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PEOPLECERT acquires City & Guilds English language qualifications assets and IP

PEOPLECERT expands its portfolio of qualifications, aiming to become a global leader in English language assessment and certification.


SEPTEMBER 1st 2015

PEOPLECERT (, a leader in the certification and examination industry worldwide, announces the acquisition of City & Guilds intellectual property and related assessment materials for English language qualifications.

The acquisition follows the foundation of PEOPLECERT Qualifications Ltd, a new company of PEOPLECERT Group (UK) that will combine excellent product quality with the unrivalled examination technology, expertise and scientific know-how of PEOPLECERT.

City & Guilds, one of the oldest and most prestigious awarding bodies in the UK with presence in 80 countries is a leading skills development organisation, providing services to training providers, employers, and trainees across a variety of sectors. The acquired IP and assets for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications align with PEOPLECERT’s global growth strategy, focusing on product portfolio expansion through top-quality qualifications.

“PEOPLECERT and City & Guilds have been in a successful and fruitful collaboration for many years. By acquiring the English language certification assets, we take the next step towards penetrating the global language certification market. Our award-winning assessment technology, including online proctoring, instant marking and many more, will allow us to deliver language testing solutions globally, and offer a fresh and innovative approach to English language candidates, examiners and all other stakeholders.” said Byron Nicolaides, Chairman and CEO of PEOPLECERT. 


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Delivering millions of exams across 150 countries, PEOPLECERT enables professionals to boost their careers and realise their life ambitions. PEOPLECERT offers globally-recognised certifications, such as ITIL®, PRINCE2®, and more. With exam availability in 24 languages, flexible and secure examination systems, innovative testing solutions and 24/7/365 multilingual customer service, PEOPLECERT aims to empower people to reach their full potential.