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British Council announces six funded opportunities to lead multi-lateral partnership projects with TVET Institutions in Ghana, Malaysia, India, and South Africa

British Council is now inviting UK FE Colleges and Training organisations to apply to participate in the ‘Improving Work Opportunities – Relaying Knowledge' (I-WORK) Project. We are interested in FE Colleges / Training organisations with a strong track record in employer engagement and work-based learning who will act as Lead Partner in collaborative clusters working with peer TVET providers from Ghana, India, Malaysia and South Africa. These opportunities will be of interest to those in the UK Skills sector who wish to further build their capacity in delivering international projects focussed on system level change and capacity building.  

What is the I-WORK Project?

'I-Work' is a collaborative project that will create enhanced opportunities for young people in the Commonwealth, by building capacity in TVET leaders and practitioners. Knowledge and innovation will be shared between TVET leaders and practitioners in five countries. Grants of £50,000 will be available for each of the six UK lead clusters and are funded through the FCO Fairness Fund.

How to apply?

The call for applications opens 3 December 2018. In order to apply, please download and save a copy of the application form, available in the Download section below. All completed applications should be submitted to Before applying, please take some time to read the ‘Annex 1- I-WORK Partnerships’ document in the Download section below. 

In order to be considered for these opportunities, the Application Form must be submitted by 5.00pm GMT 20 December 2018. British Council will assess and shortlist the applications and notify successful institutions.

A webinar will be offered on 7 December 2018 and repeated on 11 December 2018 (both at 11:00am GMT), led by British Council Skills Advisor Brian Wilson, which will provide applicants with further information on the 'I-Work Project' and tips for completing the application. If you are interested in participating please send us your details with preferred time / date and we will send you the link. Please send details to