Articles from Ufi Charitable Trust

Forget scrapping GCSEs, we need education 4.0 now #FutureOfEducation

The digitisation of the workplace is not some distant future loosely imagined, it is here now.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution must be underpinned by the Fourth Educational Revolution

On Monday 20th August Andy Haldane talked of a ‘hollowing out’ of the job market as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

New Approach sees Ufi Taking Sole Charge of Training, Guidance and Audits

The body responsible for the national network of learndirect centres, the University for industry (Ufi), has announced a series of modifications that will change the structure of the e "“ learning network.

.@JeremyCorbyn ‏'s Call To Change Attitudes To Vocational Training Needs To Include Adult Learners

With Jeremy Corbyn criticising old-fashioned 'grammar school mentalities' about vocational education, Rebecca Garrod-Waters, CEO of Ufi is calling for greater parity between academic and vocational learning and for the education system to be extended to include adults, not just young people:

#VocTech Showcase Ray Barnes Prize for Impact through Innovation

The first winner of the Ray Barnes Prize for Impact Through Innovation recognises iSci for their use of technological innovation for vocational learning and was announced at Ufi’s annual #VocTech 2018 Showcase in London on 21 November 2018.

VocTech Impact: Stage 2 opens

Today (14 Aug) marks a further step in our search for large scale projects which use genuinely innovative digital methods to raise the skill levels of vocational learners.

Intelligent campus hackathon

Jisc are inviting student teams from across the UK to help build the campus of the future. They are looking for some creative students to spend a week in August building and testing tools that can enhance the student experience.The aim of the August 'hackathon' is for student teams to design, develop and build “something” that would benefit students in the world that is the intelligent campus. Teams should ideally be between 2-4 people.

VocTech Impact 2018 is open

Today Ufi (13 Jun) launches VocTech Impact 2018, for projects seeking between £150,000 and £300,000 funding for 18 months. Ufi works to raise UK skills levels by promoting innovative digital solutions for adult vocational learning. Our VocTech Impact fund is specifically aimed at projects that have already tested a prototype or early version of their solution, have a clear demand or route to market, and are looking to reach a large number of learners within the funding period. The call is open to projects from all sectors and using all technologies.

New Blended Learning Essentials course aims to bring apprenticeships into the digital age

Ufi, in partnership with UCL, the University of Leeds and the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), has launched a new online course for apprenticeship providers looking to enhance their courses with digital technology for the modern workplace. The course is part of its popular Blended Learning Essentials (BLE) series, which is hosted on FutureLearn, the UK's leading provider of open courses.

UK’s first National Numeracy Day celebrates the importance of numbers

New research released today to mark the launch of the UK’s first ever National Numeracy Day has shown that anxiety around numeracy and maths could be holding back millions of people from getting on at work or getting a better deal on their personal finances. The charity behind National Numeracy Day, National Numeracy, along with the campaign’s founding supporter KPMG, are hoping the event will raise awareness of the many benefits of good numeracy and help people to feel more confident in improving their skills.

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