City & Guilds

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 sections below.

Dates and locations

Please visit the City & Guilds West Africa Website for information on registration and examination dates.

Registration, payment and results

Registration and payment are done directly with City & Guilds. Please contact the City & Guilds Representative for Nigeria, Adesola Eghagha, on for registration information. Your results will also be sent to you directly by City & Guilds.

Contact us

Please visit the City & Guilds website or contact the City & Guilds Representative for Nigeria, Adesola Eghagha, on for more information.


The British Council and the examining boards take all reasonable steps to provide continuity of service. We are 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.