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Karen Ferguson
Karen Ferguson
Director of Linrow Education

Unstructured times are the worst!

Within a school environment, many strategies and techniques are in place to support and guide students on the Autistic Spectrum, and it’s important to focus upon the key areas of difficulty around social interaction, communication, thought, imagination and sensory.

Zac Aldridge
Zac Aldridge
Operations Director for Technical Education

Message from Zac Aldridge – Director of Qualifications and Assessment

As the end of the first year of T Level delivery has now closed, it’s time to take a breath and reflect on what has been a unique 12 months for our sector.

Sidonie Bertrand-Shelton
Sidonie Bertrand-Shelton
Head of Education & Youth at Stonewall (she / her)

Top tips for creating an inclusive FE environment

Further education is an important time for many lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) learners. A welcoming environment not only helps LGBTQ+ learners feel comfortable and supported; it also creates the kinds of conditions where they’re able to succeed and fulfil their potential.

Stephen Mordue
Stephen Mordue
Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Sunderland

Five gears for wellbeing: Right gear at the right time

Just like in a car, first fear gets you going. In terms of self-care, first gear is our rest and recovery gear.

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Celebrating successful beginnings with Priestley College

Priestley College is one of 33 pioneering pilot providers involved in the roll out of T Levels in Education and Childcare to the first cohort of students. Colleagues at the college talked to NCFE about their T Level success, and how they maintained access to vital industry placements for their students.

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Celebrating successful beginnings: Lexie’s T Level story so far

As we come to the end of the first teaching year of the T Level in Education and Childcare, we’re reflecting on the past few months to find out how students have found the experience so far. We spoke to Lexie, who is studying a T Level in Education and Childcare at Exeter College, about her first year of study.

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Case Study
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Education and Childcare T Level student wins ‘Learner of the Year’ award

The ‘Learner of the Year’ category in our Aspiration Awards honours learners who are developing themselves through vocational qualifications from NCFE, making positive improvements to their lives. This year’s winner was Katie Albert, who is currently studying the T Level in Education and Childcare at Blackpool and the Fylde College.

Craig Wade
Craig Wade
Health, Science and Social Care Sector Manager at NCFE

An introduction to Craig Wade, Health, Science and Social Care Sector Manager at NCFE

An introduction to Craig Wade, Health, Science and Social Care Sector Manager at NCFE

Naomi Rainbow
Naomi Rainbow
Publisher / Product Owner at Extend Education

How digital learning can help build three key job skills post-Covid

Covid-19 has affected nearly every facet of how we engage with the world, changing how we approach leisure, work and education. Many education organisations have had to adapt quickly and embrace digital learning.

Kelly Johnson
Kelly Johnson
Curriculum Officer

Getting ready to teach: top tips for September

Kelly Johnson, Curriculum Officer at NCFE, has put together the following top tips to support you and your colleagues with getting ready to teach next session.

Press releases, editorials and blogs

Have we got news for you! You can access our full bank of recent press releases, comment pieces and editorials all in one place. From partnerships and launches, to thought pieces on hot topics in the sector - the rise of digital, the role we play in social mobility, the changing labour market, a post Covid-19 education landscape and much more. 

We also publish weekly blogs, keeping you up to date on the latest news within the education sector and beyond. Hear from a range of experts within the organisation, from our Senior Policy Specialists and Sector Specialists to our Chief Executive, as we unpick the issues that you care about the most. We also feature a range of guest bloggers from schools, colleges, training providers, the world of policy, and from industry.

Our brand

How we connect with people through our brand is essential to who we are and what we do. With this in mind, it’s important that our brand is applied correctly and consistently for the clarity of the organisations that we work with, as well as the learners completing our qualifications.

How to use our logosthis document was put together for our customers to give clear guidance on how to use our logos on both your printed and online materials.

Logos – If you’re an approved centre or partner of ours, we would be delighted if you would like to use our logo to showcase the fact that we are working together! To access our logos, simply email [email protected], stating your centre name and number as well as the logo that you require in line with what your centre is delivering (NCFE, CACHE, Accreditation & Employer Services, EPA Plus, Skills Forward). Please note, that if you stop working with us, we ask that you remove any logos or references to NCFE and its business units from your website and all collateral. This is to avoid confusion for learners about the qualifications and services that you are delivering. 

Media contacts and information

  • For more information about NCFE, our core purpose, our history and our future, please visit https://www.ncfe.org.uk/about-ncfe
  • For all media enquiries, please contact Lindsay Plumpton, Marketing Operations Manager, with your request and she’ll get back to you as soon as possible. You can reach Lindsay at [email protected]