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About NCFE

NCFE is a leading provider of educational services and as a not for profit organisation we have a strong heritage in learning and have been at the forefront of technical and vocational education for over 170 years.

We design, develop and certify diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards, which have contributed to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals.

Our purpose

Our core purpose is to promote and advance learning, with a particular emphasis on supporting social mobility and prosperity. Our purpose is what connects our people and creates a vibrant and high performing culture, something that we’re incredibly proud of at NCFE.

This collective goal drives our commitment to delivering a world class experience for our customers, promoting loyalty and advocacy and providing the best possible products and services for our learners, enabling them to fulfil their potential.

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How we promote and advance learning

We understand that every learner is different and that it’s important to develop a diverse and engaging offer that helps every learner achieve their full potential.

Our extensive portfolio of qualifications covers a wide range of sectors for learners of all ages across many subject areas and specialisms. Through our products and services we promote opportunity and social mobility through learning, ensuring that people from all walks of life have the means to achieve their goals.

Meet the family

The NCFE family is comprised of specialist business units and brands dedicated to providing high quality innovative products, services and solutions to specific areas of learning.

CACHE (the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) is the UK’s leading sector specialist in health, care and education and is now a trademark owned by NCFE. CACHE has developed qualifications of excellence for over 70 years to more than 1,000 UK-based and overseas delivery partners.

EPA Plus is our approved End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), specialising in health, care, childcare, education and public sector assessment solutions for apprenticeships.

We’re also proud to house Skills Forward, one of the UK’s leading assessment and diagnostic software solutions, which supports the successful delivery of Functional Skills and GCSEs.

Campaign for Learning is the most recent addition and we are delighted to be investing in the future of this independent learning charity. Campaign for Learning has been delivering highly impactful campaigns, training programmes, research and delivery projects and policy work to the education sector since 1997 and we look forward to amplifying the impact of their campaigns to new audiences.