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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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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 control and demonstrate decisive but informed leadership...

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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, iFate have now approved the new version of the Team Leader assessment plan. We're delighted to inform you that the registrations for version 2 of the new Team Leader assessment plan are now open on Walled Garden. Register onto our new Team Leader assessment plan is more streamlined, focused and fit for purpose.

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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 worth sharing with you some of the great practice we have seen and also challenges we have experienced along with some guidance to help your apprentices pass first time...

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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 of City & Guilds and ILM qualifications, in particular upcoming exams and assessments.

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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, the growth of AI in the workplace, an aging population and the challenges posed by Brexit, re-skilling and upskilling is high on the agenda for Scottish employers and policy makers.

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24 Feb 2020

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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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Leadership requires a wide variety of skills, some of which can only be mastered on the job

16 Sep 2019

Degree apprenticeships are an opportunity to develop your future leaders – and at the end, you’ll have skilled and motivated individuals who are excited to continue their career in your organisation.

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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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What is the perfect age for an apprenticeship? Barclays says every age

06 July 2018

Barclays is championing apprenticeships – of all sorts and for everyone. With four main apprenticeship pathways, open to people of different ages and from different backgrounds, the organisation is setting an example to us all.

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Fundamental skills to manage workplace mental health

14 May 2018

The modern workplace is changing exponentially, and facing a growing range of challenges that can impact on the ability of talented individuals to give their best at work.

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Curating positive leadership skills

07 May 2018

Why is it that a positive and successful company culture can be so elusive and hard to achieve? How do some organisations get it so right, and others get it so wrong?

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