vocational education leadership training

College Partnerships

The British Council is a global leader in developing international partnerships between vocational colleges. We build partnerships through a process that is transparent, merit-based and reviewed by a panel of experts. Please visit our global site for more information. 


We run training programmes across China that raise the capacity of Chinese educators by introducing them to areas of UK expertise. Our range of training programmes are tailor-made to individual needs. 

  • Leadership training: These interactive modules help technical and vocational education and training (TVET)  leaders develop a long term vision and ethos for their institutions, manage their operations, inspire and lead their teams and drive institutional development.
  • Quality assurance training: These workshops enable key subject teachers and faculty leads to enhance their research and development capability in working with employers on curriculum design, pedagogical innovations and teaching methodology.
  • Teacher training: This programme is designed to enable local educational authorities to introduce the UK’s robust TVET quality assurance system in China and help local education authorities and schools set up internal and external quality assurance mechanisms.
  • Apprenticeship assessor training: This programme instructs Chinese teachers and training managers on how to carry out competency based assessment, allowing them to accurately measure the work readiness of apprentices and young people on work placements.

For more information on our training, please contact us


We run UK apprenticeships in China. Please visit Apprenticeships page for details. If you are an employer with a presence in China or a college that is interested in piloting an apprenticeship, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us to get involved.


We provide opportunities for Chinese and British skills experts and young competitors to assist each other in preparing for skills competitions. We also run Skills Champions Roadshows to transform perceptions of vocational education. For more details, please visit WorldSkills page.  Contact us if you would like to take part in one of our WorldSkills events.

Market updates

We compile monthly Market Updates about China’s rapidly evolving technical and vocational education and training sector. They can be found on our global site.