Ufi launches Vocational Learning Tech Fund

From the Ufi site:

 In April 2015 Ufi will be launching the Vocational Learning Tech Fund.  This will be targeted at supporting UK-based entrepreneurs and organisations to build innovative tech-led vocational teaching and learning solutions.  We will be looking for innovations that utilise technology to improve the vocational teaching and training of adults, the learning experience, and assessment of vocational learning.

The grants for successful applicants are between £15,000 and £50,000. They stipulate that projects should be responsive to user feedback, address an opportunity in adult learning and be scaleable.

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E&T Foundation report on how Functional Skills qualifications are seen

The Education and Training Foundation have published a report that outlines current views from employers on Functional Skills qualifications. The report provides an useful overview on the current state of Functional Skills in England and gives some insight on how these qualifications are now viewed. The three major conclusions are: Read the rest of this entry »