IET has teamed up with the City and Guilds of London Institute to offer IET members direct access to the Professional Recognition Awards scheme
Registered members can gain an equivalent membership of City and Guilds through a simplified route, without further assessment.
Professional Recognition Awards are offered under Royal Charter at the three levels of Licentiateship, Graduateship and Membership. They recognise the expertise of those working in industry, commerce and the public services and offer a progressive employment based route to higher level qualifications.
Although best known within the world of engineering, Professional Recognition Awards are offered by a variety of organisations to recognise academic ability and professional skills. For example:
For engineers City and Guilds have worked closely with the Engineering Council (UK) in mapping the awards against the three levels for registration. City and Guilds are therefore able to admit IET members to the appropriate senior award on the basis of confirmation of membership and the type of EC(UK) registration for which the member is eligible.
Members qualified for Engineering Technician or Information and Communications Technology Technician may obtain a Licentiateship of City and Guilds (LCGI). Members qualified for Incorporated Engineer may obtain a Graduateship of City and Guilds (GCGI). Members qualified for Chartered Engineer may obtain a Membership of City and Guilds (MCGI).
The advantage to the individual in choosing to accept these additional qualifications is :
Application forms for the awards are available from City and Guilds.
As well as gaining a certificate and post nominal letters recipients are invited to attend the annual graduation ceremony in the City of London, where they will wear the approved formal dress of a gown, hood and mortar board.
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