The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) and Ufi have announced we will be working together more closely through a new Strategic Partnership.
Ufi and AELP are working together to develop insight into the skills sector and how technology can be used to enhance high-quality delivery. The partnership will seek to influence the strategy and practice of organisations across the skills sector – with an aim to produce a long-term shift in the adoption and deployment of high-quality digital teaching and training practices.
Together, the two organisations will convene discussions and undertake a piece of national research to explore how independent training providers are using or planning to use technology and digital pedagogies in their delivery. They will seek to understand barriers to adoption and how the funding and regulatory landscape can support innovation. Over the next 12 months, Ufi and AELP will seek to:
- Influence the strategy and practice of organisations across the independent training provider sector so there is a long-term shift in the attention and focus of vocational skills and the role of technology.
- Convene discussions and share knowledge of best practice, so that the community of independent training providers can better develop and deploy technology that supports adult vocational learning.
- Develop a piece of national research to explore how the sector is currently using or planning to use technology in delivery mechanisms, in order to better understand the barriers to its use and improve overall quality of delivery.
The partnership will also enhance the SectorShare platform (www.sectorshare.org.uk), initially developed by Ufi and AELP to support providers with resources for online delivery during the pandemic, so that it provides greater support across the sector.
Jane Hickie, AELP Chief Executive said:
"I’m really pleased to announce our Strategic Partnership with Ufi VocTech Trust. Our partnership together will mean we can develop even more insight into the skills sector and think more carefully about how technology can be used to enhance high-quality delivery. AELP are really looking forward to working more closely with the team at Ufi on this project over the coming year.”
Rebecca Garrod-Waters, Ufi VocTech Trust Chief Executive said:
"At Ufi VocTech Trust, we support organisations developing and deploying digital tools and pedagogies that can transform adult vocational learning. I’m therefore pleased to announce our latest strategic partnership with AELP. Together, I am confident that we will be able to better address the barriers faced by independent training providers when deploying new tech-enabled learning, laying the foundation for greater development and adoption of vocational technology."