Seminars, study tours and policy dialogue

Through seminars, study tours and policy dialogue events, we create opportunity to share experience, lessons and good practice from the UK and explore important global priorities for skills and employability. Our seminars and policy dialogues convene experts and policy makers to build on learning from the UK skills sector and facilitate collaboration that meets both the individual and shared needs of each country. 

UK Seminar series

Our annual series of UK Seminars convenes international delegates in roles such as:

  • senior government officials
  • policy and decision makers
  • employers and employer organisations
  • donor agency representatives
  • senior level practitioners.

They draw on the expertise and experience of the UK skills sector and provide an opportunity for learning, discussion and networking as well as first-hand experience through visits to leading institutions and organisations. 

The series themes are designed to meet the priorities of our global network and to focus on a key area of skills development in line with our sector expertise

What our delegates say

"Enhance new project possibilities with British Council and new partnerships."  Patricia Arenas, Secretary of Education, Colombia

"A unique opportunity to share best practices. It was a great effort on the part of the British Council."  Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik, Government of Punjab, Pakistan

"Field visits were relevant and allowed for comparison with what was/is being implemented in Trinidad and Tobago."  Balchan Ramberran, National Training Agency, Trinidad and Tobago

"My expectations were very well met by the richness of the content of the programme." Michael Segun Akintunde, Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board, Nigeria.

UK Seminar series 2014/15

Update

We have run the following seminars between June and October 2014:

  • ‘From developing occupational standards to qualifications and national qualification frameworks’, 23 – 27 June 2014, Edinburgh
  • ‘Quality assurance in technical education and skills’, 22 – 26 September 2014, London
  • ‘Careers education and guidance for a global economy’, 20 – 24 October 2014, Belfast

Upcoming events:

  • ‘A guide to UK Sector Skills Councils and organisations’, 3 - 4 December 2014, London
  • ‘The UK’s National Skills Strategy: the policy, tools and mechanisms the UK has used to transform its TVET system’, 12 -16 January 2015, Cardiff

We will no longer be running the following events this year, but are signposting prospective delegates to the above events:

  • ‘Employer Engagement and Apprenticeships’, 23 – 27 February 2015, London
  • ‘Developing National Occupational Standards’, 28 – 29 January 2015, London