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Growing skills, confidence and careers.

As we continue to feel the effects of the ongoing pandemic and work together to regrow the economy, it is vital that we take focused action to support employment. That’s why we launched our ‘go the distance’ campaign.

We’re determined to play our part in helping people to train, find, stay and progress in work in spite of the current economic and labour market context.

Through our ‘go the distance’ initiative, we are…

  • Working with colleagues like the Learning and Work Institute, Recruitment and Employment Confederation, and MH+A to study the economic and labour market context and drawing actionable insights to help providers design and deliver brilliant employment programmes.
  • Exploring the skills, knowledge and behaviours that people need to find, stay and progress in work, with a particular interest in ‘meta skills’ and in how we can support people to ‘switch’ sectors as the economy recovers. Read how meta skills can support sustainable and adaptable careers in a thought piece from Richard Eyre, Chief Programmes Officer for education charity, The Brilliant Club. 
  • Using our insights to prepare substantial qualification and curriculum bundles linked to the main FE provision types – i.e. 16-19, traineeships, apprenticeships and adult (AEB) – which include selected combinations of qualifications, schemes of work and session plans, substantial learning resources, e-learning content and more.
  • Using our regional expertise to offer operational support to training providers to help them design, mobilise and manage employability provisions to Ofsted outstanding levels.

Thought leadership - keeping you informed

We’re working with insightful colleagues to study the economic and labour market context and draw actionable insights.

Take a look at our research, insights, analysis, blogs and podcasts and keep informed.

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Supporting adults with training for employment

NCFE is determined to play our part in supporting colleagues across the adult education sector to engage potentially hard to reach adult learners and support them on their next steps.

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At NCFE, we support the Government’s recent £111m investment in traineeships as central to the economic recovery plan. We believe in the transformative power that traineeships have in building a workforce for the future.

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Building a programme for 16-19 learners

Build a programme of learning that will excite and interest your 16-19 learners.

Refocus and support learners starting in January and use our programme builder to tailor programmes to meet the specific needs of your learners.

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Collaboration is key

We’re proud to work alongside and collaborate with like-minded organisations to deliver our go the distance campaign.




Get involved

If you’d like to get involved in the campaign or chat about how you might draw on the support we offer through it, complete our enquiry form or email the team on [email protected]