Certified Accreditations

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At City of Glasgow College, we work with some of the most prestigious accrediting bodies to deliver internationally recognised qualifications across a wide range of subject areas. Our accreditation range from Certificate level through to Masters level.

As well as classroom-based study we also deliver flexible accredited training on or off site.

    AAT logo

    The AAT is a professional body supporting people who work in accounting or accounting-related work, eg in accountants' offices, industry, commerce or government agencies. Set up in 1980, it now has over 120,000 members and has expanded its qualifications and branch network to 90 countries.

    The branches are run in the same way as they are in the UK, with volunteers giving up their time to support other AAT members in their professional development.

    CIPFA, ICAEW, CIMA and ICAS have continued to support the AAT. These bodies recognise the skill and aptitude of AAT qualified people by offering them attractive opportunities for further progression.

    City of Glasgow College offers the following courses from the AAT:

    • AAT Level 6 Diploma CPD (evening).
    • AAT Level 8 Diploma CPD (evening).
    • College Certificate in Book-Keeping (Accounting).
    • College Certificate in Computerised Accounting (SAGE).
    • College Certificate in Financial Accounting.

    BCS logo

    The BCS was incorporated by royal charter in 1984 and is the leading qualifying and awarding professional body for those working in IT.

    With a membership of 68,000 members across the world, its objectives are to promote the study and practice of computing and to advance knowledge of and education in IT for the benefit of the public. BCS is also a registered charity.

    View our range of applied computing and digital technologies courses.

    CIM logo

    The CIM is the world's largest organisation for professional marketers; training, developing and representing the profession.

    Increasingly recognised by the UK Government as the voice of marketing, the CIM sets the standards within the industry and is the first port of call for marketing information, knowledge and insight.

    City of Glasgow College offers the following courses from CIM:

    • CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing.
    • CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing.
    • CIM Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing.
    • CIM Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing.

    Find out more about our CIM courses.

    CIPD logo

    The CIPD has over 130,000 members in the UK and Ireland, and is Europe's largest professional institute for those involved in the management and development of people.

    The CIPD’s mission is to lead in the development and promotion of good practice in this field and support its members in their careers.

    City of Glasgow College offers the following courses from CIPD:

    • CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Practice.
    • CIPD Certificate in Learning and Development Practice.

    CIPS logo

    The CIPS promotes and develops high standards of professional skill, ability and integrity to those working in purchasing and supply chain management. Working with individuals, organisations and the profession as a whole; CIPS is the leading body in its field.

    Since 1932 it has worked towards becoming the pinnacle of industry best practice, setting standards around the world. Proud to be a Centre of Excellence.

    City of Glasgow College offers the following courses from CIPS:

    • CIPS Advanced Diploma (day release).
    • CIPS Advanced Diploma (evening).
    • CIPS Diploma (day release).
    • CIPS Diploma (evening).
    • CIPS Professional Diploma (day release).

    Find out more about our CIPS courses.

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    The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the only organisation that can award Chartered Manager status, the highest accolade for managers and leaders. Dedicated to the development of management and leadership, CMI and City of Glasgow College are committed to raising your business performance whilst inspiring others.

    A CMI qualification will help you develop exceptional management and leadership skills, demonstrating measurable impact to employers and peers.

    Should you be looking to explore how CMI can develop your Management and Leadership skills, City of Glasgow College offers the following online CMI courses:

    Management and Leadership

    • CMI Level 3 Award/Certificate in Principles of Management and Leadership.
    • CMI Level 5 Award/Certificate in Management and Leadership.


    Strategic Management and Leadership

    • CMI Level 7 Award/Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice.


    Coaching and Mentoring

    • CMI Level 3 Award/Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring.
    • CMI Level 5 Award/Certificate in Management Coaching and Mentoring.
    • CMI Level 7 Award/Certificate in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring.


    For more information or to book your space on our next CMI training course, please contact dhiann.kelly@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk.

    CIH logo

    The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards. Their goal is simple – to provide everyone involved in housing with the advice, support and knowledge they need to be brilliant. As the professional body for housing, it is the job of the CIH to help housing professionals – and since 1916 their purpose and passion has remained constant and true.

    CIH is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation. They are also a membership organisation with a diverse and growing membership of people who work in both the public and private sectors, in 20 countries on five continents across the world.

    City of Glasgow College offer the following courses from CIH:

    CISCO logo

    Cisco is one of the leading suppliers of networking and communication hardware worldwide. Cisco equipment forms the backbone of many large networks, including the internet itself.

    The Cisco Certified Networking Academy is an innovative education initiative that delivers ICT skills through online courses, interactive tools and lab activities to improve career and economic opportunities around the world.

    City of Glasgow College offers the following courses from Cisco:

    • CISCO Networking Academy Program CCNA.

    City & Guilds logo

    City & Guilds is a vocational education organisation in the United Kingdom and offers more than 500 qualifications over a whole range of industry sectors across 81 countries worldwide.

    City & Guilds span all levels from basic skills to the highest standards of professional achievement. City & Guilds aim is to enable people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth.

    City of Glasgow College offer the following courses from City & Guilds:

    • City & Guilds Diploma in Air Cabin Crew Operations (Level 2).
    • City & Guilds Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery (Level 4).
    • City & Guilds Diploma in Painting and Decorating (Level 4).
    • City & Guilds Extended Certificate in Construction Skills / Women in Construction (Level 3).
    • City & Guilds Diploma in Plastering.
    • City & Guilds Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling.

    CITB logo

    The (CITB) are the construction industry training board and a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry in England, Scotland and Wales. They work with industry to encourage training, which helps build a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce.

    The support and funding CITB provide helps companies to improve skills, increase their competitiveness and respond to challenges such as the low carbon agenda, reducing costs on site and recruiting the best talent for their sector.

    City of Glasgow College offer the following courses from CITB:

    • SVQ Floorcovering Occupations.
    • SVQ Plastering.
    • SVQ Stonemasonry.
    • SVQ Wall and Floor Tiling.

    BCS logo

    Highfield Qualifications is the awarding organisation of the Highfield Group. Amongst their extensive training catalogue, they offer compliance and work-based learning, regulated by SQA Accreditation. They have developed 250+ qualifications designed to enhance the career prospects of learners covering multiple sectors such as retail, health and social care, finance, customer service, rail and engineering, hospitality, logistics, aviation and many more.

    City of Glasgow College offers the following courses:

    • Highfield Level 2 Award in Customer Service.
    • Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering.
    • Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing.   
    • Highfield Level 2 Award in HACCP for Catering.
    • Highfield Level 2 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing.  
    • Highfield Level 2 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace. 
    • Highfield Level 3 Award in Delivering Training.  
    • Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Safety for Catering. 
    • Highfield Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace. 
    • Highfield Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering.   
    • Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders at SCQF Level 6. 
    • Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Refresher) at SCQF Level 6.  

    IOSH logo

    IOSH is the chartered body for health and safety professionals. With over 38,000 members, it's the world's biggest professional health and safety organisation.

    The body sets standards and offers support to members, connecting them with the resources, guidance, events and training they need to excel in their field.

    City of Glasgow College offers the following courses from IOSH:

    • IOSH Manging Safely.

    NEBOSH logo

    NEBOSH is an independent examining board and awarding body with charitable status. It offers a comprehensive range of globally recognised, vocational qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environment and risk management needs of employees in the public and private sectors. Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 30,000 candidates annually and are offered by over 400 course providers in 80 countries around the world.

    These are recognised by professional membership bodies, including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

    City of Glasgow College offers the following course from NEBOSH:

    • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.

    REHIS logo

    REHIS is an independent Scottish charity that aims to promote the advancement of environmental health to benefit Scottish communities. It aims to boost interest and knowledge of environmental health issues, promoting its education and training. It works to maintain high standards of professional practice among employees in the field by awarding qualifications for success.

    City of Glasgow College offers the following courses from REHIS:

    • REHIS Advanced Diploma in Food Hygiene.
    • REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate.
    • REHIS Elementary Health and Safety Certificate.
    • REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate.

    Other REHIS courses:

    As well as offering REHIS food hygiene courses, we also offer the HABC Level 2 award in HACCP for Caterers from the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance:

    • HABC Level 2 Award in HACCP for Caterer.

    RYA logo

    The RYA is the national body for all forms of boating including:

    • Dinghy.
    • Yacht racing.
    • Motor cruising.
    • Sail cruising.
    • RIBs.
    • Sports boats.
    • Powerboat racing.
    • Windsurfing.
    • Inland cruising.
    • Narrowboats.
    • Personal watercraft.

    The RYA works with industry to offer training courses and professional qualifications. RYA training stands out as a badge of quality wherever you work in the world. The expertise and experience in developing training courses, together with the backing of the British Government's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), help to demonstrate why RYA qualifications stand out. City of Glasgow College offers the following courses from the RYA:

    • RYA Day Skipper.

    SQA logo

    The SQA is an executive non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by the Scottish Government Schools Directorate. It is the national body in Scotland responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications other than degrees. Its functions are set out in the Education Act 1996 (Scotland) as amended by the Scottish Qualifications Act 2002.

    The overall aim of the SQA is to manage the qualifications system below degree level to allow students to fulfil their potential to participate in the economy, society and communities of Scotland.

    Most of our National Certificates (NC), Higher National Certificates (HNC), Higher National Diplomas (HND) and Professional Development Awards are accredited by the SQA.

    Review our courses to find out more.

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    The MCA implements maritime safety policy in the UK and works to prevent the loss of life on the coast and at sea. It provides a 24-hour maritime search and rescue service around the UK coast and in the international search and rescue region through HM Coastguard.

    It also inspects and surveys ships to ensure they meet UK and international safety rules, plus provides certification to seafarers, registers vessels, and responds to pollution from shipping and offshore installations.

    City of Glasgow College offers the following courses from the MCA:

    • Advanced Tanker Courses - Oil, Gas and Chemical Tanker Courses.
    • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats.
    • Chief Mate Full HND Course.
    • Class 1 Masters Orals.
    • Class 2 Chief Mates Orals.
    • Efficient Deck Hand.
    • Electronic Chart Display and Information System ECDIS.
    • Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems GMDSS.
    • HELM Operational.
    • Human Element Leadership Management (HELM).
    • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility.
    • Personal Survival Techniques.
    • Proficiency for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (PDSD).
    • Safety Officers Course.
    • Ships Security Officer.
    • Tanker Familiarization.

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    The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) is the professional body for facilities management. Promoting excellence and supporting professionals across the world in attaining, developing and maintaining essential skills in the discipline of facilities management.

    City of Glasgow College offers the following course from IWFM:

    • IWFM Level 4 Diploma in Facilities Service Management.
    • IWFM Level 5 Diploma in Facilities Management.