North West School of Design is now a delegated authority, approved by City and Guilds of London to register, assess and recommend candidates for the City and Guilds Licentiateship which is run as part of the City and Guilds Professional Recognition Awards suite.

The awards are offered in industrial, business and professional fields and once achieved holders of the Licentiateship are entitled to use the designatory letters ‘LCGI’ and to wear the approved City & Guilds gown, hood and mortar board.   

Licentiateship – Definition:  Oxford Dictionaries.com

Licentiate:  Syllabification: li·cen·ti·ate - Pronunciation: /līˈsenSH(ē)it/
Noun:  The holder of a certificate of competence to practice a certain profession.  (In certain universities, especially in Europe) a degree between that of bachelor and master or doctor.  The holder of a licentiate degree.

Derivatives:  licentiateship - Pronunciation: /-ˌSHip/

The City & Guilds Licentiateship is a vocational route to a higher level professional recognition and are comprehensive, progressive and accessible and competence based.  The Licentiateship fills a huge gap within the higher level education and training gap in South Africa.  This aligns well with North West School of Design’s mission to ensure their curriculum caters for future designers and fashion professionals who are globally competent in terms of quality, price and supply chain management.
Because NORTH WEST SCHOOL OF DESIGN offer courses that ultimately lead to Foreign Qualifications, they are registered with City and Guilds, and not with a SETA, SAQA, CHE or DOE.

Wikipedia – City And Guilds of London Institute -

Professional Recognition Awards

(Former Senior Awards) As of Aug 2013 the awards are called - Professional Recognition Awards. In addition to Royal Charter (The highest level of Accreditation in UK) the awards are NQF (National Qualifications Framework) accredited qualifications which enable candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and skills within any sector or role. Those achieving these awards will be entitled to use an appropriate, internationally recognised post-nominal: Licentiateship (LCGI), Affiliateship (AfCGI), Graduateship (GCGI) and Membership (MCGI). They can also help candidates working towards higher level qualifications.

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.

Licentiateship LCGI - level 4

The learner 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; take into account the views and perspectives of others in decision-making; communicate effectively and manage information in line with organisational and legal requirements; consistently meet aims and objectives; exercise autonomy and judgment in work role; and address problems that are well-defined but non-routine. Applicants must provide evidence that they have performed competently in a relevant work environment. Evidence of industrial achievement may take the form of an industrial qualification (e.g. an industry-recognised apprenticeship) or confirmation from a current or recent employer of at least five years’ appropriate employment.

City & Guilds Qualifications alignment with NWSD’s courses

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