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06

Oct

Klik2Learn - A Journey 2 Basic Skills

Focusing on technology that can transform language learning.

03

Oct

Revolution In The Education System

Gavin Williamson [declares he] has ‘mission to deliver nothing less than a revolution in technical education’.

02

Oct

Investing For 2030 And Beyond

We have to ensure these technologies don’t widen the gap to accessibility.

30

Sep

Groop - New Accreditation Tool

A Unique Proposition With Gamified Badging.

24

Sep

The Company Of The Future

Joe Ludlow - My thoughts on the new series 'the company of the future' from Financial Times

20

Sep

Twelve New Projects Added To Ufi's Portfolio

Meet the projects of #VocTech Seed 2019

15

Jul

The Web for Classrooms - Wizenoze

Can using less complex language actually improve comprehension?

14

Jun

VocTech Impact - Large Number of Learners

What do we mean in our criteria when we say 'a large number of learners'?

13

Jun

Introduction to Ufi Ventures

We’ve established Ufi Ventures to invest in companies developing digital technologies that give people and businesses the skills needed for work, now and in the future.

20

May

VocTech Impact - Case Studies

To help put the criteria for #VocTech Impact into a meaningful context for you we’ve put together a few real-life examples of previous VocTech Impact projects.

10

May

VocTech Specialist Feedback

What Did Succesful Stage 1 Applicants Do To Stand Out In The Assessments?

08

May

What Is #VocTech Impact?

Our final grant funding call for 2019 is opening soon.

16

Apr

The e-Assessment Question

Why Is It Still A Question?

01

Apr

VocTech Seed 2019 Feedback

#VocTech Seed - What Stood Out In Successful Stage 1 Applications?

07

Mar

VocTech Specialist - Case Studies Part 2

More of our projects that align well with #VocTech Specialist's requirements

05

Mar

VocTech Specialist - Case Studies Part 1

Projects we've supported that align well with #VocTech Specialist's requirements.

22

Feb

Discovery - Specialist Roundup

As a Ufi team, we are looking forward to working in this new way.

21

Feb

Discovery - The Right Mindset

Part 4 in our mini-series ahead of #VocTech Specialist 2019

20

Feb

Discovery - Thinking About Thinking

What do we mean by divergent and convergent thinking?

19

Feb

Discovery - What Can I Do With The Funding?

The 2nd short blog in our mini-series ahead of #VocTech Specialist

18

Feb

Discovery - The Basics

Episode 1 of a mini-series focusing on the Discovery Phase chapter of the #VocTech Specialist call.

14

Feb

What's Different About #VocTech Specialist?

Why we're running this call and what's different to the other calls we offer.

06

Feb

Is It Too Late To Apply For #VocTech Seed 2019?

The 5pm deadline is just 48 hours away so we’re exploring whether or not it’s too late to start your application.

31

Jan

Ufi at BETT 2019

The BETT format has evolved in recent years, with now fewer stages but better focus.

18

Jan

Bett 2019

Hear from Ufi Trustee Bob Harrison ahead of his 20th year visiting Bett.

08

Jan

VocTech Seed 2019

Applications for up to £50,000 accepted from 15th January - 8th February 2019

29

Nov

VocTech Showcase 2018

An Inspirational Night for the VocTech Community

22

Nov

Ray Barnes Prize for Impact through Innovation

Inaugural Ray Barnes Prize for Impact through Innovation Awarded at #VocTech Showcase

14

Nov

#TrusteesWeek 12th-18th November 2018

"It is an enormous privilege to be a trustee of Ufi" - @BobHarrisonEdu

02

Nov

Showcase 2018: The VocTech Community Continues to Thrive

"2018 has been a remarkable year at Ufi" Blog by Rebecca Garrod-Waters

31

Oct

Comments On The Autumn Budget

For those working to advance the standard of further education and vocational learning in the UK, it was a disappointing budget.

21

Sep

How Can ChatBots Add Value To Digital Learning?

A morning spent at an industry seminar exploring how ChatBots can add value to digital learning.

17

Sep

Colleges Across The UK Are Suffering A Funding Crisis

Rebecca Garrod-Waters, CEO of Ufi, comments on fall in funding of Further Education Colleges.

10

Sep

The Future of Vocational Learning and Artificial Intelligence

AI systems are here and their prevalence is growing every day

05

Jul

How to set up a successful Impact project from scratch

No successful impact project actually starts from zero - having nothing behind it.

18

Jun

VocTech Impact - Spot the difference

Our VocTech Impact call is now open for applications (it runs from 13 June – 11 July) and people often ask us what is the difference between our Seed and Imp

22

May

VocTech Impact 2018: time for change?

Our VocTech Impact 2018 fund launches on Weds 13 June which offers £150,000 to £300,000 to projects that can show broad social impact aligned to our mission,

14

May

Learning At Work Week

The way we learn is changing. The classroom is not the final point at which we are expected to acquire new skills and expand our knowledge.

27

Apr

The changing world of carers and tech

I'm always interested in how tech is used in our everyday lives, especially the benefits and repercussions.

25

Mar

Q&A: How microcredentials are changing the way we learn

As the world of learning and education continues to evolve, we think digital approaches like microcredentials will have a significant impact on some of the b

19

Mar

How can businesses benefit from microcredentials?

New technology is poised to create a real change in how we learn for work, providing opportunities for the workforce to engage in vocational learning better

28

Feb

VocTech Seeds sprouting in Newcastle

During our VocTech Seed call, the team here at Ufi relish the opportunity to get out and about, to meet those that are ‘on the ground’ thinking up innovative

19

Feb

Ufi on the road

Louise Rowland is Ufi’s Programme Director and in the midst of a very busy few weeks promoting the latest VocTech Seed funding call she reflects on what she

06

Feb

If it's January, it's Edtech Show time

January sees two big Edtech shows taking place in London, Learning Technologies and 

24

Jan

It’s time for VocTech Seed 2018… And more to come!

On 13 February, Ufi will be opening the first of its 2018 funding calls, VocTechSeed 2018.

10

Nov

Digital Vocational Learning – demonstrating by doing

It was fantastic to bring together over 150 representatives from across the voctech

31

Oct

Better, quicker, digital – the future of vocational learning at the Ufi VocTech Showcase 2017

It is that time of year, when the Ufi VocTech community comes together to celebrate what we have achieved together in the past year.

17

May

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Increasing your chances

Ufi's VocTech Seed call is now open - and many people will be working hard to meet the closing date of 5pm on 25 May.

01

Nov

Digital learning for manufacturing

Ufi opened its #ManufacturingSkillsFund on 26 October, aimed at digital vocational learning in the manufacturing sector.

16

Sep

Upskilling to meet the demands of the 4th Industrial Revolution

In preparing for our new funding call aimed at digital vocational learning in the manufacturing sector

31

Aug

What do learners want? More tech please – on the golf course!

Myerscough College applied to Ufi’s VocTech 2015 call to help develop instructional videos students could view on smartphones and tablets.

14

Jul

Feedback: Stage 1 Voctech 2016

Our #VocLearnTech Fund offers early-stage funding for novel ideas for using digital tech to improve adult vocational skills.

15

Apr

#Voctech 2016 - London workshop buzzing with more exciting ideas

 The final Ufi Trust workshop for the 2016 VocTech call was a busy event!

09

Mar

Evolution, revolution, disruption…..

The Ufi Team were at Learning Technologies (LT 2016) in London in February.

22

Jan

Quantity and quality...

It’s been a busy couple of months here at Ufi, as we launched our latest projects.

22

Jan

Challenges and needs in vocational learning

As the Vocational Learning Tech fund opens, Rebecca Garrod-Waters, Ufi's Chief Executive, explains her thinking behind the importance of the new fund.