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.
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