When: 7 – 9 March 2017

Where: Edinburgh

Cost: £800 (includes 3 nights’ accommodation)

With those engaged in self-employment having risen by almost 300,000 in Scotland over the last eight years, Edinburgh will provide a dynamic setting for this British Council Skills Seminar. The aim is to explore the differing approaches to entrepreneurship training within the wider international skills agenda by drawing on the expertise and varied perspectives of entrepreneurs, government officials and representatives from the education sector.

We will address key issues, including:

  • Should enterprise training be included within or additional to technical training?
  • The part played by mentoring
  • Means of reaching disadvantaged groups
  • The roles of policy frameworks and different stakeholders
  • Equipping learners with the skills needed for the 21st century

Visits to Scottish colleges, innovation hubs and businesses will also be incorporated into the event.

Highlights of the programme include:

  • Visits to leading practitioners who have delivered impactful programmes
  • Expert speakers from the government, businesses and education institutions
  • Interactive workshops with the chance to meet stakeholders working in the sector

Who should attend?

The seminar is best suited to stakeholders from government, industry and education who are seeking to understand best practice with regards to equipping trainees with enterprise skills. It will also be of interest to those engaging with entrepreneurialism within vocational education as a policy priority.


Please register here if you would like to attend the seminar. The deadline for registration is the 30 January 2017.

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. As we would like to allow as many countries as possible the opportunity to send delegates, we request that no more than 5 delegates (and 1 British Council staff member) per country register for the seminar. We recommend registering early to avoid disappointment.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Andy Hall:

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