The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning. Over 76% of students are in full-time or part-time employment. 82% of its research impact was assessed to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
Jisc provides the sector with digital solutions for UK education and research. Our vision is for the UK to be the most digitally-advanced higher education, further education and research nation in the world. Jisc provide the sector with transformative cost saving solutions, digital products, resources, network and IT services and offers expert and trusted advice on digital technology for education and research. We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to the sectors individual and collective needs.
Ufi VocTech Trust
Ufi VocTech Trust supports the development of digital technologies that help us all obtain the vocational skills we need to get more out of our working lives. We do this through providing grant funding, direct investment, partnership work and advocacy. Ufi’s vision is a world where vocational skills are celebrated and valued as the engine upon which the UK economy is built, delivering positive change for individuals, for businesses and for UK society overall.
FE leaders – we need your support as well
Feedback tells us practitioners support the VocTeach concept. Alongside gathering further evidence of practitioner support and insight regarding their needs we are keen to establish college leaders’ feedback. So we have created a short video to explain the concept and a brief survey to capture your thoughts
If you’re a Principal, CEO or Vice Principal please watch the video above and fill in the short survey
If you are not in a leadership role we still want to hear from you. Simply scroll up to the teachers video and fill in the teachers survey which also caters for non-teacher roles
Our current VocTeach Discovery prototype uses existing construction and engineering content, from various sources, plus some newly commissioned college content for testing with our pilot colleges
The next phase of VocTeach Discovery development will apply to all vocational subject areas and include new content driven by sector need
VocTeach Discovery will be a ‘free to use’ platform and we aim to have content that is free at the point of use, although some content will be behind a paywall, depending on the content provider