City and Guilds acquires Assessment College 1

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City & Guilds is pleased to announce the acquisition of Assessment College as part of their continued international expansion.

Founded fourteen years ago, Assessment College is one of the largest trainer and assessor training providers in South Africa. Having worked together for over two years, City & Guilds and Assessment College have already established a strong working relationship.

It is expected that this acquisition will help develop assessment capacity, as well as contributing towards City & Guilds’ international growth, which saw new offices opening in Botswana and Barbados last year.

On releasing this news, Mike Dawe, Director of International at City & Guilds said: “Quality is at the core of everything we do at City & Guilds. By bringing Assessment College into the City & Guilds group, we can further enhance the quality of training and assessing in City & Guilds training providers and offer a fuller service to employers which run, or would like to run, their own training provision. Assessment College is an impressive organisation which is trusted by government agencies and employers alike.”

Juan Visser, Africa Regional Manager at City & Guilds commented: “This acquisition is about more than just the opportunity for growth internationally, it is about continually striving to be at the very top of the chain in terms of assessment, and most importantly, quality. We want to reinvest some of our success in Africa back into our overall offering.

Quality, as always, is at the core of what we do and if we can ensure the quality of assessors and trainers we can encourage quality all the way down through the vocational education system.”

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  • Cobus Cato

    I am associated with assessment college from 2000 and was at the event where the management of City & Guilds addressed stakeholders. It was an emotional moment for everyone who was closely involved with Marieta and her team but it appeared that there is a bright future ahead of the new acquisition. Obviously there will still be many things to sort out but I wish Assessment College only the best in this acquisition.