VocTech Seed Fund now open 13 February 2018
Fund is open for applications 13 Feb - 14 March
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
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement on the launch of the post-18 education review, Rebecca Garrod-Waters, Chief Executive Officer of Ufi, said:
“We welcome the review of post-18 education, particularly the thinking on increasing parity between the different educational pathways. However, we strongly believe that increasing access to education, alongside tangible routes to employment and better outcomes for learners can only come about through new delivery models which include the use of digital tools.
VocTech Seed 2018 is now open for applications for grants of up to £50k over 12 months, for early stage projects that could have a real impact on vocational learning.
Ufi are looking for interesting new ideas for using digital technology to outcomes for learners and the quality of vocational teaching and training. The application process is open to all technologies and organisations, and is particularly suitable for entrepreneurs and start-ups.