Ufi and AELP

Supporting independent training providers to deploy the best digital tools and pedagogies.

Ufi and AELP are working together to develop insight into the 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 sector, producing a long-term shift in the adoption and deployment of high-quality digital pedagogies in the sector.

Together we 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.

We will seek to understand barriers to adoption and how the funding and regulatory landscape can support innovation.

Our partnership will enhance the SectorShare platform, initially developed by Ufi and AELP to support independent providers with resources for online delivery during the pandemic, so that it provides greater support to the sector.


The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) is a national membership body, proudly representing around 800 organisations. AELP members support thousands of businesses and millions of learners by delivering a wide range of training, vocational learning, and employability programmes. They support learners of all ages, in every community, and at every level of post-16 study.


Activities and achievements

AELP research with Ufi


Technology has become increasingly embedded in the mainstream delivery of adult learning. Despite the clear benefits of wider adoption and development of technology, there are nevertheless questions being raised in some quarters as to whether digital learning can provide the high-quality learning experience regulators and the government demand.

AELP, in partnership with Ufi VocTech Trust, is undertaking a major piece of research to build a portfolio of support measures for the use and continuing development of digital solutions within our sector by gathering data on the use of technology in the FE sector and its future in work-based learning. We are particularly focusing on how the use of technology has changed, what kind of technology is used, and in which areas it is used.

The initial findings of the survey will be launched and discussed during a joint workshop session at AELP Spring Conference on 1st March 2023 in Birmingham.

The results of the survey will be in our upcoming report, which is due to be published later this year.

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News, projects and activity in partnership with AELP.