Further education (FE) and skills

Find out how our FE and skills strategy supports the sector, and explore the news, stories, services and advice that will help guide your digital journey.

Get a clear picture of your digital journey

The digital elevation tool has been developed to provide senior strategic leaders in FE with an online self-assessment tool that allows you to validate your organisation’s current position against five key themes and map your digital journey in each area against the digital elevation model.

Find out more about the digital elevation tool.

Elevating the FE and skills sectors

Drafted in response to sector needs, our strategy helps guide FE providers’ digital evolution for the three years until 2023 and beyond.

Read Jisc's further education and skills strategy 2020-2023.

Inspiring innovation

Blog

FE leaders inspired by cutting edge industry practice

Robin Ghurbhurun looks at the mismatch between curriculum delivery and what businesses require to thrive during the fourth industrial revolution (industry 4.0).

News

Weston College’s virtual classroom revolutionises learning and teaching

Weston College has been recognised for its pioneering virtual classroom project, which has improved the lives of its learners and teachers by boosting their digital skills.

Podcast

Tech takes: The impact of ransomware attacks on a college

In this episode, we chat with Simon Hewitt, principal at Dundee and Angus College, about the devastating effects a ransomware attack had on his college, why it was able to happen, and what they've put in place for the future.

Practical advice, resources and support

Supporting Institutes of Technology

We're working with Institutes of Technology to prepare today’s learners for the workplace of tomorrow. Our tailored consultancy and support can help you ensure that all learners are given the best possible student experience.

Find out more and see how we can work with your Institute of Technology.

Vocational learning resources

Service

Digital and IT training

Interactive online learning resources including quizzes, augmented reality (AR) and videos that reflect realistic work-based scenarios.

Service

Education and childcare training

Engaging, interactive online learning and teaching resources, mapped to education and childcare curricula across the UK.

Service

Construction training

There's a big problem with skills shortages in the construction industry - we’ve developed new, high quality interactive digital learning resources mapped to construction qualifications.

Reports for the sector

Report

The impact of cyber security incidents

Many colleges will have suffered a cyber attack in recent years, but our research suggests that the full impact of those attacks is unknown. This assesses the effect on staff resource, students, researchers, reputation and budget

Report

Learner digital experience insights survey 2020/21: further education findings

This year, 23,741 learners from 39 UK colleges and sixth form colleges took part in our student digital experience insights survey focusing on online learning. .

Report

The next normal – and beyond

Working with sector bodies and edtech experts across the globe, we will inspire and collaborate to solve shared challenges. A roundtable discussion among international college leaders covering some of the main issues facing the sector.

Advice and guidance

Guide

Digital pedagogy toolkit

Helping academics to make informed choices when embedding digital into the curriculum.

Guide

Employability toolkit

Dialogues, decision-making and planning for developing student employability.

Quick guide

Digital wellbeing of learners

Understanding the positive benefits and any potential negative aspects of engaging with digital activities is key to ensuring learner wellbeing.

Guide

Online safety

Keep your organisation’s staff and students working safely online, whether they’re on or off-campus.

Guide

Creating an inclusive learner journey

Practical approaches that make good use of technology to support inclusion.

Guide

Data protection

How to collect and use personal information about students, staff and others.

Networkshop50, 8-10 June 2022

What is the new normal now students have returned to your campus? How far along are you on your digital transformation journey? Join us to celebrate Networkshop50 and make sure your network strategy is ready for the future.

Find out more and book your place