NCFE International

NCFE International Awarding

Who is NCFE?  

The Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE) is an award winning UK education awarding organisation recognised by the government regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE’s international awarding

NCFE's international awarding service is intended for centres outside of the UK who wish to offer NCFE qualifications:

  • UK regulated  qualifications from NCFE’s portfolio in a range of subject areas, such as:

    -    Business and Management

    -    Customer Service

    -    Health and Social Care

    -    Creative and Digital Industries

    … and more.  You can search for the qualification that meets your needs using our advanced Qualification Finder. READ MORE

  • International Awards - develop your own customised training courses and have them accredited and certificated by NCFE through the International Awards service. Our International Awards service gives you a more flexible solution to qualification delivery to meet local, company or national training needs. This service is designed to help you to develop your own training courses to British education standards; and then support you by providing ongoing quality assurance.

Why work with NCFE?


Operating since 1848, NCFE has a strong heritage in learning going back over 160 years. We are committed to changing lives through learning and have helped over one million learners in the last ten years.


NCFE has a reputation of upholding the highest standards – you can be assured that by working with NCFE, you’ll be offering the highest quality of learning.


Our qualification specialists have a real breadth and depth of knowledge to support and advise you every step of the way. 


Number one for customer service in the sector, we always put you first. NCFE’s customer engagement score puts us in the ‘world class’ bracket because we:

  • answer all calls in 2 rings
  • respond to emails within the same working day
  • offer you a personalised service and named contact.


We're the best - and it's official

  • Awarding Organisation of the Year at the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) Awards 2015. 
  • Top 50 Companies for Customer Service in both 2014 and 2015 – the only Awarding Organisation to be included within the list

What's next?

The first step is to fill in our enquiry form available HERE which will help us to find out your requirements. 

The information you provide will be considered by our International Review Panel within 5 working days and we will let you know the outcome of the panel’s decision. If NCFE are able to support you, we will contact you about moving forward to Part 2 of the approval process.

You can also get in touch with our International team for more information:

Call: +44 191 239 8036
Email: [email protected]