Practice and perspectives from five countries

The British Council is pleased to present its latest research which looks at how vocational institutions in the study countries, having dealt with the initial crisis-management of the pandemic are beginning to innovate and to evolve their thinking for the medium to long term. TVET practitioners and leaders from Ghana, India, Malaysia, South Africa and the UK provide insights and reflect on five key questions: 

  • How are institutional policy and structures likely to change to reflect the changing situation? Is this different for private institutions? 
  • What changes are proposed to the curriculum/occupational areas to reflect the rapidly changing demand and how are they identifying this demand? 
  • How will learners get the practical and work-based experience they need and what changes to work-based learning and apprenticeships are needed?
  • What changes are needed to the skills and type of staff in the teaching institution?
  • How can new delivery models and ways of working promote more inclusive practice?

The research signposts key themes for national policy-makers and practitioners to support the TVET reform in the aftermath of Covid-19 and focuses on recommendations that are both practical and feasible, and that will benefit policy-makers and TVET institutions, their staff and students. 

The full report and the executive summary are available in the Download section below.