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Learner Information

What is a CoC?

A Certificate of Competence (CoC) is a short course that recognises a specific range of knowledge and skills, culminating in a certificated qualification. In some cases an identification card is provided.

Some of our qualifications are specified as a legal requirement for certain industries and are recognised as a Licence to Practise.

Examples include:

  • Safe use of Pesticides 
  • Safe use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control
  • Safe use of Sheep Dip
  • Transport of Animals by Road - Long and Short Journeys



Learner Privacy Policy

The City & Guilds Group is committed to data security and the fair and transparent processing of personal data. This privacy policy (Policy) sets out how members of the City & Guilds Group, including City & Guilds, treat learner personal data.

Please read this Policy carefully as it contains important information on who we are, how and why we collect, store, use and share your personal data, your rights in relation to your personal data, how to contact us, and how to contact supervisory authorities in the event that you would like to report a concern about the way in which we process your personal data.

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Replacement Certificates & ID Cards

Do you need a copy of your certificate and ID card?

Not a problem, contact us with your details and we can search our extensive database for your record. Click more to find out what to do.

Please note
You should receive your certificate and ID card within 25 working days of achieving your assessment. If you have not received it please contact your centre/training provider in the first instance.

If you request a certificate after this time there will be a charge for it and you will need to follow the process below.


The Learner Journey

What do our centres do?

City & Guilds Certificates of Competence are  delivered throughout the United Kingdom through a network of approved  Centres.  Some of these also offer Training.  Please contact your nearest centre for details.

We also have centres in the Republic of Ireland.

Your local  Centre will be able to:
•    Supply a qualification guidance document and registration form
•    Provide you with costs
•    Advise you on assessment fees for conducting the assessment
•    Link you up with organisations/colleges where training courses are available
•    Advise you on the arrangements for assessment, either at your place of work or a local testing centre

When all of your assessments have been completed, your local centre will forward the results to City & Guilds for certification.  This will take about four weeks from the time City & Guilds receive the paperwork.