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British Council

 75% of the working-age population (20-64 years) in work by 2020

Equipping young people with the right skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow is one of the ways in which EU employment targets for 2020 will be reached.  

Skills and vocational qualifications are hugely important in securing employability for young people throughout Europe.  Level 3 and Level 5 UK vocational qualifications like Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) provide not only a route into employment but also into Higher Education in the UK.  

We offer support to all institutions in Spain interested in setting up agreements with UK universities or colleges to offer their students the opportunity to gain UK Higher Education qualifications via  top-up articulation programmes.  For example agreements can be set up which allow students entry into years 2 or 3 of UK degree progammes on successful completion of their vocational programme of studies at a Spanish centre