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Support T levels

Government is introducing new T levels as a high-quality, work-focussed alternative to A levels for young people once they’ve completed their GCSEs. NCFE is working with Government to develop T level qualifications for: education and childcare; di…

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


Challenging Einstein: how can technology work hand in hand with human interaction in formative assessment?

Challenging Einstein: how can technology work hand in hand with human interaction in formative assessment? Albert Einstein feared the day that technology would surpass our human interaction. He stated the world would have a generation of idiots... i…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/challenging-einstein-how-can-technology-work-hand-in-hand-with-human-interaction-in-formative-assessment


Getting schools ready for RSHE

Getting schools ready for RSHE The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that they will be making only minor amends to the previously released draft regulations for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). This marks a further development in wh…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/getting-schools-ready-for-rshe


Do you speak our language? We’re recruiting for tech talent in the north east

We’ve got some good news here at NCFE – we’re hiring! We’re looking to recruit a number of full stack software developers at all levels to join the growing team at our Quorum Business Park office in Newcastle upon Tyne.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/do-you-speak-our-language-we-re-recruiting-for-tech-talent-in-the-north-east


Tips for teachers – talking about mental health in the classroom

Tips for teachers – talking about mental health in the classroom Andi Smart is a Mental Health Practitioner and Teacher who works for a number of care and education establishments in mental health support and teaching roles; as well as developing he…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/tips-for-teachers-talking-about-mental-health-in-the-classroom


Routes to Success - Map your curriculum | Training providers

Routes to Success - Map your curriculum Whether you’re a training provider or based in a college or school, a carefully planned curriculum and the ability to map your learners’ progression are essential components of any programme of study. That’s w…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/training-providers/routes-to-success-map-your-curriculum


Adult Education Budget (AEB) | 63 million underspend

At NCFE, we believe that lifelong learning is hugely important and we encourage our customers to make the most of their adult education budget (AEB) funding. There was a £63m underspend in the AEB in the last academic year and we’d like to see this r…

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


NCFE learner is Finalist for BAFTA Young Game Designers Award

NCFE learner is Finalist for BAFTA Young Game Designers Award A student at St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School, Pavanjot Town, was honoured in this year’s BAFTA awards in the Young Game Designers category after gaining skills in NCFE Interactive…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/ncfe-learner-is-finalist-for-bafta-young-game-designers-award


Technical Award in Art and Design endorsed by sector expert

Technical Award in Art and Design endorsed by sector expert Sector expert and employer from Vibrant Thinking has endorsed NFCE’s Art and Design Level 1/2 Technical Award in Art and Design, commending the qualification for its practical approach. Th…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/employers/case-studies/technical-award-in-art-and-design-endorsed-by-sector-expert


Five foundations of character education

Five foundations of character education Damian Hinds has demonstrated his vision for five foundations to build character at the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership conference and how he plans to take this forward. Character Educa…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/five-foundations-of-character-education


An opportunity to tackle mental health

An opportunity to tackle mental health that is not to be missed With worrying statistics about young peoples’ and teachers’ mental health continually reported in the media, we believe that the introduction of compulsory requirements for Health Educa…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/an-opportunity-to-tackle-mental-health-that-is-not-to-be-missed


Is social media causing depression amongst young people?

In response to a recent BBC report regarding the link between social media and mental health issues amongst young people, NCFE work experience student Kathryn Bradbeer, 17, explores the issue further.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/is-social-media-causing-depression-amongst-young-people


Tips for Teachers: are you ready for statutory RSHE?

Tips for Teachers: are you ready for statutory RSHE? Jan Lever, CEO, Jigsaw PSHE With requirements for Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) becoming compulsory from September 2020, many teachers will find themselves teaching this content a…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/tips-for-teachers-are-you-ready-for-statutory-rshe


Providers

T Levels are new 2 year programmes for 16-18 year olds. They have been developed in collaboration with employers and include a technical qualification that integrates maths, English and digital skills. T Levels feature an employer set project and a …

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


Use a qualification to meet your career guidance duties

We’re committed to helping schools meet their career guidance duties by developing solutions for employability skills development that meet the expectations of employers.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/how-to-use-a-qualification-to-meet-your-career-guidance-duties


Making a Success of the National Skills Fund

To help address some of the rising challenges set to impact the economy and labour market throughout the 2020s and beyond, the Conservatives promised in their General Election manifesto to introduce a National Skills Fund from 2021.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/making-a-success-of-the-national-skills-fund-setting-the-scene


Using technology to transform the way you teach

It’s not an exaggeration to say that technology is revolutionising education making it a fantastic time to be teaching.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/using-technology-to-transform-the-way-you-teach


Flexible Vacancies

Flexible Vacancies We’re looking for passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated people to join our current team of 150+ flexible workers. We want to make a difference in the world of education. We offer exciting and innovative qualifications across th…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/careers/flexible-vacancies


The importance of digital literacy to the future workforce

A commonly held belief is that people who have grown up in the midst of the technological revolution don’t require formalised digital literacy skills support. However, is this really the case?

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-importance-of-digital-literacy-to-the-future-workforce


ESFA update - changes to functional skills

ESFA update - changes to functional skills The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have made the following changes to the 16 - 18 English and maths progress measure which will apply to 2020 performance tables. They have increased the relat…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/esfa-update-changes-to-functional-skills


AoC Sport in the Curriculum Conference – key takeaways

The recent Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport in the Curriculum Conference was a great opportunity to find out more about the key sport sector topics.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/aoc-sport-in-the-curriculum-conference-key-takeaways


Teacher retention for schools

Teacher retention for schools The government took an important step this month in publishing its Teacher Recruitment Strategy. This articulates their ambition in meeting the ‘increasingly difficult challenge to recruit and retain staff of the calibr…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/teacher-retention-for-schools


Delivering education into prisons

Delivering education into prisons We understand that when it comes to delivering education into prisons, it can be challenging to meet a wide range of learning and regional needs; finding quality solutions which improve the prospect of real job outc…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/delivering-education-into-prisons


Key ways to address online safety

NCFE takes a look at how to ensure the online safety of children and teenagers and the dangers that teachers, parents and carers should be aware of and how you can educate young people during Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) lessons.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/key-ways-to-address-online-safety


The North East charity making a difference

The North East charity making a difference We think it’s important to highlight the work of fellow charities who are doing amazing things to enhance the lives of others. We believe that the more diverse we can make spaces, the more we can learn and …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-north-east-charity-making-a-difference


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