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New Level 7 Diploma for Senior Leaders has launched

01 September 2021

Our new Level 7 Diploma for Senior Leaders is designed for senior leaders seeking to develop as strategic leaders within an organisation and gain confidence...


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New Senior Leader EPA has launched

01 April 2021

As you may be aware an ongoing review of the standard and assessment plan for the Senior Leader apprenticeship, IfATE have now approved the latest version.


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Customer minimum spend threshold policy review

30 March 2021

City & Guilds and ILM have an annual minimum spend threshold that is reviewed each year. As we entered the pandemic, and our industry...


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New Operations / Departmental Manager assessment plan has launched

15 January 2021

As you may be aware an ongoing review of the assessment methodology of the Operations / Departmental Manager apprenticeship, IfATE have now...


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City & Guilds awarded contract to deliver a T Level in Business and Administration

05 October 2020

City & Guilds have been awarded the contract to deliver the T Level in Business and Administration: Management and Administration, following a tender process.


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New Team Leader assessment plan has launched

31 July 2020

As you may be aware an ongoing review of the assessment methodology of the Team Leader apprenticeship...


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Update – guidance and advice regarding coronavirus

13 March 2020

We appreciate that our centres may have queries or concerns as to how the current coronavirus outbreak may impact the delivery...


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Showcasing a portfolio of evidence through end-point assessment (EPA)

20 March 2019

Are you supporting your apprentices with a showcase portfolio for EPA? Read our briefing now and plan for success.


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ILM announces new collaboration with EMCC

20 Feb 2019

Connecting coaches: ILM, part of the City & Guilds Group, announces new collaboration with European Mentoring and Coaching Council UK.


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Blogs and articles

Young Leaders - preparing young people for University and the world of work

02 September 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic first took the globe by storm at the beginning of 2020, one of the hardest-hit sectors was undoubtedly the education sector.


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Closing Skills Gaps in Senior Leadership through Apprenticeships

11 August 2021

Studies conducted over the last 18 months have revealed that senior management levels lacked leadership the most during the COVID-19 pandemic...


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Leading the Lions to the final – what we can learn from Southgate’s leadership style

14 July 2021

This past weekend, so many of us have been served an intoxicating brew of delight mixed with disappointment, with England’s loss at the UEFA EURO 2020 final.


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Finding Real Returns With Coaching and Mentoring at St James’s Place Wealth Management

12 May 2021

St James’s Place Wealth Management (SJP) provides regulated financial advice to three quarters of a million clients in the UK, through a network of Partners...


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Coaching and Mentoring for better performance

25 February 2021

Research shows that more than 84% of employees believe Coaching should be implemented into every organisation's development program...


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Leading through challenging times

07 December 2020

Clearly 2020 has been an incredibly difficult time for many businesses thanks to COVID-19 and many businesses have fought for their very survival.


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CVQO and the ILM Award for Young Leaders

11 November 2020

ILM has been working with CVQO since 2017 to offer the ILM Young Leaders Award, a qualification designed to support young people in developing skills...


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Young Leaders

30 October 2020

What does the future look like for young leaders? The way we work has fundamentally changed, and we need to adapt both in terms of how our workplaces...


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Purpose driven leadership - identifying impactful leaders during Covid-19

16 September 2020

Covid-19 presented unprecedented challenges for organisations and institutions.  Leaders from businesses, unions and governments alike needed to take...


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EPA – Spotlight on Portfolios

07 April 2020

Having delivered over 10,000 EPAs now (across the City and Guilds Group) most of which include a portfolio of evidence within them, I thought it might be...


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Is Scotland prepared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

06 March 2020

As the Scottish Government leads the way to tackle social and economic challenges bought about by the fourth industrial revolution...


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Senior leaders risk lagging behind the rest of the UK workforce in training and development

10 Oct 2019

Senior leaders risk being left behind in the learning and development space, according to findings from new research by City & Guilds Group business, ILM.


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