The British Council’s work in Skills aims to enhance the quality of skills systems by encouraging closer links between education, employers and policy makers in the UK and worldwide. Working with partners we produce resources and research designed to inform policy reform and system transformation and to support international development work. 

Led by global developments and demand, over the last few years we explored the different perspectives of TVET Governance. The third and last report in this series focuses on the effect of governance upon institutional leaders in vocational education.

TVET Governance: the role of institutional leaders

It asks leaders from nine countries about what they consider to be the critical issues related to TVET governance. We know that leaders are the key agents of implementing change and those that make reform happen and this report highlights some key questions for policy makers. 

Go to the TVET Governance page

New research series: TVET Inclusion

Currently we observe an increased interest in the UK and globally in the role TVET plays for addressing the inclusion agenda. In their ambition to create a fair society and a strong economy, governments around the world are investing in skills development that not only meets the changing needs of business and increases productivity, but also enables people from all backgrounds to fulfil their potential. Sustainable growth can only be achieved if education and market systems are inclusive for all groups in society.

Inclusion of refugees in technical and vocation education and training: an exploration of funding, planning and delivery

Our first research in the series provides an analysis of the situation of refugees and their inclusion in TVET provision across five countries – Ethiopia, Jordan, Pakistan, South Africa and the UK. It considers availability, accessibility, acceptability and adaptability before providing examples of good practice and makes recommendations to relevant actors involved in TVET for refugees. Full report available at the bottom of the page for download.

Disabled people’s inclusion within UK technical and vocational education and training

The second report in the inclusion series explores a range of TVET models that ensure good learning outcomes associated with meaningful employment for disabled people. It includes case studies from UK policy and practice that may be of interest to other countries and provides analysis and recommendations to relevant stakeholders. Full report available at the bottom of the page for download.

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