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Creative, Design and Digital

Find out more about our Creative, Design and Digital offer.

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Career Card Creative Design and Production

If you like making things, whether that’s sewing, basket weaving or pattern making, a career in craft can be very rewarding.

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Internal Synoptic Project Delivery Guide

This guidance provides support and information on how to administer an internal synoptic project for all NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Awards.

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Career Card Art and Design

If you‘re a creative person who can turn ideas into something visual, a career in art and design could be the perfect fit for you.

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Funding information sheet

If you're confused about the funding you can access when offering a Level 3 Maths qualification, take a look at our funding cheat sheet.

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NCFE wins contract to deliver Childcare T Level

We are thrilled to announce that NCFE has been awarded the contract by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) and the Department for Education (DfE) to be the delivery partner for the Education and Childcare T Level…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/ncfe-wins-contract-to-deliver-education-and-childcare-t-level


NCFE Entry Level Award in Creative Craft (Entry 2)

https://www.qualhub.co.uk/qualification-search/qualification-detail/ncfe-entry-level-award-in-creative-craft-entry-2-3365


Beat the machines and develop creative thinking in the classroom

Karyn Taylor, Curriculum Officer at NCFE, looks at how you can develop your pupils' creative thinking in the classroom and why machines will never take over the creative industries.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/beat-the-machines-and-develop-creative-thinking-in-the-classroom


NCFE helps meet the creative needs of the future

NCFE helps meet the creative needs of the future One of the North East’s leading creatives has backed NCFE’s Technical Award in Art and Design. Darren Richardson, co-founder of creative communications agency Gardiner Richardson, said the Level 1 / 2…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/ncfe-helps-meet-the-creative-needs-of-the-future


Education and Childcare T Level

Education and Childcare T Level  As the leading sector specialists at the forefront of technical education, we are delighted to be delivering the Education and Childcare T Level from September 2020. The contract was awarded to us by the Department f…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/t-levels/education-and-childcare-t-level


Level 4 Early Years Advanced Practitioner - updated specification

Level 4 Early Years Advanced Practitioner - updated specification You may have been aware of some changes to the NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner (601/8424/3) which were proposed back in April. We took the dec…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/service-messages/service-messages-for-2019/september-service-messages/level-4-early-years-advanced-practitioner-updated-specification


Music Technology Level 1 and Level 2 assessment results now available

Music Technology Level 1 and Level 2 assessment results now available The 2017/18 academic session saw the awarding of NCFE’s first Technical Awards; the Level 1 and Level 2 Technical Awards in Music Technology. Although these are separate qualifica…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/music-technology-level-1-and-level-2-assessment-results-now-available


Level 2 Early Years Reminder

Level 2 Early Years Reminder From 1st September 2019 learners who wish to count in the adult/child ratios in Early Years settings once they have achieved their qualification will need to be registered on our new NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Ea…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/service-messages/service-messages-for-2019/september-service-messages/level-2-early-years-reminder


We've won 5 more T Level contracts!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been awarded the contract by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education to be the delivery partner for the Digital Business Services, Digital Support Services, Health, Healthcare Sc…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/weve-won-5-more-t-level-contracts


Fighting for a level playing field in English and maths

Fighting for a level playing field in English and maths At NCFE, we understand that every learner is different and that it’s important for learners to have access to qualifications which suit their varying needs. Under current guidelines in schools,…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/fighting-for-a-level-playing-field-in-english-and-maths


Funding changes to Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator)

Funding changes to Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) The Department for Education (DfE) is conducting a review of qualifications at level 3 and below. As part of this review the DfE is proposing to withdraw fun…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/service-messages/service-messages-for-2019/september-service-messages/funding-changes-to-level-3-diploma-in-early-years-education-and-care-early-years-educator


NCFE Case Study: University of Cumbria

At NCFE, we want to ensure that learners who complete our qualification are able to access to a wide range of progression routes.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/case-study-university-of-cumbria-ncfe-qualifications-are-providing-learners-with-a-head-start-at-higher-education-level


T Levels are go

The much-awaited T Level consultation response arrived over the late May bank holiday weekend and, after months of silence on the issue, we now have a clearer idea of the policy and how and when it will be implemented.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/t-levels-are-go


NCFE | T levels

What are T levels?  T levels are a new 2 year programme primarily aimed at 16-18 learners which include a technical qualification which may be taught in a classroom, workshop or simulated work environment. These level 3 programmes will train young…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/t-levels


Are T Levels trained on the wrong target?

A great deal of attention has rightly been focused on the long-awaited government response to the T Level consultation issued in November 2017. Much less notice has been taken of another document, also published by DfE in May and snappily titled ‘Pos…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/are-t-levels-trained-on-the-wrong-target


Legal Information

Legal Information Privacy Notice NCFE (the “we”, “us”, “our”) (registered company number 02896700 and registered charity number 1034808) is committed to protecting your privacy. At all times we aim to respect any personal information you share with …

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Tackling the normalisation of online sexual violence in RSHE

Jan Lever, Director at Jigsaw PSHE, talks to NCFE about a new independent report into online sexual harm and the normalisation of sexual violence and how you can help to address this in school through PSHE and Relationships, Sex and Health Education,…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/tackling-the-normalisation-of-online-sexual-violence-in-rshe-lessons


East Coast College students prepare for Uniformed Services

East Coast College students prepare for entry in the Uniformed Services      East Coast College learners are using vocational qualifications from NCFE to help them prepare to enter the Uniformed Services. Using the Level 2 Diploma for Entry in th…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/east-coast-college-students-prepare-for-entry-in-the-uniformed-services


T Levels could change everything. Are you ready?

To those who work in schools, you may feel somewhat isolated from the onset of T Levels.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/t-levels-could-change-everything-are-you-ready


Supporting apprenticeships, creating opportunities.

We’re passionate about apprenticeships and are really getting behind National Apprenticeship Week. This year's theme looks at what apprenticeships mean to individuals, employers, communities and the wider economy, and we'll be sharing our stories and…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/supporting-apprenticeships-creating-opportunities


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