Apprentice Collaboration Platform

Collab Group (prev. 157 Group)

The Collab Group is a membership organisation, representing leading Colleges and College Groups who collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to develop sustainable professional and technical skills to support a transformation in the productive capacity of the UK economy.

The Ufi project is piloting different approaches to utilising digital technology in apprenticeship provision. The project has enabled apprentices studying at different colleges across the UK to work together in collaborative projects designed by employers. As well as supporting the growth of high quality apprenticeships, the project has responded to employers’ concerns about the skills and competencies of new recruits. Digital skills form an increasingly critical part of ‘work-readiness’ and employers require and expect new members of staff to have more than just basic digital literacy skills – this project plays an important role in helping to develop a wider range of digital skills.