Monday 22 September 2014 - 00:00 to Friday 26 September 2014 - 00:00

The success and growth of UK businesses is dependent on the development of skills that meet the needs of the modern workplace and the changing economy. Employers need to be confident that technical education and skills training programmes are of high quality and are relevant to their businesses, and learners need to know that their qualifications are widely recognised and valued. Central to this are robust quality assurance mechanisms and systems. Built on more than 150 years of experience, the UK technical and vocational education system incorporates a comprehensive set of quality assurance mechanisms that ensure skills training are relevant to the needs of UK business. These mechanisms include the development of robust employer led qualifications accredited to a national qualifications framework, quality assurance standards for institutions delivering training and an independent, public auditing process. All of this is supported by an outcome-based funding mechanism which is designed to continuously enhance quality of provision.

This seminar focuses on quality assurance in technical education and skills and will provide delegates with useful models for the comparison and review of their own national systems. The Seminars will benefit senior government officials, policy and decision makers, employers and employer organisations, donor agency, representatives and senior education staff.

Delegates will have the opportunity to meet with leading UK experts through presentations and facilitated workshops, and visit colleges and businesses to see how quality assurance operates in different learning environments. There will be excellent opportunities to network with decision and policy makers from around the world with an interest in quality assurance and improvement of learning provision.

The objectives:

  • To share knowledge and best practice in the area of quality assurance in technical education and skills.
  • To provide a detailed introduction to the approaches, tools and systems
  • used to improve and maintain quality in technical education and skills in the UK.
  • To provide opportunities to network with leading UK and international experts in the field of quality assurance.
  • To explore how approaches in quality assurance and improvement, discussed during the seminar could provide useful models for delegates’ national reform plans.

Partner for this seminar is The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted).

If you are from Serbia and you are interested to take part in this event, please contact Aleksandar Borisavljevic from our Belgrade office.