British Council

Education (including Technical and Vocational Education and Training), Arts, English, Examinations & Society

Core Products / Services
International Consultancy Services and Technical Assistance; Thought Leadership, Policy and Research; Study tours, practitioner mobility and exchange International Partnership Projects; Training and Capacity Building; English for Education Systems; English Language Training; Examinations;

Using the cultural resources of the UK, the British Council creates friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries.

Our work in education brings people together to share expertise and innovation, enrich and improve teaching and learning and open up new opportunities across the world.

We work in partnership to develop high-quality skills systems that help both individuals and economies to prosper and promote stable societies. We encourage closer links between education, employers and policy makers in the UK and the countries we work in to help enhance the skills and employability of young people.

We offer a range of international consultancy services and deliver education and skills reform projects across the globe, including in emerging economies and post conflict and fragile states.

We combine our knowledge of UK and international good practice with our understanding of local circumstances to develop targeted solutions. These include:

  • Working with governments, employers and others to reform policy and improve the relevance and quality of public and private skills systems. We focus on ways of engaging employers, understanding the labour market and incorporating a holistic approach to quality assurance.
  • Strengthening skills bodies so that they are equipped to deal with current challenges and adapt and respond to new ones. Our partners include employer representative organisations, qualification authorities, employment services and education and training institutions.
  • Supporting leaders, managers, teachers and trainers to develop high-quality, competency-based curricula and to deliver these in innovative and stimulating ways. This includes technical, English language, employability and enterprise skills.
  • Working with employment and enterprise support services to design innovative ways of helping individuals to reach their potential, from getting a job that uses their skills to developing a successful small business.
South East Regional College - SERC - Northern Ireland Colleges

Enhancing Quality Assurance in South Africa

Africa, Global
Northern Ireland Colleges

Viet Nam Benchmarking Success

Asia Pacific, Global
Northern Ireland Colleges

India – Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs)

Asia Pacific, Global
Northern Ireland Colleges

I-WORK: Improving Work Opportunities

Asia Pacific, Global

Expert support for employer engagement and reform

Europe, Global

Quality Assurance, Leadership and Management Viet Nam

Asia Pacific, Global

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