Welcome to Learning Futures

CPD resources for staff available now!

During the past year 17 commissioned projects, led by practitioners working in the sector, have been testing and developing a series of practical CPD resources for teachers, leaders and governors.

Take a look at what they have produced, ranging from practical ‘how to’ guides to complete online courses. All these resources have been designed to support staff to understand and use learning technologies in their everyday practice.

Jump straight in and look at all of the project resources or alternatively explore by theme. Everything is free for you to download, use and adapt.

Free CPD technology modules

Access a series of free modules, including recorded webinars led by experts on topics such as eLearning Delivery, Instructional design, Online badging and Assistive Technologies.

Maximising your use of the CPD technology modules

At the core of our resources are 11 free CPD modules for staff that demonstrate how technology can be used to enhance learning: for example, effective instructional design, online badging, gamification and videos.

Each module comprises a recorded webinar, a targeted activity and curated research:

A CPD Guide has been designed to help you make full use of these modules to create your own tailored CPD sessions.

Funded Research Blog

Webinars for World Mental Health Day

I thought you might be interested in knowing about a series of free webinars happening in October to support World Mental Health Day. Some of the webinars, including one I am delivering on the 14th October highlight the use of technologies. On the 14th, I will be delivering one called 'Making Learning Easier' which will explores tools and Apps that can support learners with mental health problems. I will be including the use of QR Codes and Augmented…

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Fun afternoon at PETA

What a great afternoon with PETA Instructors and Apprentices. I went in for two reasons, firstly to have a support meeting with Andy and to see if I could interest him in moving from image to video with the Tellagami App - quick, very simple to use and pretty effective too. 

Secondly to see Ian's apprentices - Ian moved on a step further today by enabling two apprentices to create…

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About the Learning Futures programme

Learning Futures is an ambitious and exciting programme designed to support governors, leaders, teachers and trainers to inspire learning through the effective use of technology. 

A key feature of the programme will be the development of online communities of practice where ideas and learning will be shared. Working collaboratively, we will explore new possibilities, solve challenging problems, and generate new knowledge and understanding that will support the professional development of the workforce.

Latest news

Learning Technology Report launched by AELP

The Learning Futures programme commissioned AELP to provide insight into the current use of Information Communication and Learning Technology (ICLT) in the government-funded independent training provider (ITP) sector. The findings of this research can be found here:


Join project leads talking about the resources they have developed at the following events:

AELP Conference ‘Learning Technologies and Nebula Expo’ (Thursday 5 November):

  • Workshops delivered by Peta Ltd and Oldham College


AoC Conference (17-19 November): Two Learning Futures workshops:

  • The Education and Training Foundation (17 November)
  • Heart of Worcestershire College (18 November)


Career Colleges Trust are hosting a series of webinars featuring:

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