Overview and background to the project

British Council in Vietnam’s English Programmes team is seeking a consultant to support a Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) – appointed Advisory Council to develop two sets of programme standards for pre-service English language education, aligned with the Vietnamese Qualifications Framework (VQF) (2016). One set of standards will relate to English pedagogy and one set of standards will relate to English language.

Expected outputs and outcomes of the project are summarised as follows:

Outcome 1 – Clear programme standards are established and implemented for English pedagogy and English language education in Viet Nam which reflect a closer alignment between the theory and knowledge taught at academic institutions across Viet Nam, and the practical skills needed to better prepare students for employability upon graduation.

Outcome 2 – The UK is recognised as a partner of choice for quality English language policy development.

Phase 1 Outputs
1.1 Draft Programme Standards for English language
1.2 Draft Programme Standards for English pedagogy

Phase 2 Outputs
2.1 Final set of Programme Standards for English language
2.2 Final set of Programme Standards for English pedagogy
2.3 Final report on the research into and analysis of capabilities required of learners of English language and English pedagogy.

Phase 3 Output
3.1 Training plan and guidelines to support the introduction of programme standards across colleges and universities in Vietnam.
3.2 Plan for the delivery of training to two pilot groups


Activity Timeline
Request for proposal 1 August (extended 29 August)
Deadline for clarification questions 5 September
Application deadline 12 September
Proposal assessment Week 12 September
Notification of proposal’s outcome Week 19 September
Agreement signing End of September
Project implementation Phase 1: October–December
Phase 2: 2 February
Phase 3: March

Please submit your application using the form and email it to Senior Academic Manager, Davide Gilmartin (davideg.gilmartin@britishcouncil.org.vn) and Programme Manager, Nga Le (nga.le@britishcouncil.org.vn)

Application documents should include:

  • Technical proposal, specifying the approach to the brief, and time framework (Annex 2)
  • Commercial proposal, detailing daily fee rates and other associated costs (Annex 3)
  • Full CV(s) in English, including accounts of previous relevant experience.

Applications should be submitted by Monday 12 September 2022, 23.59 GMT.

Applications submitted after this date may not be considered by the reviewing panel.

If you have any questions about your application, please email to Senior Academic Manager, Davide Gilmartin (davideg.gilmartin@britishcouncil.org.vn) and Programme Manager, Nga Le (nga.le@britishcouncil.org.vn) and allow at least three working days for a response. 

Applications can be submitted through the form, with a written budget. Applicants who may have additional accessibility needs and would prefer to submit their application in another format should get in touch in advance. We will endeavour to do everything we can to accommodate any needs. 

We look forward to receiving your application.