International Vocational Qualifications (IVQs)
City & Guilds is the UK’s leading awarding body for International Vocational Qualifications (IVQs) that are designed specifically for the international marketplace.
There are two types of City & Guild qualifications – ‘Craft’ and ‘Technician’, and they are available at three levels: Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma. City & Guilds also offer General Vocational Qualifications (GVQs). These awards were developed for the UK market but can be appropriate for overseas customers too.
To find out more about the types of City & Guilds qualifications available, and for additional resources for students, teachers, employers and governments, please visit the City & Guilds website. For information about taking a City & Guilds exam with the British Council, please read through the questions and answers below.
- When and where can I sit my exams?
- How do I register?
- When will I receive my results?
- How do I pay?
- What is the refunds policy?
- What must I bring to the exam?
- I need more information
Dates and locations
Please visit the City & Guilds West Africa Website for information on registration and examination dates.
Registration is done directly with City & Guild. Please contact the City & Guilds Representative for West Africa, Patricia Oppong, on firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information.
Your result will be sent to you from City & Guilds. For further information, please contact the City & Guilds Representative for West Africa, Patricia Oppong, on email@example.com
Exam payments are made directly to City & Guilds.
Please refer to our Examinations Refund Policy.
At the exam
Please bring the following with you to your exam session:
- Identification such as a valid international passport or national ID card.
- City & Guilds Exam Notice
- Pens, pencils in a CLEAR bag
- Basic calculator
- No electronic devices. e.g. mobile phone, etc
The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We feel sure you will understand, however, that we cannot be held responsible for any interruptions caused by circumstances beyond our control. If examinations or their results are disrupted, cancelled or delayed, every effort will be made to resume normal service as soon as possible. The British Council’s liability will be limited to the refund of the registration fee or retesting at a later date.
Fees: All fees are valid for the current registration period only and are subject to change. Please check the relevant web pages for the latest fees before registering for the next session of exams.