Further Education (FE) colleges are being encouraged to submit their applications for the Turing Scheme which closes for the FE and Vocational Education and Training (VET) activities on 7 May at 12 noon.
The Turing Scheme provides funding for those individuals undertaking education and training in the UK to go on study or work placements across the world. It affords the opportunity for UK organisations to offer life-changing experiences abroad for their pupils, students, and learners.
The Scheme specifically references competition activity and this is a great opportunity to develop competition programmes with other nations, including college to college activity to raise the standards of young people’s technical skills.
There is no minimum or maximum number of participants per project application and the following durations apply for FE and VET activities:
• Studies and traineeship mobility in FE and/or VET providers and/or companies abroad from 2 weeks (10 work/study days) to 12 months
• Placements outside of Europe should have a minimum duration of 15 days excluding travel time
• Participation in skills competitions abroad, including WorldSkills UK activities, from one to 10 days
• Where duly justified in the application form, mobilities for five days can be run for participants with special educational needs and/or disabilities
The Turing Scheme will contribute to the UK Government’s commitment to a Global Britain, by helping organisations enhance their existing international ties and forge new relationships around the world.