Pleased to meet you

As the year moves rapidly forward, so too does life at NCFE and I’d like to begin by saying hello to each and every one of you.

I’m thrilled to be appointed as Managing Director of Awarding at NCFE. I’m passionate about the work we do and the real difference we make to people’s lives through education. NCFE is such a great organisation that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of for the last 6 years and I’m really looking forward to continuing NCFE’s role in the education and training of young people and adults alike.

Following a background in training and development at Siemens Power Generation and Newcastle College, I joined NCFE on a temporary secondment as Quality Assurance Manager in July 2012. I progressed to Head of Quality Assurance in 2015, then Director of Quality Assurance in August 2017, and now proudly take the helm of NCFE Awarding as Managing Director at an exciting time of growth and continuing success.

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. I look forward to celebrating this hugely significant milestone throughout the year ahead and I’m sure that NCFE will continue to evolve to meet and exceed the needs of learners all over the world.

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.

Kristina Gray
Kristina Gray
Kievah Wallace
Kievah Wallace
Stewart Foster
Stewart Foster
Rachel Hopkins
Rachel Hopkins
Kristina Gray
Kristina Gray
Kristina Gray
Kristina Gray
Mick Fletcher
Mick Fletcher
It took an article in FE Week, pointing out the imminent withdrawal of its financial support from the DfE, to remind me, and no doubt many others, that the Chartered Institute for FE still exists.
Rachel Hopkins
Rachel Hopkins