Our partnership with iDEA will leverage the reach of the iDEA platform to seek wider insights into learner behaviour and experience in support of our shared mission to utilise the power of digital to open up access and enhance learning.
The iDEA platform demonstrates exceptionally well how scalable digital tools can open access to a very large number of learners. Together, we will extend the iDEA offer, with a focus on improving access, motivation, and retention for learners most impacted by the digital divide.
Ufi’s steady support over the years has helped iDEA to develop its vocational offering and to grow the project's reach substantially across the UK. We are proud to be working in partnership with Ufi VocTech Trust to maximise iDEA’s impact and significantly increase the digital skills, confidence, and success of vocational learners in the UK.
Polly Morgan, Programme Director, iDEA
Since 2017 Ufi has supported the development of the iDEA platform, which helps learners gain the confidence to find work or move-up in their work by helping them develop digital and vocational skills.
With just over 1.3 million registered users, the iDEA platform demonstrates exceptionally well how scalable digital tools can open access to a very large number of learners. There are some important lessons that can be applied to related vocational subjects from examining the success of the fast-growing iDEA platform and using its reach to explore some of the key themes in Ufi’s VocTech Challenge.
The partnership will extend the range of options available on iDEA, developing the Gold Award and exploring the importance of place-based interventions to support communities most impacted by the digital divide.