Teachers from Dongguan Technician College will participate in a two-week training course on teaching methods in hospitality and international commerce at Walsall College in preparation for a joint-certificate programme between the two institutions.
UK experts from WorldSkills, an international skills competition for youth, will visit Guangzhou Industry and Trade College to deliver workshops on preparing for competitions, selecting candidates, and developing training bases for WorldSkills competitions.
South Tyneside College will visit its partner Yantai Shipbuilding Industrial School as part of a new agreement set up under the UK-China Partners in Education (UKCPIE) programme and the Chinese Ministry of Education.
Xinjiang Infant Normal School will visit its partner Dudley College as part of a new agreement under the UKCPIE partnership with the Ministry of Education.
West College Scotland's engineering department will visit Chengdu Technician College to hold workshops on topics including work-based assessments, quality assurance and internal verification and meet partner employers. Representatives will also recommend a suitable vocational qualification to use as a base for a future apprenticeship programme.
Meredydd David, Principal of Reaseheath College, will visit Xinjiang Agricultural Vocational Technical College to discuss opportunities for collaboration in the field of agriculture. The two colleges set up a partnership under the UKCPIE programme and the Ministry of Education.
A group of teachers and students from Gansu Province Secondary Vocational School of Technology will visit their partner City Plymouth College as part of a new agreement under the UKCPIE programme and the Ministry of Education.
Jointly organised by the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) and the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), the WFCP World Congress 2014 will be held at the China National Convention Center in Beijing from 24 to 26 October. A UK-China Principals’ Dialogue, initiated jointly by the British Council, CEAIE and the Association of Colleges (AoC), is scheduled for 25 October. Issues including how to improve the quality of vocational education, share online resources, and strengthen international collaboration will be discussed.
Chinese and British curriculum experts and three Chinese colleges will meet at Guangdong Industrial Technician College from 13 to 17 October for further discussions on standards and curriculum arrangements in the fields of air-conditioning and refrigeration, graphic design, web design, and automobile technology. Jointly initiated by the British Council and the WorldSkills organisation in China in May, the programme aims to bring Chinese vocational and teaching standards in line with international best practice.
Walsall College's principal will lead a delegation to Dongguan Technician College to establish a joint-curriculum programme.
A delegation form Burton and South Derbyshire College will visit its partner Beijing Railway Electrification College to continue discussions on an apprenticeship programme. The partnership was established under the UKCPIE programme and the Ministry of Education.
Chengdu Technician College will visit West College Scotland to learn about apprenticeship models in the UK.
Chongqing Industrial School will send a group of teachers to shadow their counterparts at Coleg y Cymoedd in Wales. This comes after a training session in June.
A group of teachers and students from Shenzhen Institute of Technology will visit Bradford College on a 14-day technical exchange to work on a joint submission to the Bradford 2015 International Animation Festival.
Teachers from Xinjiang Infant Normal School will participate in training sessions on leadership, teacher quality, and quality assurance organised by their partner Dudley College.