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  1. Nowadays City & Guilds continues as an examination board offering a large number of qualifications mapped onto the British National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The most common are the vocational qualifications, from Entry-level to Level 3.
    Entry-level qualifications are the real basics, for absolute beginners.
    Level 1 qualifications are introductory awards, covering basic tasks and knowledge.
    Level 2 is slightly more advanced, needing some knowledge of the subject area.
    Level 3 qualifications cover more complex tasks and also start the development of supervisory skills. In many professions, level 3 is the benchmark to be considered competent.
    These qualifications are now in the process of being mapped onto the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
    The range of qualifications cover the 'traditional' areas such as engineering, health and social care, hairdressing, automotive maintenance, construction, and catering, but also the more obscure such as sheep shearing, DJing, flower arranging and even door supervision.

  2. International English Qualifications
    We offer a range of International English Qualifications (IEQs) designed for those who want to boost their English language skills for their personal or professional development. These qualifications are internationally recognised by employers, educational institutions and professional bodies as providing proof of the skills and abilities they are looking for.
    Our IEQs offer maximum flexibility and give training providers the opportunity to design their learners' progression towards language and communication proficiency in the skills and areas that they need.

    Centres and candidates can choose exams from our three suites of qualifications:
    International ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
    Including International ESOL, International Spoken ESOL, ESOL for Young Learners and Spoken ESOL for Young Learners.
    International Business English
    Including English for Business Communications (EBC), Spoken English Test for Business (SETB) and English for Office Skills (EOS).
    International English Qualifications for Teachers
    Including Access Certificate in English (ACE).