Certificates of Competence Assessors  must have relevant industrial experience and hold the qualification they plan to assess. They need to maintain a CPD file and have an appropriate first aid qualification.

Independent Assessment
To qualify as an Independent Assessor, there are a variety of training courses throughout the year; see the website for an application form, dates and fees. Successful Assessors will achieve a City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Assessment of Landbased Skills.

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This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to accurately assess competence in land based vocational skills. You will learn about the principles which underpin the assessment of land based vocational skills, together with quality assurance.

Integrated Assessment
To join our professional team of specialists as an Integrated Trainer/ Assessor, you will need the same pre-requisites as the Independent Assessor. We have training courses throughout the year; or we can train a group of learners at your centre.

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This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to train land based vocational skills. You will learn about health, safety, welfare and identification of specific learner needs to enable reasonable adjustments to be made.

Our qualified Independent Assessors and Integrated Trainers/Assessors carry an ID card and are listed on the City & Guilds Approved Certificate of Competence Assessor Database. 

To request more details please email


Working with a Centre

City & Guilds work with a number of Centres throughout the country that register Learners and arrange assessments. Assessors are required to work through these Centres.  Your local centre will be able to give you advice on the range of qualifications and are the first point of contact if you are interested in becoming a City & Guilds Assessor. 

To find the nearest Centre offering your subject areas click on the Qualification tab, choose your subject area and qualification, then enter your post code in the "Find a Centre" box to obtain contact details.

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How to Become an Assessor for Certificates of Competence (Land Based)

If you are interested in becoming one of our Certificate of Competence Assessors you are initially required to contact your local Assessment Centre to establish if there is a requirement for Assessors in your subject and geographical area. It is our Centres that register the candidates,arrange the assessments and contact our Assessors directly for our practical assessments. They will be able to advise on local requirements for Assessors in their area. (Click on 'Centres' above)

City & Guilds requirement for Assessors is that they are competent and experienced in the relevant Land Based skills and capable of professionally and consistently applying national standards of performance that are recognised by the industry.

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Technical Evaluation

Technical Evaluation is defined as an assessment of technical skill and underpinning knowledge in a particular skill area to ensure that the quality of City & Guilds qualifications are met.

All potential Assessors must undergo a Technical Evaluation in their chosen qualifications in order to become an Assessor or once they become an Assessor, to add further qualifications to those they wish to assess

2018 - Please also find below the re-certification evaluation form for the upcoming Ground Based Chainsaw events. Please download one of these to ensure that you are informed as to the content and technical requirements of these events.  



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