Become a City & Guilds Tutor with Skills Academy

Skills Academy: Investing in trainers for the future. Inspiring futures, transforming lives, improving education.


What is Skills Academy?

At City & Guilds we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to train, re-train and keep training. That’s why we established our Skills Academy.

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Skills Academy: Investing in trainers for the future. 

Inspiring futures, transforming lives, improving education.

At City & Guilds we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to train, re-train and keep training. That’s why we established our Skills Academy.

With an unwavering commitment to excellence, and a deep understanding of industry needs, our Skills Academy:

  • Transforms individuals with practical work-based knowledge and experience, into impactful and influential educators
  • Supports the ongoing development and upskilling of current teachers through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, industry updates, and top teaching tips.

Teachers and educators play a vital role in providing skills development training to individuals – helping them into work, develop on the job, and move into the next job. Our Skills Academy supports both teachers and educators to continue to do this.

We encourage all members of the Skills Academy to actively participate in peer-to-peer conversations, supporting each other to educate our future workforce.

For professionals currently working in industry

Tailored for professionals in the Rail, Electrical, Engineering or Nuclear industries, our Skills Academy offers a seamless transition into a teaching role. Our comprehensive re-training programmes are not just accessible but also free* (*subject to successful application & interview).
Course Itinerary

Course Itinerary

For professionals currently working in industry, our classes are delivered over nine weeks and are broken down as follows:

  • Week 1: Induction, Soft Skills
  • Week 2 – 5: Professional Qualification
  • Week 6: Micro-Teaching Sessions
  • Week 7: Compliance Workshops
  • Week 8: E-Learning (Mandatory)
  • Week 9: Health & Safety

Upon completion of our nine-week programme, individuals will achieve the certificates they need to work at City & Guilds Training as a core part of our Education & Delivery team.


Professional Certificates

  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • Institution of Occupational Safety & Health – Managing Safely

Mandatory Training

  • Education & Training Foundation – Safeguarding in Further Education and Training
  • Future Learn – Prevent for Further Education and Training
  • Qualsafe Level 3 Award Emergency First Aid at Work (RCF)
  • IHasco – Manual Handling
  • IHasco – Fire Awareness
  • IHasco – Driver Awareness

In-house Training

  • City & Guilds – Equality and Diversity for Employees
  • City & Guilds – Data Protection at City & Guilds

Working as a City & Guilds Trainer

Once verified as a City & Guilds trainer, individuals will receive a unique opportunity – a guaranteed employment contract** (**subject to availability, achievement of attainment grades, & references).

And that’s not all. Those that successfully complete our nine-week programme will also benefit from access to a resource hub with up-to-date support and industry specific materials.

The resources available support continuous professional improvement, as well as the option to include some of the materials in lesson plans.

For practising teachers  

Our Skills Academy provides access to:  

  • A peer-to-peer network of like-minded colleagues, all of whom are committed to teaching the future workforce of Engineers, Electricians and Rail workers, 
  • Industry news helping teachers stay up to date with the latest developments, 
  • Best-practice in teaching methods,
  • Invitations to industry and education events throughout the year.

City & Guilds Training

Interested in Skills Academy?

Complete our quick, no obligation form to become a City & Guilds Tutor with Skills Academy.

Gatwick Video Tour


Mitre Court, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9JY

Our electrical training facilities at Mitre Court and Explorer 2 are just 2 minutes south of Gatwick Airport. They are comfortable, light and airy environments in which students can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.

Coventry Video Tour


Rowan House, Westwood Way, Coventry, West Mids, CV4 8HS

Our brand new Coventry electrical centre opened in July 2019 offering a full range of electrical courses for those based in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Northampton and all over the midlands region.

Warrington Video Tour


Unit B, The Beacons, Warrington Road, Birchwood, WA3 6WY

Our Northern electrical training facility is situated just off Junction 10 of the M62 at Birchwood Park and is very accessible from towns such as Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool and Chester.

Leeds Video Tour


Phoenix House, Hawthorn Park, Coal Road, Leeds, West Yorks, LS14 1PQ

Phoenix House has raised the bar for electrical training centres in the UK. It’s situated east of Leeds, just off of the M1 / A1. This makes it easily accessible from Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, Harrogate and all over Yorkshire.

London Video Tour

City of London

City & Guilds, 5-6 Giltspur Street, London, EC1A 9DE

Our centre in the City of London is based right next to the old bailey, Smithfield Market and St Barts Hospital. We currently only offer electrical courses for experienced electricians from Central London.

Doncaster Video Tour


Balby Court Business Campus Balby Carr Bank Doncaster, DN4 8DE

Specialising in rail, construction, health & safety and electrical training, our Doncaster facility is located just off the M18 making it an ideal location for learners across South Yorkshire.


Blackwood Road, Lillyhall, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4JJ

As one of our 3 engineering and nuclear training centres in Cumbria, our Workington training facility provides a comfortable, light and airy environment in which learners from across the region can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.


Kingmoor Park Unit F2 Kingmoor Park South Carlisle Cumbria CA6 4RD

Our Carlisle training facility provides a comfortable, light and airy environment in which learners from across the region can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.


Fairbairn Close, Purley, London CR8 2EJ

Our Purley training centre offers Safety Critical, Track Engineering, Small Plant, Signalling & Telecoms, Health & Safety, CITB and Electrical training for learners across South London.


Coleg y Cymoedd, Nantgarw Campus Parc Nantgarw, Heol Y Coleg Cardiff CF15 7QX

In partnership with Coleg y Cymoedd, our training centre in Nantgarw is located just 8 miles from Cardiff city centre and offers a comprehensive programme of open courses for learners in the surrounding areas.


Gen2 Furness Skills Centre Lightburn Trading Estate Ulverston Cumbria LA12 7NE

Centrally located in Lightburn Trading Estate, our Gen2 Furness Skills Centre offers a large range of training courses and workshops to learners across Cumbria.