The Livery Companies Skills Council promotes vocational training and represents the concerns of Livery Companies to Government and policy makers. In 2012 the LCSC made a successful bid to the Government’s Employer Ownership of Skills Pilot Scheme to develop an apprenticeship training scheme.
Master, Journeyman and Apprentice Certificates are awarded for career development by recognising excellence in achievement. Master Certificates were first introduced in 2001 by a partnership of City & Guilds, Livery Companies and Professional Bodies. The Master Plumber Certificate was soon followed by similar programmes for Carpenters, Joiners and Shopfitters.