Insights and resources

from the Federation of Awarding Bodies Conference 2023

Can tech help improve the speed, cost and flexibility of qualification development and delivery?

On 1 December 2023, the workshop 'Can tech help improve the speed, cost and flexibility of qualification development and delivery?' was held at the Federation of Awarding Bodies Conference.

The session was hosted by Louise Rowland, Deputy CEO of Ufi, Wendy Edie, Managing Director of eCom Learning Solutions, and Cassandra Baxendale, Business Development Director of Metaverse Learning, with the aim of encouraging curiosity, building insight and understanding about the role of technology.

On this page we have curated some useful resources to support the workshop. You can also access the slide deck from the session here.

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Ufi VocTech Directory 2023

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Ufi's VocTech Directory provides a wealth of insight into the organisations we have supported through grant funding and direct investment, and the ways they are using digital technologies to improve skills for work.

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Interesting viewing, reading and listening

Delivering the future of assessment: Practical insights from the NCFE Assessment Innovation Fund

During the Week of VocTech 2023, the Assessment Innovation Fund team from NCFE explored how new technologies and approaches are being adopted across the assessment system, driving forward the transformation of assessment and supporting post-16 learners to thrive and achieve their potential.


VocTech Podcast: Why adult education is broken and how we fix it

In this episode of The VocTech Podcast, Sophie Bailey chats with James Plunkett, author of 'End State: 9 Ways Society is Broken and How We Will Fix It'.

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First Step Trust, person centred approach to removing barriers to learning

First Step Trust uses technology to help people get the skills they need for work. Supported by grant funding from Ufi VocTech Trust, their innovative person-centred approach is removing barriers to learning and providing real opportunities.

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Rebalancing Adult Learning

Rebalancing Adult Learning research from Ufi and The RSA that sheds light on the needs, motivations and barriers to learning of those furthest from traditional educational provision.

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