At the end of January, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) played host to 7 teachers from Klaipėda Tourism School in Lithuania. The visit was organised in association with the EU's Erasmus+ programme, a funding scheme to support activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport and to find out how the UK delivers high quality vocational education.
The group came to the UK on a two-week development programme entitled Quality Assurance in Vocational Training, designed around visits to leading UK schools, vocational centres and businesses that offer vocational courses and look at methods used for quality assurance and general best practice within the vocational education sector. The teachers were keen to learn about how vocational education is carried out at RuTC and any challenges faced by the college in delivering an extensive vocational curriculum.
During the visit, Susan Pieterse, Head of RuTC’s employer engagement and apprenticeships centre, Training Solutions, showed the delegates a wide range of facilities and classrooms covering the arts, catering and construction. The group from Klaipėda commented on the college’s impressive facilities, assessment process and appreciated the warm welcome they received from college staff.
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