I am being pestered to apply for a City & Guilds Award that I dont really know much about. I have had a gander on the C&G website but apart from the obvious (see below) I cant really find info that tells me how this award will work for me. Why should I part with another Â£80.00 for another certificate? If there is anyone out there who is up to speed with this stuff can you please take 5 mins to share your knowledge and explain this award, less the info I will "cut & paste" at the end of this. Cheers The info I could find was: .............................................................................. City & Guilds Senior Awards Valuing achievement Many people in industry, commerce and the public services have made a significant or outstanding contribution in their field. They may not, however, have qualifications that recognise their achievement. City & Guilds' Senior Awards structure offers a progressive, employment-based route to higher level qualifications. What levels are there? Licentiateship (LCGI) At the level of Master Craftsman in Europe and towards the level of National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 4. There are currently over 70 routes to the Licentiateship. Graduateship (GCGI) At the level of a British Honours degree. Membership (MCGI) At the level of a Master's degree. Fellowship (FCGI) The highest level of professional achievement. Holders of City & Guilds Senior Awards are entitled to use appropriate post nominal letters (LCGI, GCGI, MCGI, FCGI) and wear the approved formal dress of gown, hood and mortar board and attend the annual graduation ceremony. More on Graduateship (GCGI) The Graduateship is the perfect award for middle managers, comparable to a British Bachelorâs degree. As a Graduateship candidate you would have at least five years' managerial experience and will be able to prove specific managerial competencies such as: â¢ working to improve performance and keeping abreast of advances in the professional field â¢ implementing and maintaining systems correctly to monitor quantity, quality, cost and time â¢ defining problems and recommending solutions to improve efficiency of operations â¢ understanding the companyâs mission and the social and economic implications of work undertaken â¢ exercising responsibility for technical and managerial duties.