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 on its digital journey

Drafted in response to sector needs, our further education and skills strategy 2020-2023 set out an ambitious journey to elevate the sector. Our strategy review provides key highlights of what we have achieved and the focus of our new strategy.

Read our strategy review 2020-2023.

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.

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.

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.

Upskill your staff and learners. The discovery tool can be rolled out whenever you are ready to start and can be run continuously.

Inspiring innovation

See how colleges are developing staff and students digitally.

Get involved

Join a world-class community of IT experts and decision-makers as we come together to explore innovating, optimising and securing network infrastructure now and into the future.

Join us at the University of Manchester for our next XR community meet up.

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