What Is #VocTech Impact?

Business

Wednesday 8th May 2019

Blog by Mahreen Ferdous, VocTech Impact Cohort Manager

More learning, to more people, in more places, more of the time.

VocTech Impact is looking to fund innovative digital solutions that will raise UK skill levels in adult vocational learning - it is about demonstrating how digital solutions in vocational learning can deliver more learning, to more people, in more places, more of the time.

VocTech Impact projects will typically have already developed and done some testing of their idea with a small group of learners. They are able to evidence that the approach they are taking can deliver quality learning solutions and therefore give tangible benefits to potentially large groups of learners. VocTech Impact supports these projects to take the next step, to deliver to a large number of learners.

This call will support projects that show the potential to have a real impact in the world of vocational learning and to make a valuable difference to how people learn and also to the number of people gaining new skills – helping us to build a better, quicker, digital future for vocational learning.  

This means we're looking for applications from projects that:

  • Use digital technology in novel ways to enable large numbers of learners to develop new skills during the project duration with potential for further rolling out.
  • Show how they will use Ufi funding to make something happen, that could not otherwise.
  • Help to evidence the value of digital approaches to vocational learning more widely.

Our VocTech Impact 2019 call is open for applications from 5 June – 28 June 2019. It offers £150,000 to £300,000 to projects that can show broad impact that is aligned to our mission, and which can reach significant numbers of learners over an 18-24-month funding cycle with us.

Take a look at the VocTech Impact 2018 projects and VocTech Impact 2017 projects we have funded already for inspiration, but remember, we are always looking for new ideas, new sectors and learner groups.
To support applicants, we run workshops and webinars. Join a webinar to find out more or sign up to a workshop if you’d like to discuss your idea in more detail with one of the Ufi team.

Mahreen Ferdous
VocTech Impact Cohort Manager

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