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UK/Caribbean Education Gateway

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Visiting the Caribbean

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Britain's education systems

For an overview of the UK education system, visit the British Council's education pages, which contain many links to education organisations, and to useful information sources on education. Visit our school linking network if you are a teacher or principal interested in setting up a UK/Caribbean school link.

If you're thinking of studying in Britain, visit our Study in Britain pages for more information.

Caribbean education systems

For information on Education in Jamaica, contact our Education Projects Manager, Gary Williams (E-mail:

For information on Education in Trinidad and Tobago, contact Manager Trinidad and Tobago, Harriet Massingberd (E-mail:

Visiting the Caribbean

Our Notes for Visitors to Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will be useful if you're planning a visit.

British Council helping to make links...

Minister of Education Youth and Culture, Burchell Whiteman, greeting participants in Link '98 at the Jamaica Conference Centre

In May 1998, the British Council mounted an education exposition called LINK 98, at the Jamaica Conference Centre. British educators, consultants and representatives from the British education industry met with Jamaican Education Ministry officials and teachers, and since then the contacts and exchanges have continued. For instance, City College Birmingham, led by Director of International Affairs, Snowdon Reid, has been collaborating with the Council of Community Colleges in Jamaica - ten students from six Jamaican colleges were awarded scholarships to City College in 2000/01, and many more students have obtained awards to study at South Birmingham and City Colleges during 2001/02 and 2002/03.

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