News and updates


News updates are a key part of our sharing of best practice and impact from around the globe. Here we have news of our overseas projects where our team of experts are delivering high quality, high impact technical and vocational education and training TVET solutions at a government, industrial and individual level. We will also be sharing news of our Erasmus+ and donor bank related TVET work.

School Leaver Awards 2020 Supported

The Global Skills Ledger team is again supporting the School Leaver Awards 2020 awards.

The School Leaver Awards 2020 celebrate the top employers and training providers for school and college leavers on apprenticeship programmes.

Employers, training providers, colleges and their agencies can put themselves forward for the awards which are free to enter. Unlike other awards, The School Leaver Awards 2020 are based on the opinions of apprentices themselves.

With more than 600,000 […]

Carving New Furniture Skills

In the UK alone, the furniture sector is a substantial industry. According to Government statistics over 8,000 companies contribute £11.1 billion to the country’s GDP, which equates to 2.2% of manufacturing output. Over a quarter of a million jobs are dependent on the success of the industry, with 107,000 in manufacturing. Consumer spending on furniture and furnishings equates to a whopping £16.2 billion per year.

Ensuring that the furniture industry continues to develop the most appropriate skills now and for the […]

Industry4.0 Skills Success via In4Wood

Global Skills Ledger was a key player in developing Industry4.0 skills curriculum for the Wood and Furniture Sectors across Europe. Our experts provided world-class Quality Assurance and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) throughout this three year European project.

The 4th industrial revolution presents huge challenges for industry, for current workers and new entrants. Across Europe, the furniture and wood sector identified that a shortage of professionals with sufficient Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills is having a profound negative effect […]

More Global Skills Experts Join Our Team

Global Skills Ledger’s award-winning team just got that little bigger.  

Our team has a combined experience of more than 400 years and it is all technical and vocational education and training (TVET) skills related! Our experts don’t just develop skills policy, shape strategy or deliver skills interventions, our team lives and breathes skills every day in all corners of the globe.

Meet our experts 

John Mountford, our International Further Education Expert, formally CEO of […]

Supporting UK Government’s Global TVET

Global Skills Ledger’s Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Ledger, will be using his considerable and award-winning technical and vocational education and training (TVET) expertise during a secondment to the UK Government. 

Jonathan will be working as the Global TVET Specialist for the Department of International Trade’s Education Team. He will lead the team’s work in developing commercial international TVET opportunities for UK providers, developing the UK TVET export capacity, and promoting the UK’s capabilities in the sector. 

The role of the Education team within the […]

Erasmus+ Furniture Partners Hosted in UK

On Tuesday 23rd May 2017, Global Skills Ledger Ltd hosted a meeting with European Erasmus+ project partners in

The team of 15 colleagues are collaborating under the Erasmus+ strand KA2 – ‘Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices’ in relation to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Furniture and Upholstery industries. Their aim is the develop careers guidance frameworks and modular e-learning training programmes which will develop the skills […]

Bangladeshi Delegation WorldSkills UK Study Tour

Global Skills Ledger hosted a delegation of Government and education experts from Bangladesh on behalf of British Council from 24th to 28th April 2017.

The UK Study Tour was aimed at supporting and enabling Bangladesh’s development and understanding of WorldSkills participation by providing a more in-depth insight into making WorldSkills work. It explored the collaborative opportunities and the real challenges that lie ahead. The Government of Bangladesh’s aim is to participate in the WorldSkills global competition for the first time in […]

UK Excellence In Education Mission Success in Vietnam

In partnership with UK Skills Federation, Semta International and Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), Global Skills Ledger’s CEO, Jonathan Ledger spent the week of Monday 27th to Thursday 30th March 2017 in Vietnam promoting the UK’s world-class Technical and Vocational Education and Training sector and to speak at the Department for International Trade’s ‘Excellence in Education’ workshop.

During the week, Global Skills Ledger and Sector Skills Council colleagues met with Government Ministry officials, stakeholders, donor organisations such as Asian Development Bank […]

Turkish Furniture delegation completes training in UK

Global Skills Ledger Ltd is a key partner in an Erasmus+ project which will see the development and implementation of a new careers guidance system and a comprehensive modularised online training programme for the Furniture sector in Turkey.

From Monday 20th to Friday 24th March 2017, a delegation from Turkish education institutes completed a comprehensive training programme in the UK. It was designed and delivered by Global Skills Ledger’s training and assessment expert, Andy Rotherham and hosted by Didac’s Woodwise Academy in Bristol.

The […]