Digital learning in a classroom

Digital learning supported in Wales

The Welsh Government has announced that it is boosting investment in order to support digital learning across further education.

Further Education Colleges are to benefit from an extra £8 million worth of investment to help them be more innovative with their digital education with the funding enabling them to continue to invest in equipment and infrastructure improvements. This boost brings the total amount of investment from the government, since 2019, to £30 million.

It is expected that, thanks to this funding boost, Wales’ further education sector is to continue at the leading edge of creativity, innovation and collaboration as colleges give learners the skills and technology they require as they move into meaningful, fulfilling work.

Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and the Welsh Language, said:

“This funding provides an exciting opportunity to harness the potential of technology to enhance the learning experience and widen access to learning opportunities for students in Wales.

“This will prepare them for progression into employment, including in high-tech industries where equipment and practices are constantly evolving.

“I want our FE sector in Wales to be at the leading edge of innovation, creativity and collaboration. I am very pleased to see many examples of this type of activity already taking place, and to be able to confirm further investment over the next few years.”

An example of a college that is taking an innovative approach to digital learning is Bridgend College. Learners at the college are benefitting already from previous government funding through the development of a high-quality video capture and streaming service to improve the experience of leaners across multiple subject areas, such as the animal care department being able to live stream animals in their habitat. This allows the learners to experience animal activity without having to be present physically.

Bridgend College’s Head of Digital Innovation and IT Services, Scott Morgan, said:

“We have used digital technology to innovate our teaching practices across a number of areas, from Hair and Beauty to Performing Arts, with great success. This has resulted in interactive learning experiences and has allowed us to use technology to support demonstrations and assessments, with significantly more used to be explored in the future.”

Public Sector Executive, Feb/March, Cover

PSE Feb/March, 23

Greater choice, greater results

Our February/March 2023 edition of PSE brings you expert comment and analysis on a range of key public sector topics, from EV infrastructure to Digital transformation and reducing carbon emissions. Learn how the UK Government is investing in highway and freight innovation or read Cllr Matthew Hicks discuss the first step towards an exciting future for Suffolk, alongside so much more…


View all videos
#PSE365: Public Sector Decarbonisation

Be A Part Of It!

PSE365: Public Sector Decarbonisation Virtual Event | 21 Mar 2023

PSE has created a full calendar of events to address the most important issues that influence the delivery of public sector services. 

Over 365 days you’ll have the opportunity to hear from a range of highly motivating, informative and inspirational speakers. These speakers will equip you with knowledge and unique insight to enable you to overcome the challenges that you face.

Industry Survey

What are the biggest issues facing the Public Sector?

 Public Sector Executive is undergoing some in-depth research around the issues the Public Sector is facing and the importance of deploying and using new technology within Public Sector organisations. 

We are asking for your help to better understand how public sector organisations are utilising technology to support their digital strategy and your opinion on what the biggest issues facing the public sector are.

This survey only takes a couple of minutes to complete and to thank you for your time and for filling out our survey, we'll enter you into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher.

In order to assist public sector organisations with improving their existing technology estate, we hope to leverage our findings to share best practises and innovations across the public sector.

More articles...

View all