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Vocational qualifications improve learners’ employability

Ensuring young people leave their formal education ready for the workplace is a difficult task but one which providers have been challenged to deliver on as part of their careers education and commitment to employability skills.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/vocational-qualifications-improve-your-learners-employability-skills


Peer Tutor - online peer-to-peer support for learners

With the current COVID-19 outbreak causing uncertainty and unease across the globe and schools closed until further notice, Peer Tutor will ensure your students can continue to receive academic support and develop their knowledge from home

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/peer-tutor-online-peer-to-peer-support-for-your-learners


Managing stress in and out of the learning environment

All of us experience some form of stress during our lives, some more regularly than others depending on our job, our day-to-day responsibilities, what’s going on in our personal lives and how we each cope with the situations we find ourselves in.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/managing-stress-inside-and-outside-of-the-learning-environment


Because we care

Because we care You may not know that as well as being an awarding organisation, NCFE is also a registered educational charity, committed to changing the lives of learners and supporting people to progress and achieve. NCFE’s purpose is to ‘to pro…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/about-ncfe/because-we-care


A career in the Community and Voluntary Sector

The Community and Voluntary Sector (CVS) is probably better known as a route for people to volunteer, perhaps as a way to ‘give back’ at the end of a career, than as a provider of formative or developmental career opportunities.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/a-career-in-the-community-and-voluntary-sector-really


Student with limited mobility wins Learner of the Year award

Student with limited mobility wins Learner of the Year award A pupil at Wilson Stuart School, Tiarney Calder, has been awarded the Learner of the Year in the new ‘Against All Odds’ category in our Aspiration Awards. An inspiring individual, with a d…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/student-with-limited-mobility-wins-learner-of-the-year-award


Give your child the gift of knowledge this Christmas

What has your teenager asked for this Christmas? An Xbox? The latest iPhone? Designer clothes? What if we told you that for a fraction of the cost, you could buy them a five month headstart on their education?

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/give-your-child-the-gift-of-knowledge-this-christmas


Message from Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills

I’m delighted to share the news that the first T Level students are starting their courses this month.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/message-from-gillian-keegan-minister-for-apprenticeships-and-skills


My week of work experience at NCFE

Last week I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to do some work experience at NCFE. I’m currently studying A-Level Sociology, Politics and BTEC Applied Law at Durham Sixth Form Centre. I spent two and a half days with the Policy team followed by…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/my-week-of-work-experience-at-ncfe


Stress Awareness Month

With Stress Awareness Month now underway, the NCFE Innovation team have been reflecting on the complex relationship between stress and technology. Undeniably, our hyper-connectivity with technology often fuels stress and is a regular culprit in the m…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/stress-awareness-month


We love it when a plan comes together.

I’m delighted to share the positive news that our new model for combined level V Cert qualifications has been received extremely well by the Department for Education (DfE). In their latest update to the published list of approved qualifications, our …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/we-love-it-when-a-plan-comes-together


Farnborough Academy case study – V Cert Aspiration Awards

We’re delighted to announce that Farnborough Academy in Nottingham have been highly commended as part of our V Cert Aspiration Awards.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/farnborough-academy-case-study-v-cert-aspiration-awards


Albion Football Club learners excel with NCFE qualifications

Albion in the Community, the official charity of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, offers a range of NCFE qualifications to help people improve their lives and develop the tools they need to meet their potential.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/albion-football-club-learners-excel-with-ncfe-qualifications


Suffolk New College learners prepare for entry to public services

Learners on the NCFE Level 2 and 3 Diploma Entry to the Uniformed Services at Suffolk New College are gaining skills for a wide range of occupational roles in Public Services.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/suffolk-new-college-learners-prepare-for-entry-to-public-services


Withdrawal of government funding for low volume qualifications

The Government has issued further information on the withdrawal of funding approval from qualifications with low and no publicly funded enrolments, as part of the Level 3 and below review.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/withdrawal-of-government-funding-for-low-volume-qualifications


Do Applied Generals prepare learners for the workplace better than A Levels?

The recent publication of the results of Ofqual’s annual survey, ‘Perceptions of qualifications in England: wave 16’, has found that Applied Generals are thought to better prepare learners for the workplace when compared to GCSE and A-Level qualifica…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/do-applied-generals-prepare-learners-for-the-workplace-better-than-a-levels


Adult Education Budget (AEB)

Adult Education Budget (AEB) The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the Nation’s workforce. To support in the economic and skills recovery to come, the ESFA will soon be launching a new £80 million tender for the national Adult Educ…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/funding/adult-education-budget-aeb


A million pieces to a million pounds

4 years ago, I left my second high school with no qualifications, a lack of direction and no ambition. Fast track 4 years later to May 2018, I’m now the Founding Investor and Director of Weeduu.co and YourCode Recruitment Group. The last few years ha…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/a-million-pieces-to-a-million-pounds


Why choose NCFE for your school?

We will support you to develop an enhanced curriculum, so every one of your learners can reach their full potential, whatever that looks like to them.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/why-choose-ncfe-for-your-school


Qualification supports Interactive Media career aspirations

Interactive Media students at Gillingham School in Dorset set their sights on careers in the Media and IT industries. Studying the Level 2 Technical Award in Interactive Media, the learners have gained valuable vocational skills that can be used in t…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/ncfe-qualification-supports-learners-aspirations-for-career-in-interactive-media


Sample Traineeship programmes

Sample Traineeship programmes We’ve put together a variety of sample Traineeship programmes in different industry sectors. Including regulated qualifications in your Traineeship programmes will not only add to the quality and rigour of your deliver…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/traineeships/sample-traineeship-programmes


Blended learning to achieve success

Although blended learning isn't a new term, it's certainly more prevalent now, as the sector’s response to Covid-19 forced education to swiftly adjust to using technology to support learning from home, in a way that was never envisaged before.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/blended-learning-to-achieve-success


Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on post-16 education

In light of the ongoing situation with COVID-19, there has been a great deal of disruption across the education sector at all levels, the impact of which will be felt long into the next academic year and possibly beyond.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/addressing-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-post-16-education


Widening participation in education

At NCFE, our core purpose is to advance and promote learning and through this changethe lives of people of all ages and from all backgrounds through the enabling power of education. With this in mind, I’d like to focus on the social mobility agenda a…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/widening-participation-in-education


Guest blog from Josh Dixon, YourCode Recruitment Group

We love hearing about how technical education can change people’s lives so when we met Josh Dixon, Managing Director at YourCode Recruitment Group, we just had to share his story.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/guest-blog-from-josh-dixon-managing-director-yourcode-recruitment-group


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