Last week, Language Link London welcomed a group of teachers from a vocational school in Lithuania coming through the Erasmus+ programme for a 1-week personalised professional development course for teachers ” Quality Assurance in Vocational Training“.
The teachers, from the Klaipeda Tourism School, were here on a course designed around visits to UK schools, vocational centres and businesses that host vocational students to look at methods used for quality assurance and general best practices.
Their aim was to learn more about how vocational education is carried out in other EU countries and see what kind of problems they face as well as inspiration for how to deal with those problems.
Their week included a visit to the apprenticeship centre of Richmond upon Thames college, in which they were shown the methods of assessment and training of the apprentices.
The following day, they went to a five star hotel, which is managed by one of our corporate partners in our internship scheme. They had the possibility to talk with its manager and its staff trainer, which enables them to observe their training system followed by a Q+A session.
Finally, a visit to the Evelyn Grace Academy allowed them an overview of the UK secondary school provision.