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Certain City and Guilds qualifications to require accompanying e-certificates

Published: August 25, 2021

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme will require applicants applying for a card with a City and Guilds qualification (issued from 1st April 2013 onwards) to submit their City and Guilds e-certificate, which is a City and Guilds certificate that must contain the certificate authentication code, as part of their application from 1st September 2021.

CSCS is committed to tackling the small percentage of cards being issued based on fraudulently-gained qualifications and the use of e-certificates and similar technologies allow for accurate and swift verification of these certificates.

City and Guilds e-certificates issued from 1st April 2013 onwards must include the following when being submitted to CSCS:

– Learner Name

– Full qualification title and level

– Date of achievement

– Certificate Authentication Code (see example below)

Applicants and employers can verify their City and Guilds qualification e-certificates by using the City and Guilds online MyCertis tool.

If you achieved your qualification after 1st April 2013 and do not have an e-certificate, please contact the City and Guilds Training Provider you completed your qualification with for further info.

If the Training Provider you completed your qualification with no longer exists, please contact City and Guilds directly.

Please contact City and Guilds using the details below.

Please note: CSCS is unable to provide any further direct advice or guidance on City and Guilds e-certificates.

Exemption from e-certificates

City and Guilds qualifications dated before 1st April 2013 did not include e-certificates and will be exempt of this requirement. Similarly, Craft and Advanced Craft certificates will also be exempt.