City & Guilds

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About Us

What we do:
  • We design relevant vocational qualifications to be delivered through training providers, colleges and employers that help learners gain the skills employers’ value
  • Our qualifications are especially valued by employers because they are developed in conjunction with key industry bodies.
  • Our qualifications are designed for learners – they’re flexible and easy to balance with a working life.
City & Guilds is the biggest name in UK Vocational Education with 2 million learners working towards one of our qualifications every year.

Expertise in creating qualifications in the land-based sector
City & Guilds Land Based Services (formerly NPTC)is the UK's largest awarding body in the land-based sector - encompassing agriculture, horticulture, forestry, animal care, conservation, machinery and more.

Relevant qualifications at all levels
City & Guilds Land Based Services creates qualifications that reflect the industry's needs, working closely with Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for landbased training and education.

Many give workers vital licences to practice in their industry.

Supporting niche businesses
As well as creating and assessing mainstream qualifications, City & Guilds Land Based Services creates awards tailored to particular companies. This helps workers in niche businesses to achieve the level of qualification they deserve.

Customer Support

Working with Industry

A wide range of CoC qualifications in the land based sector
We offer qualifications across a range of levels, designed to suit all learning needs. The range is constantly expanding, some of which
meet regulatory requirements for Licence to Practise activities.
Our qualifications can lead directly to employment and offer learners the opportunity to develop their skills to a high standard recognised by industry experts. 


Recognised by Industry experts

All of our qualifications have been developed in consultation with industry experts and are certain to support the needs of today’s employers.

Assessment Schedule/Qualification Handbook
We offer high quality support materials for the learner. These have been developed and tested with Assessors and learners to support learner achievement.