170 years of people

This year marks NCFE’s 170 year anniversary and through that time the organisation has evolved considerably from the Northern Union of Mechanics’ Institutes (NUMI), established in 1848, to one of the largest UK awarding organisations, offering a huge range of products in different sector areas. You, our customers, are the reason that we’ve been able to thrive for 170 years and our commitment to learners and the importance of education has been there from the very beginning.

Look out for all of the fantastic things we have planned throughout the year to celebrate our rich heritage, sharing inspiring learners’ stories and looking ahead to what our next 170 years will bring.

Last month we focussed on our people. We’ve come such a long way and that is in large part down to the fantastic people that have made and continue to make NCFE such a great place to work. We shared stories from teams across the organisation, highlighting the work they do to ensure we offer the best products and service to our centres and learners. You can see videos from our colleagues about life at NCFE over on our YouTube page here.

This month our theme is 170 years of qualifications. We’ll be looking at how our portfolio of qualifications has changed throughout our history and the significant impact that technical education has had on our learners. We’ll also be looking at plans for the future and how reforms are changing the way we deliver technical education in this country. We’ll be carrying on with twitter takeovers and more videos over on our social media channels so please get involved, we’d love to hear your stories too!