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The Pilot: four strands

The Pilot: four strands

The main objective of the WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence is to make a tangible, positive difference for learners in technical education.  Through our partnership with NCFE’, we will run this three-year pilot to help us to test a range of methods and practices to disseminate and mainstream excellence across UK skills system.

The pilot is underpinned by four key strands:

Knowledge and skills transfer: train the Trainer Programme

Our High-Performing Skills Coaches will lead the development of a knowledge and skills transfer programme with 200 educators and 40 colleges to disseminate world-class vocational expertise to mainstream excellence and transform the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, embedding international practices and techniques.

Register your interest for phase 2, we will re-open the application window in spring 2021.

Transferring Global Best Practice – Video and Resource Library
We will curate a library of a collection of short videos, tools and resources for educators across a range of curriculum areas. These will assist in raising capacity in developing technical excellence in young people by drawing on our world-class expertise of international standards of best practice and will feature insights from experts globally.

The resources will be launched towards the end of the year, sign up here to be notified when they are released.

Informing policy and standards
Our team of High- Performing Skills Coaches will play a pivotal role influencing and informing standards.  They will also contribute towards the development of NCFE qualifications, assessment, standards and resources, and we are keen to work with other awarding organisations on qualifications and the development of standards.

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Transferring our global insights
We will be exploring how other countries who have interesting and pioneering technical education systems, develop the skills of their technical education workforce to ensure high quality teaching standards.  

The research will identify current challenges facing the technical education sector, including in the area of workforce development, and identify how initiatives in other countries might act as useful lessons for the UK.