The project is a two-year strategic skills initiative for the hospitality industry in the Liverpool City Region. It is a collaboration between the City Region (the Combined Authority and the Growth Platform), the Liverpool Hospitality Association (LHA) and City & Guilds.


The aim of the project is to certify the skills of those working in hospitality in the City Region, using digital badges.

It is a digital certificate which confirms the level of your skills and experience.


Within the Your Skills. Your Liverpool. project, a digital badge refers to an international certification issued to those working in the hospitality industry.

You can apply via your employer:


– First, choose the badge which matches your skills and experience:


– Second, ask your employer to submit your registration to hello@yourskillsyourliverpool.com


We will then contact you to confirm your registration and send you your log-in details for the online portal where you will complete your application.


If you have applied for the Experience in Hospitality badges, you will be invited to a discussion.

Anyone working in hospitality with at least four weeks of full-time work experience in a suitable hospitality job role.

There are two types of badges to choose from:


(1) Experience in Hospitality badge


Suitable for those

  • – With at least a month of experience working in hospitality full time (or part-time equivalent)
  • – Working in an entry level hospitality job role.


This includes casual or temporary jobs in bars, restaurants, event catering or housekeeping.


(2) Professional Hospitality Badges


Suitable for those

  • – With experience working in hospitality of at least six months (or equivalent)
  • – Whose job role matches one of the badges on the global framework:



First, you need to check the length of your experience working in a hospitality job role:


  • – If it is more than four weeks, but less then six months full-time (or equivalent), you can apply for the Experience in Hospitality badge.
  • – If your experience working in hospitality is more than six months, you will need to check out the certification handbooks for the badges to see which one matches your skills and experience



Yes, you can. Just make sure that your employer sends in your registration before your employment is terminated.

Establish the length and the level of the hospitality experience of interested staff and help them choose the badges which is right for them.


Then submit their registration details to hello@yourskillsyourliverpool.com .

Yes. You will need to complete an application process.


  • – If you apply for the Experience in Hospitality badge, you will be invited to a short (approx. 20-minute) conversation so that we can discuss your current job role and establish whether you quality for the badge.
  • – If you apply for any of the other, higher level, badges, you will need to complete an online application. In this application you will be asked to gather practical evidence from your day-to-day work.

Applications are free. If you are successful, your badge will also be issued for free.


Please note, however, that there is a limited number of applications available, so registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.


The first closing date for applications is 31 August 2020.

You can share your digital badge online, using social media, or include it in your electronic CV.


It is a new and exciting way to showcase your hospitality skills and experience.

A digital badge shows that your skills have been recognised to an international standard.


It can make you stand out if you want to progress in your career or if you are looking for a new job.

Click here to find out how you can claim your badge.

You have one month to complete your application.

No. You need to be successful in the application process to receive a badge.

No, the badge is a skills certification. It confirms skills and experience you already have.

No. If you have worked in a hospitality job role for more than four weeks full-time (or equivalent) and you have the skills which are set out in the certification documentation, you should be able to apply.

It depends. Most people who are eligible to apply will have one matching job role. If, however, you are working in more than one different hospitality job roles, and each of those jobs have a corresponding badge, you may apply for more than one badge.

The level of experience and the type of job role:


  • – The Experience badge is for those who have entry level work experience in hospitality of more than four weeks (full-time or equivalent). Examples of these may include temporary jobs in bars, restaurants, event catering or housekeeping.
  • – The Professional Badges are for those with experience of more than six months (full-time or equivalent) at team member level or above. Examples include roles within culinary, food and beverage service, housekeeping and reception departments.

It depends. If you have been working in your current job role for more than six months and your job role matches one of the badges, yes.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at hello@yourfutureyourskills.com


For more information Global Hospitality Certification: www.worldchefs.org/globalcertification<>/a