Current projects

Our projects, past and present.

Employability Skills

partnership

Andhra Pradesh Employability Skills run in partnership with the British Council India, Andhra Pradesh Government (AP) and Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE)

This is an exciting project which complements the British Council’s online Learn English Select programme. Emma Sue was appointed as Team Leader to design and develop a face-to-face syllabus of employability and soft skills to engage university students. It is part of a larger initiative to train and upsklll teachers and trainers in India to equip them to deliver employability and soft skills. 82,000 students have registered for the learner programme across 200 participating institutions across the region. The first students are enrolled and experiencing this innovative programme throughout 2018!

Employability Skills

partnership

Andhra Pradesh Employability Skills run in partnership with the British Council India, Andhra Pradesh Government (AP) and Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE)

This is an exciting project which complements the British Council’s online Learn English Select programme. Emma Sue is appointed as Team Leader to design and develop a face-to-face syllabus of employability and soft skills to engage university students. It is part of a larger initiative to train and upsklll teachers and trainers in India to equip them to deliver employability and soft skills. Emma Sue’s team are designing practical session plans and materials which will be delivered to over 100,000 students from September 2017.

Apprenticeship Levy

Learning & Development

We were delighted to work again with Sift Media and the Open University to produce a practical Learning and Development Guide on how to use the new Apprenticeship Levy  to drive business performance, skills and productivity in organisations. The Guide focuses on the new Higher Level Degree Apprenticeships:

  • Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship
  • Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship
  • Higher Apprenticeship in Health (Assistant Practitioner) and offers organisations practical how-to tips on conducting a skills audit, integrating new apprenticeships into existing training provision, how to leverage mentoring and coaching frameworks you may already be using and great advice on how to select the best training provider.

Apprenticeship Levy

Learning & Development

We were delighted to once again work with Sift Media and the Open University to produce a practical Learning and Development Guide on how to use the new Apprenticeship Levy to drive business performance, skills and productivity in organisations. The Guide focuses on the new Higher Level Degree Apprenticeships:

  • Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship
  • Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship
  • Higher Apprenticeship in Health (Assistant Practitioner) It offers organisations practical how-to tips on conducting a skills audit, integrating new apprenticeships into existing training provision, how to leverage mentoring and coaching frameworks you may already be using and great advice on how to select the best training provider.
English for Employability Tunisia
English for Employability Tunisia

In 2017 we prepared a Monitoring and Evaluation plan for this four-year donor-funded project working with 40,000 young people graduating from TVET programmes in Tunisia. This project is about upskilling vocational training staff in order to improve employability prospects for the unemployed. Young people are one of the largest unemployed and disenfranchised groups in Tunisia. This project runs from 2017 – 2020 and Unimenta hopes to continue to work as the M&E consultant for this project producing M&E tools, implementation plans, local support and training as well as external evaluation.

Improving Teacher Education in Sri Lanka
Improving Teacher Education in Sri Lanka

Lead researcher/advisor on teacher education comparator study for the British Council Sri Lanka. This project is all about researching best practice teacher education models in India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore and Pakistan in order to support a major educational reform in Sri Lanka to equip teachers to be able to deliver 21 st century and employability skills. The work included the preparation of concept note, rationale and full business report on each country as well as making recommendations for building capacity, implementation processes and best practice on a country as well as an institutional level. An ongoing role is expected as the project unfolds.

Malaysia
Malaysia

We will be conducting a series of online professional development webinars for British Council trainers who deliver communication skills to corporate clients. The professional development focus will be on using experiential learning, strengthening facilitation skills and how to handle emerging learning outcome

Bangladesh
Bangladesh

Lead researcher on employability and soft skills framework project with the largest NGO in the world BRAC in Bangladesh. This work supports BRAC with linking one of their employability projects with a new soft skills framework and includes working with specific industries to identify relevant Soft Skills competences and their measurement as well as key language requirements. This role includes consulting with key stakeholders and government ministries and having a strong understanding of EU/DfID and UKAid funded projects.

India
India

Lead designer and consultant on soft skills and employability training programme working with young graduates in India. This blended learning programme will pilot new digital badges in employability and soft skills by City & Guilds. The role involves that of materials design for pilot programmes as well as support with budgets and financial forecasting to set up on-the-ground institutions and learning centres.

Practical Business Communication
Practical Business Communication

Emma Sue has recently published a new study skills book for students, published by Macmillan Palgrave. She will continue to offer Life Skills webinars at the Macmillan Education Online Conferences. In 2017 Emma Sue was delighted to be offering Life Skills coaching to Macmillan’s Work Experience Competition winners.

Working with Algerian school inspectors
Working with Algerian school inspectors

In early 2018 we worked with one of our partners TransformELT to deliver training to 80 middle and secondary school inspectors in Algiers. Our work focused on developing coaching and mentoring skills, leadership skills, dealing with change as well as personal development. We travelled down to Algiers once a month – a rewarding and fun project.

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