VocTech Seed Fund application deadline 14 March 2018
Fund is open for applications 13 Feb - 14 March 5pm
Our aim is to help improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce by funding digital solutions for vocational learning. We only fund activity that is ‘scalable’ through technology, ie projects that use digital methods to widen access to vocational learning. While digital learning solutions are potentially open to all, we are especially keen to assist digital projects which involve post school age vocational learners that have failed to be engaged by the education system.
We fund projects which act as catalysts for change
70 Funded projects
256,000 people involved
£4,860,470 in grant funding
Innovative, tech led solutions to improving adult vocational learning in the UK
Projects where some technology development has already taken place and our funding can help to accelerate its development
Proposals for products or services that can be scaled up to reach a large number of learners and thus have significant impact
The freshly published EdTech 50, launched by EdTech UK and Jisc last week, celebrates 50 organisations and individuals who are leading the way in developing effective and impactful new tech for the education sector. Ufi are delighted to see some of our funded projects and our Trustees recognised for their impact through thoughtful solutions and the increasing awareness of the benefit that technology can bring to vocational learning.
Top 50: Pioneering Imaginative Employability Approaches
With the introduction of T levels, managing work placements at colleges effectively and efficiently will be of vital importance.
Sussex Downs College is developing a new approach to meet this challenge. The Digital Guild, supported by grant funding from Ufi, is a new platform that supports employer engagement, confirms work readiness, matches learners to placements and supports the creation of online work placement plans. On placement, the platform allows learners to capture evidence of outcomes, record assessments and for employers to provide feedback and references.