NCFE’S employability solutions are offered in partnership with REED NCFE. We have a range of qualifications and resources designed to support education and training providers in preparing their learners for the world of work. These solutions include a range of both accredited and non-accredited learning programmes supported by online and paper-based resources, for individual learner use and classroom delivery.

In response to feedback from thousands of employers surveyed, The REED NCFE Partnership has developed a range of ‘next generation’ employability programmes of learning. Our qualifications are accredited by NCFE and whatever the age, background or circumstances of your client or learner there is a solution that will work for them.

The following are our range of qualifications:

Job search and interview skills

Job search and employment potential

Employability skills

Independent study and career skills

REED NCFE also offers a Brokerage Service for organisations looking to maximise positive learner destination outcomes by supporting the journey from education and training into work, apprenticeships and work experience enhancing their own reputation for employability at the same time. It’s designed to identify vacancies from the hidden labour market and make these available exclusively to your learners, giving them a competitive advantage when searching for a jobs, apprenticeships or work experience. Our work has led to over 100,000 learners successfully making the transition from education and training into the workplace.


We also have a range of units that can be studied and certificated individually. Use the Advanced Qualification Search facility on NCFE’s website (www.ncfe.org.uk) to find a unit that meets your needs.

Who are these qualifications for?

Our employability related qualifications have a broad appeal, and will specifically benefit the following groups:

  • the unemployed
  • learners aged 14-19
  • people facing unemployment
  • people in employment who want to develop their skills.

How can these qualifications be delivered?

Our qualifications can be delivered in a range of settings, for example online, in the workplace, via distance learning, in a classroom or college environment.

Supporting materials

We offer a range of learning resources for these qualifications.

  • Job search qualifications
    REED NCFE will send you a link to the workbooks upon registration of your learners.
    If you have any questions about these learning resources please contact REED NCFE on 0191 605 3303 or [email protected]
  • Employability skills qualifications
    You can access a free workbook for the Mindset unit from the qualification page on our website.
    If you have any questions about these learning resources please contact your Customer Support Assistant at NCFE on 0191 239 8000.


REED NCFE offer a new diagnostic tool to help you identify your learner’s employability needs. For more information visit REED NCFE’s website (www.reed.ncfe.org.uk).

NCFE has a number of qualifications to ensure a safer work placement: