Professional Recognition Awards (9200)

Professional Development

We are an Approved Centre for the City & Guilds Professional Recognition Awards (9200-01 Level 4 Licentiate) however, please note that if you are an individual seeking these qualifications, we may not be the correct centre for you as we are setup to deliver these to groups of delegates from within organisations rather than directly to individuals.


See also: How to gain a Professional Recognition Award


The Professional Recognition Awards have been developed for those at the highest professional levels within their chosen careers. The awards enable candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and skills within any sector or role. They can also help candidates working towards higher level qualifications.

Those achieving these awards will be granted an appropriate, internationally recognised post-nominal: LCGI, AfCGI, GCGI and MCGI.

Who are they aimed at?

These qualifications are ideal for those working at the highest professional levels in any role or sector and looking for an accredited qualification to provide recognition of their knowledge and skills. This is an incredibly flexible qualification.

The qualifications are designed for those who wish to gain recognition for the practical application of professional skills, knowledge and understanding in employment, offering an employment-based route to higher level qualifications.

General Information

  • Available in following countries England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Internationally
  • The Professional Recognition Awards exist at the following levels: Level 4, Level 5, Level 6 and Level 7 on the QCF (Qualifications Credit Framework).

How do we move forward?

For Businesses, Organisations and Companies

If your business, organisation or company is seeking to implement the Professional Recognition Awards, please use our Contact Form and Information to get in touch. We will discuss with you your specific requirements and make recommendations to deliver an effective programme to these qualifications.

For Individuals

As already mentioned, if you are an individual seeking to gain this qualification, we are probably not the centre for you. To find a local City & Guilds  Approved Centre near to you, follow the link below and on the page regarding General Information, there is a space for you to enter in your Postcode and search for a centre nearer to you. Please note that we have no control over the content and functionality of the City & Guilds website.

How do you achieve a Professional Recognition Award?

Which ever of the qualifications you work towards, you will need to provide evidence that meets (satisfies) that requirements of the standards. This evidence can be in the form of recognised prior learning (RPL), i.e. current certificates and qualifications however, our experience is that these rarely meet the whole standard and there may still be gaps in the evidence that needs to be provided. This may be satisfied in the production of candidate reports, assignment, witness testimony, etc. to support the gaps, the guidance on what is needed should be provided by your allocated assessor.

The information below is taken from the Centre 9200 Qualifications Handbook  produced by City & Guilds.

At Level 4 (Licentiate), the candidate would typically:

  • have first line responsibility for managing day to day activities
  • manage resources in own area of responsibility
  • constructively work with others to develop and maintain good working relationships
  • develop and maintain good customer relationships
  • identify and access opportunities for professional development
  • be able to apply professional standards in own area of responsibility
  • communicate effectively and manage information in line with organisational and legal requirements
  • consistently meet aims and objectives
  • exercise autonomy and judgement in work role
  • consider the views and perspectives of others in decision making
  • address problems that are well-defined but non-routine

At Level 5 (Affiliateship), the candidate would typically:

  • have line management responsibilities
  • anticipate, plan and lead change
  • manage resources
  • constructively work with others to develop and maintain good working relationships
  • set direction and inspire others to work together to achieve challenging outcomes
  • generate creative ideas to inform best practice and continual improvement
  • monitor compliance with professional standards*
  • implement an effective communication strategy
  • develop and maintain good customer relationships to support the customer focussed culture of
    the organisation
  • analyse, identify and access professional development
  • address problems that are well-defined but complex and non- routine
  • exercising autonomy and judgement in decision making which takes into account the views and
    perspectives of others

At Level 6 (Graduateship), the candidate would typically:

  • have senior management responsibilities
  • take responsibility for achieving organisational objectives
  • take responsibility for managing a programme of substantial change or development
  • identify and manage resources to meet organisational objectives
  • take responsibility for motivating, delegating and empowering others
  • promote innovation and generate ideas for improvement
  • take responsibility for promoting, monitoring and maintaining compliance to professional
    standards*
  • establish, lead and maintaining effective communication
  • develop and implement standards for customer service
  • evaluate the impact of professional development on self and the organisation
  • address problems that are complex and non-routine
  • use autonomy to make judgements, demonstrating an ability to understand different perspectives,
    approaches and schools of thought

At Level 7 (Membership), the candidate would typically:

  • have strategic leadership responsibilities
  • articulate a vision for the future of the organisation or own area of responsibility
  • take responsibility for leading the organisation or own area of responsibility through complex
    change
  • have an in depth understanding of resources and manage them to meet organisational objectives
  • establish a culture of mutual support and cohesion which values the contribution of others
    and recognises success
  • promote innovation and generate ideas for improvement
  • establishing an environment and culture that assures and promotes compliance with
    professional standards*
  • develop a communication strategy for the organisation or own area of responsibility
  • represent the organisation to communicate on matters of importance and sensitivity and
    establish robust methods for managing information.
  • establish a strategy for putting the customer at the centre of the organisation or own area of
    responsibility
  • champion professional development within the organisation

* Professional standards include but are not limited to legislation, policies and procedures for health, safety and security, equality and diversity, management of information, professional codes of conduct and other organisational policy and procedure