Case Study

Female Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Lincoln College International

The Lincoln College Group (LCG) has been operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) since 2014. Success that is built on a dynamic, strategic partnership between Lincoln College International (LCI) and the Colleges of Excellence (CoE). Our partnership is one of collaborative innovation; it is founded upon trust and confidence to support the Government’s delivery of the Saudi 2030 vision.

The programme delivers technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in a number of locations.

Its flagship, The Qatief Female International Technical College (QFITC) provides vocational training in business services to more than 2,000 students a year.

Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Global
Curriculum Design, Training Provision, Governance and Leadership, Quality Assurance

Lincoln College Group consists of Lincoln, Gainsborough and Newark Colleges, which train 11,000 school leavers and adults a year across professional and industry courses, apprenticeships, A levels and Higher Education.

For more than 130 years we have been adding recognised economic and social value across the Region. Working with more than 1,200 local businesses in the East Midlands, we train 4,200 apprentices a year across a range of delivery models to meet employers’ specific needs. We pride ourselves on being the most responsive training provider in the region.

Lincoln College Group is a not-for-profit charity. Unlike private training providers, our profit does not go to shareholders.

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The Qatief College was set to be at the forefront of cultural change, in line with the Saudi 2030 Vision, to reduce unemployment and raise female workforce aspirations and opportunities.

The qualifications needed to be internationally recognised but more importantly the students must be ‘fit for purpose’ and progress into work at the end of the training.

The challenge was to enable learning that developed confidence, personal and business skills to meet the needs of employers and to contribute to the ‘Saudisation’ of the workforce.

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