UDL for FET Guidance & Scoping Doc

This section of the resource hub is where you can find the key UDL for FET project output which provides guidance for FET practitioners on the implementation of UDL in Further Education and Training. Below you can also download the scoping document which informed the development of the guidelines and explored key concepts to be considered in the implementation of UDL in FET.

UDL for FET Guidance

UDL for FET Practitioners Cover featuring images of diverse learnersUDL for FET Practitioners: Guidance for Implementing Universal Design for Learning in Irish Further Education and Training

This guidance the key output of the UDL for FET project, provides information about what UDL is and easy-to-apply advice for FET practitioners on how to implement CAST's model of UDL in their setting. It also gives guidance on how FET practitioners can build their UDL community and showcases good UDL practice from a range of FET contexts and programme types. 

It highlights the wealth of rich and inclusive practice already being delivered in FET and provides practitioners with everything they need to get started on their own UDL journey.

Download the UDL for FET Practitioners Guidance

Download the UDL for FET Guidance Summary Version

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Background Scoping Document

A Conceptual Framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for the Irish Further Education and Training Sector: ‘Where Inclusion is Everyone’s Business’.

Image of the cover of the background scoping documentThis background scoping document represents the outcomes from the first phase of the project. By building on its own knowledge of this field, an international literature review, and consultation with members of the Advisory Committee, AHEAD has set out the background to this project, explaining universal design as a concept, tracing the development of universal design for learning, discussing theoretical approaches and highlighting key theoretical concepts which need to be considered for the development of UDL for FET guidance and the successful implementation of UDL approaches in further education and training.

Key concepts identified include the application of the CAST model of Universal Design for Learning and the need to recognise the diversity and experience of FET practitioners and their need for structured opportunities to share their understanding and practice of UDL.

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UDL for FET Project

This initiative is part of the UDL for FET project, a project of AHEAD co-commissioned by SOLAS and Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI).

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