Our international strategy aims to benefit and create opportunities for our learners, staff and the wider college community, as well as addressing sector challenges alongside our global partners.
New College Lanarkshire's Internationalisation Strategy launched in January 2017 with significant progress being made in line with its objectives:
New College Lanarkshire aspires to develop international activities to make a positive contribution to partner countries, share ideas and best practice and address the Scottish Government’s priority areas i.e. the development of STEM subjects. Activities include:
NCL host a range of incoming groups from partner organisations for the purposes of training and partnership development; internationalising campus life and creating an international mind-set:
NCL co-operate with a range of partners on joint programmes designed to enhance international standards of education. Examples include:
NCL support a number of international staff training and exchange opportunities for the benefit of staff and learners:
A number of UK-based organisations support us in our international activities, including:
British Council International Skills Partnerships bring together experienced organisations in the UK skills sector with counterparts in other countries to deliver skills development projects.
Tunisia: Employer Engagement
New College Lanarkshire is partnered with the National Centre of Training and Professional Promotion (CNFCPP), a government institute in Tunisia.
The partnership focuses on methods of engagement for young people, employers and the labour market and a collaborative project with West Lothian College is in the pipeline.
South Africa: Apprenticeship Development
The College is partnered with Central Johannesburg College (CJC) in South Africa, to develop apprenticeship delivery models in the area of Automotive Engineering.
This project has encouraged better staff engagement within the workplace, increased awareness of industry standards and needs, and established collaboration between networks and partnerships in Scotland and South Africa.
The project has been very successful, achieving all desired outcomes. In January 2018, New College Lanarkshire and Central Johannesburg College were teamed with South West Gauteng College in order to undertake an Advanced Partnership project which will build on achievements to date.
Strategic Partnership Agreements
New College Lanarkshire has strategic partnership agreements in place in China for joint-delivery programmes in Dental Nursing. We provide online access to non-accredited materials to these partners, as well as opportunities for staff training and exchange. We also offer short-term study abroad opportunities for Chinese students.
Scotland China Education Network (SCEN)
New College Lanarkshire is also a member of the Scotland China Education Network (SCEN), and a SCEN Ambassador.
With more than 350 members, SCEN promotes the learning of Chinese and China's culture in Scottish schools to promote partnerships with the country.
We are active members of the Shandong Scotland Education and Enterprise Partnership (SSEEP) Planning Group. The purpose of SSEEP is to accelerate the advancement of international co-operation, educational connections, cultural understanding and trade and investment collaboration between the two partners.
New College Lanarkshire has a partnership agreement with ENPAWA, a socio-economic enterprise that aims to bring international standards of Dental Nursing to India.
We work alongside the Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT), a specialist awarding organisation, to develop and deliver courses in India.
It is hoped that the first ENPAWA training centre, currently under development, will open in Spring 2018, with programmes supported by New College Lanarkshire commencing Summer 2018.
SDI have provided funding for the following projects:
Tuesday 19 June 2018
We recently welcomed new partners from Chippewa Valley Technical College in the USA to the College.
Thursday 17 May 2018
An international partnership between New College Lanarkshire and two universities in China has taken a step forward following a recent visit.
Thursday 26 April 2018
The British Council has featured NCL's skills development in the automotive industry in South Africa as a huge success.