UKSP SkillsFest2023



In partnership with the UK Skills Partnership, the Department for Business and Trade International Education team hosted a ‘SkillsFest2023′, daily from Monday 10th to Friday 14th July 2023.

Participants saw some of the world’s most innovative high quality skills delivery demonstrated through case studies and live examples during SkillsFest2023. The sessions showcased skills solutions that can be contextualised for delivery wherever you are!

That’s right, it was a week-long global online SkillsFest.

We celebrated UK TVET skills brilliance to the world! Everyone from overseas Government ministries and their agencies, donor banks, non-Government organisations and aid agencies, public and private skills and education institutes, skills bodies, senior leadership, employers, trade bodies and more, saw the latest innovation in TVET skills development and delivery from brilliant UK suppliers.

Wherever you were located across the world, SkillsFest2023 took place online, and was FREE to watch…and if you missed the live sessions, you can watch the full recordings.

There are always lots of fantastic case studies available so do not miss them! Should you need any more information, do not hesitate to contact UKSP.

Each day there were different expert speakers showcasing their brilliance:

WATCH THE SKILLSFEST 2023 RECORDINGS: Click play on any of the videos below to watch our experts in action:

Monday 10th July 2023

Wednesday 12th July 2023 - AM

Friday 14th July 2023

Tuesday 11th July 2023 - AM

Wednesday 12th July 2023 - PM

Tuesday 11th July 2023 - PM

Thursday 13th July 2023

Look at this line up of fantastic skills suppliers:

At each session, there was up to 7 different UK world class skills providers demonstrating how they can support your skills ambitions.

  • professional and chartered bodies/institutes
  • further education colleges
  • independent training providers
  • awarding organisations
  • sectoral skills bodies
  • skills tech and equipment suppliers
  • vocational English language providers

UKSP TVET Skills Offer

A wide range of solutions and skills provision was showcased through case studies. The SkillsFest covered:

  • Green/ sustainability (for example infrastructure, energy, finance, agri, aqua etc)
  • Future facing technology (for example AI, robotics, key enabling technologies etc)
  • Advanced manufacturing and innovation
  • Digital literacy / coding / ICT / cyber
  • Professional, entrepreneurship and business services
  • Healthcare, social care and Pharmaceutical
  • Cognitive, soft, core and behavioural skills
  • Tourism, hospitality and visitor economy
  • Teacher capacity and capability skills training
  • Logistics, distribution & maritime
  • Gender, Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI)
As Chair of the UKSP I want to say how proud I was last week to be part of Skills Fest 2023, it was incredible to see the breadth of expertise and services our UK partners have in vocational and technical skills solutions, services and products that are readily available to the Global Market. I very much look forward to UKSP continuing the dialogue with the 63 countries we engaged with during the week.
Jane Rexworthy, Chair of the UK Skills Partnership

Huge thanks to our SkillsFest2023 speakers:

[click the logos to view their websites]

BSC Education
Instructus Skills
Righttrack Learning
Learning Curve Group
Cineon Training
BSD Education
Chartered College of Teaching
Metaverse Learning
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)
NSAN - National Skills Academy for Nuclear
Purple Beard
British Esports
Harrow, Richmond & Uxbridge Colleges (HRUC)
Peartree Languages
OCN London
m2r education
TTE International
Yarway Group
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Education and Training Foundation (ETF)
City and Guilds
The School of Coding and AI
Getenergy Field Ready
National Skills Academy for Food and Drink (NSAFD)
ActiveIQ Logo
People1st International
NPTC Group of Colleges
The Department for Business and Trade
SkillsFest23 gave us the platform to demonstrate our commitment to building and preparing tomorrow’s workforce by delivering world class technical education and training. Working in partnership governments, businesses, and education we can foster a culture of lifelong learning to embrace these emerging opportunities and support global workforce development.
Mark Byerley, Harrow Richmond and Uxbridge Colleges (HRUC)
It was an absolute pleasure to participate in 2023 SkillsFest. We have already had a positive inquiry for our services and have made a number of contacts with other UK companies who presented at the event. An incredibly well organised week that will hopefully pay off well into the future.
Nicky Partridge, Peartree Languages
What a brilliant curation of gamechangers in the educational space. Such exciting innovators and an honour for Metaverse Learning to be selected to be amongst this illustrious group, demonstrating how immersive learning is transforming learning across the globe.
Jason Holt, Metaverse Learning