British Council

Skills and employability

We help build the skills of young people and adults so they are able to work and compete in today’s globalised world. By encouraging closer links between education and industry we strengthen the technical and vocational sector.

We provide institutions with:

  • International conferences, seminars, workshops and study visits
  • Enterprise challenges for young people 
  • International skills partnerships.

International Education Services

British Council International Education Services is a global programme to support UK Education institutions in their international work.  We operate in more than 50 countries, providing services for international student recruitment, market intelligence, and enabling the development of working relationships with institutions in countries.


Erasmus+ offers mobility opportunities across Europe for learners and staff engaged in vocation education and training (VET) including: 

  • Overseas VET traineeships for learners
  • Teaching/training assignments for VET staff
  • Staff training at another VET institution in Europe   

UK organisations involved in vocational education and training can also apply for funding to run collaborative projects. These partnerships last 2 or 3 years and are a flexible way of working with partners from different countries. 

For more information and how to apply, please visit the Erasmus+ website.

International Professional Learning Communities

College staff have the opportunity to visit a country overseas to observe best practice in workforce skills development and explore the integrated network of partners that collaborate to ensure that education and training prepare the population for the world of work. The visits will help to inform policy and help shape the further education sector in Wales.