City & Guilds Award for Staff Development

The award aims to recognise contributions from across the whole range of staff working in further education. The assessors will be looking to reward innovative best practice that delivers identifiable results and benefits.  In particular they will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • Effective ways for encouraging and motivating staff
  • Schemes that allow and encourage personal and professional development
  • Effective and imaginative work to support staff development
  • Schemes that can demonstrate positive outcomes for teachers, other staff and students

About City & Guilds

City & Guilds is the UK’s leading vocational skills organisation offering a products and services supporting individuals to get into work, learn while at work and progress throughout their career

The City & Guilds Group comprises City & Guilds, the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), City & Guilds Kineo and City & Guilds International.  The Group offers a wide range of services including qualifications and accreditation, on line assessment and both printed and digital learning support.  

City & Guilds is committed to supporting the professional development of all staff working in further education: teachers, tutors, management, technical, support and administrative.  At a time of significant change for the education and development of teachers, City & Guilds is keen to recognise effective and imaginative work to support staff development across the breadth of the sector.

We recognise the role further education staff play in promoting and developing skills across a wide range of learners and we believe it is essential we share best practice within the sector.  Through this award we will showcase effective ways of encouraging and motivating staff and schemes that encourage and promote professional development.

We are proud to sponsor an award that shares our passion and commitment for excellence and innovation and recognises outstanding achievement.

The City & Guilds Award for Staff Development encourages applications from all colleges of further education who believe they can meet the criteria.