Skills competitions have recently been endorsed by the Government of India as it realises that is an effective means to help make skills training aspirational amongst the youth. This endorsement was strongly demonstrated when for the first time, the Government of India organised Skill competitions in Delhi in July 2016 to mark the World Youth Skills Day.

The British Council has been working closely with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India and WorldSkills India to help build partnerships with the WorldSkills UK.  In 2015 the British Council, working with WorldSkills UK and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), brought a delegation from India to the UK to experience the national Skills Show held in Birmingham. 

In November 2016, the British Council conducted a study tour to the Skills Show from 15-17 November 2016 in Birmingham which was attended by 20 Indian delegates including representation from Ministers, senior bureaucrats and key stakeholders from the skills sector. 

Following on our previous engagements with the Ministry of skill development in India and the WorldSkills UK, British Council will continue to support and encourage skill competitions as a way of promoting and raising awareness on vocational education and training. 

For this we propose to create skills tool kit which will act as a resource for teachers and students to know more on skill competitions and use it for hands-on-practice.

The tool kit seeks to support students to build on their future career plans by exploring various career opportunities.

Objectives of the Skills Tool Kit:

  • Generate awareness of skills training, and help improve the perception of vocational education and training among young people and their teachers 
  • Facilitate more informed career exploration and planning in line with employment opportunity through  online resources for young students 
  • Encourage exploration and the trying-out of vocational skills in different sectors to allow young people to identify their strengths and interests through freely accessible resources and tools 
  • Provide guidance notes to teachers on how to use the resource kit and help integrate careers advice and information on vocational education into their curriculum

Toolkits, during the pilot phase, will be created for the trade of Automobile Technology.


The primary beneficiaries of the skills tool kit will be school students in age group ranging from 11-14 years. However, school teachers teaching this age group will be the facilitators for introducing these tool kits to the beneficiaries. 

Read the attachments in the Downloads section below for more details.

Who can apply?


The supplier must possess the relevant expertise to deliver the required services, including:

- Experience of having worked with schools to deliver digital resources

  •   Technical expertise  and experience related to the development of school resources, in particular resources on developing core skills


- Technical expertise for creating resources in Automobile Technology

  • Sector specific experience in working with WorldSkills competitions / the Skills Show ‘Have-a-go’ experiences specifically in Automobile Technology
  • Sector specific understanding and access to research required to incorporate labour market intelligence in careers advice
  • Experience of having worked in the area of careers advice
  •  Understanding of the purpose of the British Council, and our work in Skills and Employability

We invite bids from consultants who have experience of both schools and skills; we also invite bids from consultants working in partnership to provide the expertise – i.e. one with the schools and one with the skills expertise; we also invite bids from consultants who have one of the above sets of expertise but who can demonstrate in their bid how they will bring the other expertise into their work through collaboration and research with other organisations.

Read the attachments in the Downloads section below for more details.

Application Deadline

 6 March 2017

The deadline for all applications is 6 March 2017 at 17:00 (IST). All applications must be submitted online using the attached Annex 3 and Annex 4. 

 Read the attachments in the Downloads section below for more details.


Activity Date
ITQ released 20 Feb 2017
Clarification questions* 24 Feb 2017, 17:00 IST
Clarification responses  28 Feb 2017
ITQ response submission 6 March 2017, 17:00 IST
Evaluation and selection  10 March 2017
Intention to award 15 March 2017

*Any clarification questions should be submitted via email to

Next steps

1. Read through all attachments in the 'Downloads' section below.

2. Familiarise yourself with the application form.  

3. Complete and submit the application form and cost of the project by 6 March, 5 pm IST