Measures announced to boost education exports, international study and global opportunities

On Saturday, the Government announced new measures to attract more overseas students, boosting access to global student exchanges for thousands of people, and supporting international education partnerships. In addition, the Department for International Trade and Department for Education jointly published the 2021 update to the International Education Strategy, which restates the government’s commitment to increase education exports to £35 billion per year by 2030.

This follows the announcement of the new £110 million Turing scheme in December. The pioneering scheme will support students from across the UK, from all backgrounds, to take advantage of the benefits of studying and working abroad from September 2021. 

The updated International Education Strategy will work alongside the Turing scheme; supporting the education sector to build back better from the pandemic, by boosting global growth opportunities. 

The updated measures to boost the UK’s world-renowned education exports include: 
Launching a consultation for a new international teaching qualification, International Qualified Teacher Status (iQTS).Promoting UK teaching methods for supporting those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) internationally and increasing export opportunities for UK chartered professional bodies; Setting out priority countries for the International Education Champion, Sir Steve Smith, to focus his activity. Immediate priorities are: Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, India and Indonesia.Click here to read the new strategy and discover the benefits for your business in the education sector. 

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