UK Skills Federation (UKSF)

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Core Products / Services
Policy and Strategy Development, Labour Market Intelligence, National Occupational Standards, Curriculum and Qualifications Development, Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Training Provision, Training of Trainers, Assessment and Certification, Apprenticeships

UK Skills Federation

UK Skills Federation represents the international work of the UK Sector Skills Councils and National Skills Academies

Our role is to promote UK expertise in the development of programmes to support technical and vocational education and training around the world.

Sector Skills Councils and National Skills Academies are employer-led skills organisations covering approximately 90% of the UK workforce, working with over half a million employers to define skills needs and skills standards in their industries.

As industry-led organisations, our members are ideally placed to represent and to galvanise employer investment in skills, and to deliver TVET solutions in a range of areas, including:

  • Labour Market Intelligence and Workforce Planning
  • Development of National Occupational Standards and Apprenticeship Standards,
  • Curriculum Development,
  • Train the Trainer Programmes
  • Quality Assurance and Accreditation
  • Establishment and governance of Sector Skills Councils and National Skills Academies

Policy and Strategy Development
Establishing aims and priorities of skills initiatives for industry sectors; supporting development of technical and vocational skills strategies, forming part of an integrated skills plan.

Labour Market Intelligence
Delivering labour market insight used to identify skills priorities and inform the development of appropriate policies.

National Occupational Standards
Developing nation-specific occupational standards using expertise from specific industry sectors.

Curriculum and Qualifications Development
Writing and enhancing staff capability in developing world-class technical and vocational curriculum and qualifications directly linked to workplace standards.

Accreditation and Quality Assurance
Supporting the accreditation of training providers against agreed standards to build and maintain quality for employers and learners, directly and through licensing to internationally recognised bodies or national systems.

Training Provision
Establishing networks of providers to deliver quality training in line with skills strategy, enabling employers to access high quality training simply and effectively.

Training of Trainers
Offering on-site or UK-based courses masterclasses for existing and new technical and vocational trainers.

Assessment and Certification
Offering a comprehensive Awarding Organisation capability, through strategic relationships with a range of high profile and internationally recognised Awarding Organisations.

Implementing apprenticeship programmes and providing links between employers and students, tackling youth unemployment as a priority.

NSAN Online Gain Programme

NSAN delivers GAIN programme

Cardiff and Vale College - Indonesia

Enhancing Leadership and Management Competence in Indonesia

Asia Pacific, Global
People1st International: Almaza Recruitment and Training Centre, Egypt

Retail training programmes and employment support services in Egypt

Africa, Global, Middle East
People1st International - construction Colombia

Inclusive Construction Sector Employment in Colombia

Americas, Global
nsan Competence

Thailand NSAN Project for the Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP)

Asia Pacific, Global
Triple Bar Security: National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN)

Triple Bar Nuclear Security (TBNS) e-Learning Training and Assessment

NSAR China

NSAR delivering professional skills in China

Asia Pacific, Global
EU SKILLS National Water

Energy and Utility Skills National Water Hygiene Scheme

Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Global, Middle East

Indonesia: ECITB supports BP Tangguh LNG Project for Petrotekno

Asia Pacific, Global
Construction Skills

Construction management skills in the Philippines

Asia Pacific, Global

People1st International Volunteer Ambassador programme

Europe, Global

Developing skills for tourism and hospitality for the British Council

Asia Pacific, Global

Capacity Building for Technical Training in the Turkish Automotive Industry with EBRD

Europe, Global

Developing a Youth Inclusion Programme for the Tyre Manufacturing Industry in Turkey with EBRD

Europe, Global

Creating bespoke volunteer customer service programmes for iconic international events

Europe, Global

Delivering a Five Star Service programme British Council and the Egyptian Tourism Federation

Global, Middle East

Croatia – Developing an Internship and Mentoring Programme with EBRD and HUP

Europe, Global

Developing an internship programme that delivers formal mentoring and coaching

Europe, Global

Project to Train the Women of Putumayo in Colombia

Americas, Global

Bespoke Training and Staff Development Programme for Private Retail Company in Chile

Americas, Global

Developing a responsive training and education system in partnership with AMEXCID

Americas, Global

Developing a Tourist Guide Training Programme for the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority

Global, Middle East

Developing a bespoke traineeship and apprenticeship programme for the hospitality industry

Asia Pacific, Global

Armenia: Setting up sector skills development centres

Europe, Global

Development of a Youth Inclusion Training Centre at Abdali Mall for EBRD

Global, Middle East

Development of a Business Plan and Road Map for Instituto Técnico Superior del Este (ITSE)

Americas, Global

Expert support for employer engagement and reform

Europe, Global

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