About our City & Guilds qualifications

Find out about our City & Guilds qualifications

What are they and what will I learn?

The City & Guilds Professional Recognition Awards in Leadership and Management (PRAs) are regulated qualifications which represent a vocational route to higher education.

They don’t involve new learning and you won’t have to attend a course. Instead you must show City & Guilds that you have sufficient experience of leadership and management to justify your award.

In addition to gaining a formal qualification, completing a PRA will also entitle you to use the appropriate post-nominal letters for the City and Guilds of London Institute.

CVQO offers four levels of Professional Recognition Awards appropriate to different levels of responsibility.
  • City & Guilds Level 4: Candidates with supervisory experience
  • City & Guilds Level 5: Candidates with line management experience
  • City & Guilds Level 6: Candidates with middle of senior management responsibilities
  • City & Guilds Level 7: Candidates with strategic leadership responsibilities

My experience gained as a Contingent Commander in the CCF will not always be understood by a potential employer but a Level 7 qualification from City & Guilds via CVQO will be universally understood and valued.

I firmly believe the qualifications offered by CVQO are the most valuable opportunities the cadet organisation provide to its adult volunteers.

Christopher Rondel