Nominations Open – Medals For Excellence


City & Guilds is currently accepting nominations for their Medals For Excellence programme.  We are excited about this opportunity, where our students and staff can be recognized for their hard work.  Details of the programme are outlined below.   Please contact the Main office if you meet the criteria of this programme and would like to be nominated.


For over 100 years, we have run the annual City & Guilds Medals for Excellence programme to recognize success amongst our learners and tutors. This culminates in the Lion Awards – City & Guilds most prestigious awards ceremony – which acknowledges the best of the best.

Changes to the process.

This year City & Guilds is changing the way its international learners are recognized for a Medal for Excellence.  To align with the UK, International Centres will be invited to place nominations for learners that meet the Medals for Excellence criteria.  The nominations allow City & Guilds to capture the learner’s stories as they undertake their journey of progression, and to be judged alongside UK learners making the Medals for Excellence a truly global programme.

Who can you nominate?

We’re looking for inspirational individuals who have demonstrated exceptional talent and dedication to learning or teaching.  You can nominate one learner per qualification industry.  Nominees must have completed their City & Guilds course of studies between 1 August 2011 and 31 July 2012 and achieved a Distinction in one or more City & Guilds assessments.  A  new category this year also allows you to nominate one lecturer/trainer from your centre who has been actively delivering City & Guilds qualifications between 1 August 2011 and 31 July 2012.

Winners receive:

  • An engraved golden medal and commemorative certificate
  • Acknowledgement of their hard work and achievement, which can support their career progression
  • Automatic entry for the Lion Awards
  • If medal winners are shortlisted for a Lion Award category, they will receive an invitation to attend the Lion Awards at an iconic venue in London next June, all expenses paid

In recognition of your centre’s role, if your nominee is successful centre will receive:

  • A chance to win the Lion Award for Recognition of Centre Excellence
  • A certificate recognizing the high standard of training at your centre
  • A PR support kit to help you make the most of your nominee’s success amongst your local media
  • A reputation for being a centre of excellence in teaching

Why nominate?

Not enough recognition is given out for hard work these days, but we’re offering your centre the chance to change this and to make a difference in someone’s life.  You do not have to submit any nominations for your centre, the Medals for Excellence programme is optional participation, but just being nominated proves to learners and professionals that all they’ve worked for isn’t for nothing and that you believe in them.  Knowing that there’s support and encouragement behind you is one of the most important ingredients for success.

How to nominate?

Choose one deserving learner per industry sector, and one deserving lecturer/trainer from your centre that meets the Medals for Excellence criteria.  Complete on online nomination form for each nominee by 31 October 2012.  Only complete and correct applications submitted prior to the deadline will be accepted.

Learner nominees must have achieved a Distinction in at least one City & Guilds assessments.

For more information visit the Medals for Excellence webpage or the Medals for Excellence nomination website

As a leading vocational education organization, City & Guilds wants to inspire people to believe in themselves and unlock their potential.  We believe learning has no limits, and that’s why it’s important to celebrate outstanding achievement.

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