Continuing Professional Development for Trainers

The Government of India, under Prime Minister Modi, has embarked upon a massive task of skilling 400 million youth of India by 2020 in order to meet the ever growing manpower requirements of the rapidly growing economy.

Specifically in relation to trainers in the skill sector it states, “The availability of good quality trainers is a major area of concern. There is a lack of focus on development of trainer training programmes, and career progression pathways for trainers have also not been defined.”

The British Council’s Teaching for Success helps transform the quality of teaching in primary and secondary schools. It exemplifies the British Council’s vision that all teachers in the world have high quality continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities that improve their own professional understanding and practice and their learners’ success. The approach is underpinned by the British Council Frameworks of Continuing Professional Development for teachers and teacher educators.

The British Council has worked extensively in developing CPD frameworks for English Language teachers in schools based on some of the shared understanding of CPD as has been highlighted below:

The CPD frameworks provide access to:

  • self-assessment for teachers and teacher educators of their knowledge and skills
  • English language level assessment
  • benchmarking of teaching professionals’ English language skills
  • analysis of needs for our clients and partners
  • our large portfolio of modular training and development materials
  • assessment of impact of professional development.

Now, British Council India is inviting proposals from consultants/experts with a Skills background who can help review British Council’s existing CPD framework and make recommendations to ascertain if:

  • It can be adapted or is suitable to the requirements of technical and vocational education trainers, master trainers and leaders
  • Explore the professional development needs of trainers, master trainers and leaders in the technical and vocational education sector.
  • Identify the stages of core professional practises that teaching professionals go through
  • Provide recommendations for both public and private training providers delivering publicly funded training in India.

*Any clarification questions should be submitted via email to sheena.cherian@britishcouncil.org

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Objectives of this scoping study

While the British Council has developed CPD framework for - school teachers, teacher educators, and school leaders - a CPD framework for trainers, master trainers and leaders is in technical and vocational education sector yet to be explored.

The overall objective of this scoping study is to

  • Review British Council’s existing CPD framework and make recommendations to ascertain if it can be adapted or is suitable to the requirements of technical and vocational education trainers, master trainers and leaders
  • Explore the professional development needs of trainers, master trainers and leaders in the technical and vocational education sector.
  • Identify the stages of core professional practises that teaching professionals go through
  • Provide recommendations for both public and private training providers delivering publicly funded training in India.

Any clarification questions should be submitted via email to sheena.cherian@britishcouncil.org

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Who can Apply?

Expertise

Experts/consultant/organisations based in the UK with experience in having worked on professional development requirements of trainers and leaders in the Technical and Vocational Education sector

Any clarification questions should be submitted via email to sheena.cherian@britishcouncil.org

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Outcomes of the study

The scoping report will:

  • Review British Council’s CPD framework for 1) Trainers; 2) Master Trainers; 3) Technical and vocational education leaders and report on its relevance, while also providing insights into the aspects which would require customisation and adaptation in the Indian context
  • Provide recommendations and strategies on the way forward for creation of a CPD framework for 1) Trainers; 2) Master Trainers; 3) Technical and Vocational education leaders; and provide recommendations on how CPD can be adapted for public and private training providers delivering publicly funded training programmes in India.
  • Briefly outline the training and professional needs of trainers, teacher trainers and leaders in the Vocational Education sector in India
  • Briefly indicate the stages that teaching professionals in the vocational sector go through in relation to core professional practices

Any clarification questions should be submitted via email to sheena.cherian@britishcouncil.org

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Application Deadline

The deadline for all applications is 3 April 2017 at 16:00 (IST). 

Any clarification questions should be submitted via email to sheena.cherian@britishcouncil.org

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Timelines

Activity Date
RFP released date 17 March 2017
Deadline for raising queries 24 March 2017, 16:00 Indian Standard Time (IST)
Clarification responses by British Council 28 March 2017
RFP response submission 3 April 2017 16:00 Indian Standard Time (IST)
Evaluation and selection of RFP responses 4-6 April 2017
Contract Decision 14 April 2017
Contract start date 17 April 2017