Labour pledges reform to further education within 100 days

From the TES site:

A future Labour government would bring forward an education bill in its first 100 days that would contain reforms to vocational education, apprenticeships and training, shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has said.

However, he is yet to give details of what these measures might entail. Hunt also called for the Department of Education and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to work more closely together.


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.