Further education (FE) and skills
Explore the news, stories, services and advice that will help guide your digital journey.
Choices – the future is already here
Celebrating how further education has digitally adapted to meet the needs of communities and economies.
Elevating the sector
Drafted in response to sector needs, our strategy helps guide FE providers’ digital evolution until 2023 and beyond.
Building a culture of evidence-based improvement
A digital strategy is more essential than ever
Digital technology is not only changing the way we obtain goods, consume media and entertainment - it's changing the way we enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to participate in a digitally-enabled society.
Your vision for the future of digital in your institution is about sharing what that destination looks like with everyone and illustrating the potential benefits along the way. With that vision in mind, assessing and understanding where you are on your journey is the first step to improving the digital experience for your staff and students.
Read our guide on building evidence-based strategies and skills.
Transform the way we deliver education
The pace of change is accelerating, and digital is transforming the education experience beyond the classroom and campus. Artificial intelligence and extended realities invite us to imagine an educational experience that is flexible and personalised - one which meets individual learning need and is cost efficient.
Colleges face significant difficulties in overcoming these challenges. Budgets are under pressure at a time when costs are rising and we need to introduce sustainable digital practices. Digital technology can transform the way we deliver education but, without a strategic direction, opportunities can be missed and people can be left behind
Services to support your digital transformation
Included as part of your FE membership subscription, these tools provide an unrivalled 360° strategic view of your digital needs.
Digital elevation tool
This tool can be used at any time if your plan is to assess the current digital maturity of your college. It will also be continuous and iterative as you assess, act and re-assess.
Digital experience insights
Surveys will allow you to gather initial feedback from your learners and staff as a base to begin digital developments. They are open to use from October each year.
Building digital capability
Upskill your staff and learners. The discovery tool can be rolled out whenever you are ready to start and can be run continuously.
See how colleges are developing staff and students digitally.
Digital experience insights 2022/23 surveys
An introduction to using digital experience insights, including benefits, how to get started and how to encourage engagement.
Building digital capability community of practice
Open to staff and leaders with a role and interest in the development of digital capabilities, there is a strong emphasis on leadership, learning from each other and sharing what works.
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