Category Archives: International (general)

Is the European Qualifications Framework Fit for Purpose?

The European Qualifications Framework was first proposed 10 years ago and launched in 2008.  Questions are now being asked about whether the Framework has worked.  Is it fit for purpose? Does it make a difference to people’s lives?  Is it … Continue reading

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International Teaching and Learning Conference

Sue Snowball, formerly Learning and Organisational Development Manager at Coleg Gwent and now lead organiser of ColegauCymru’s international teaching and learning conference, shares insights on the development and purposes of the conference.   When I was asked in November to … Continue reading

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How should we formally recognise masters of trades and professions?

What exactly is a vocational ‘Master’ and should we have them in Wales? A look at Master Craftsperson Qualifications in Europe               As Wales’ National Contact Point for the European Qualifications Framework, I was … Continue reading

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Working with European nations to open up the world of work across Europe to vocational learners

At the European Parliament in Brussels last week, Wales had the key task of considering, with other nations, how to open up opportunities for more vocational learners and apprentices to undertake periods of work or study abroad. I had been … Continue reading

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The developing agenda: Wales and Chongqing education interests

A first: Vocational Focus of Chongqing Delegation The Wales-Chongqing Further Education Consortium, led by CollegesWales with eleven of Wales’ colleges in membership, was launched in October 2011 by Wales’ First Minister the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones. Vocational interests In December 2012, … Continue reading

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India: opportunity on a grand scale

ColegauCymru was invited by the UK Government’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to participate in a roundtable discussion in India on 20 April 2012.   The roundtable was jointly organised by the UK India Education and Research Initiative … Continue reading

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