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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


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


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


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


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


Education in Prisons - Prison Education Framework | NCFE

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


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


Flexible Vacancies - Jobs in Education | NCFE

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 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


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


Highlighting the importance of lifelong learning at work

Following Boris Johnson’s pledge to support further education, businesses gear up to celebrate Learning at Work Week 2020. Employers and individuals across the country are gearing up to celebrate the benefits of lifelong learning as ‘Learning at Work…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/highlighting-the-importance-of-lifelong-learning-at-work


Our Purpose - Promote and Advance Learning | NCFE

At NCFE, our core purpose is to promote and advance learning and our educational solutions have contributed to the success of millions of learners, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. We strongly believe in the transformative po…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/about-ncfe/our-purpose


The importance of the ‘College of the Future’ report to the future of FE in England

The importance of the ‘College of the Future’ report to the future of FE in England The launch of the UK College of the Future report from the Independent Commission on the College of the Future certainly throws some interesting ideas into the mix. …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-importance-of-the-college-of-the-future-report-to-the-future-of-fe-in-england


The long road ahead

The long road ahead Taking decisive action on youth employment By David Gallagher and Matt Hamnett As we begin to emerge from the social and economic chrysalis of lockdown, it is clear that the road to recovery will be long and arduous.  There is go…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-long-road-ahead


‘No 16-18 year old left behind’ – key takeaways

NCFE recently teamed up with Campaign For Learning to launch a new policy paper titled: ‘No 16-18 year old left behind’.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/no-16-18-year-old-left-behind-key-takeaways


Jobs of the future: AI, robots and technology

Jobs of the future  With access to technology becoming commonplace, what affect does this have on the job market and how can the technical education sector flex to support learners within the new status quo? A pioneer in the technology sector, Alan …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/jobs-of-the-future-ai-robots-and-technology


Future of English and Maths - Fully Functional | NCFE

The future of English and maths Sian Wilson, NCFE Director In line with our ongoing #FullyFunctional campaign, we recently hosted an insightful English and maths conference to highlight the current standings of these vital subjects as well as thei…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/fully-functional/the-future-of-english-and-maths


Colleges

Quality solutions alongside outstanding support and expertise is exactly what you need to ensure success for your college and its learners. Your goals are our goals; choose NCFE and we’ll be with you every step of the way. We carefully map qualifica…

https://testsite.ncfe.org.uk/who-we-work-with/colleges


NCFE and Tesco Bank Case Study - Employers | NCFE

NCFE Data Analysis qualification developed by data experts, Tesco Bank and the ROSEN Group  Our Level 2 Certificate in Data Analysis has been developed in collaboration with Tesco Bank, the ROSEN Group and other data experts. This qualification is d…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/employers/case-studies/ncfe-data-analysis-qualification-developed-by-data-experts-tesco-bank-and-the-rosen-group


Study Programme - Colleges - 16-19 Qualifications | NCFE

To create well-rounded and confident individuals, you need learning opportunities that put individual learners’ needs at the heart! Study Programmes do just that. Tailored for your learners aged 16-19, Study Programmes offer individualised learning …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/colleges/study-programme


T Levels Good News

T Levels Good News We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve 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 C…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/t-levels-good-news


The importance of formative assessment

We now know that vocational exams that were due to take place in February and March will be cancelled for learners. With the current Ofqual consultation looking at alternative ways to assess and award grades this year.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-importance-of-formative-assessment


Multi-award winning enterprise agencies endorse NCFE Business and Enterprise V Cert

Multi-award winning enterprise agencies endorse NCFE Business and Enterprise V Cert North East Enterprise Agency endorses NCFE Business and Enterprise V Cert qualification, based on the valuable content which provides learners with a great introduc…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/multi-award-winning-enterprise-agencies-endorse-ncfe-business-and-enterprise-v-cert


2021 Spring Budget – what does it mean for education?

Realism was the leading theme ahead of yesterday’s budget announcement, paving the way for some unpopular decisions as we try to find a way through the financial impact of the pandemic.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/2021-spring-budget-what-does-it-mean-for-education-and-skills


Resits, Reformed Functional Skills and T Levels – the future of post 16 English and maths in a changing landscape

Resits, Reformed Functional Skills and T Levels – the future of post 16 English and maths in a changing landscape Catherine Sezen, Senior Policy Manager, the Association of Colleges (AoC) The vision There is widespread college support for the ‘Wolf…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/resits-reformed-functional-skills-and-t-levels-the-future-of-post-16-english-and-maths-in-a-changing-landscape


Catering & Hospitality

Catering & Hospitality The catering and hospitality sectors are the backbone of countries worldwide. As a result, those working in the industry play a fundamental part in helping economies to thrive in a variety of ways, supporting the population’s …

https://testsite.ncfe.org.uk/sectors-we-work-in/catering-hospitality


Giving every child opportunity to develop

Matthew Burton is the head teacher at Thornhill Community Academy in Dewsbury and appeared on Channel 4’s Educating Yorkshire. Matthew has written for NCFE about making pivotal curriculum decisions on behalf of learners.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/give-every-child-the-opportunity-to-become-the-person-they-are-capable-of-being


Digital

Digital With developments in technology bringing significant changes to the way we live and work, there’s a real need for organisations to continuously find new ways of being innovative and creative to remain competitive. Digital skills are therefor…

https://testsite.ncfe.org.uk/sectors-we-work-in/digital


First ever suicide awareness and reduction awards launched

First ever suicide awareness and reduction awards launched  In advance of World Mental Health Day, national education services charity NCFE has developed suicide awareness and reduction qualifications, in a bid to educate people and help tackle the …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/first-ever-suicide-awareness-and-reduction-awards-launched


Delivery of NCFE qualifications supported by iAchieve

Schools across the country are using iAchieve to support the implementation and delivery of NCFE qualifications. The iAchieve online platform provides learners with an additional and alternative way of engaging with their NCFE qualification.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/delivery-of-ncfe-qualifications-supported-by-iachieve


#TechTakeover - A Day in the life of software developer Ryan Richardson

#TechTakeover - A Day in the life of software developer Ryan Richardson Here at NCFE we have a team full of talented, enthusiastic individuals across a whole range of departments. Whether that’s dealing directly with our learners and training provid…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/techtakeover-a-day-in-the-life-of-software-developer-ryan-richardson


Update from party conferences

Update from party conferences This month, NCFE sent representation to the Labour and Conservative Party conferences, with the aim of hearing the latest policy announcements and influencing policy formulation. The Labour conference began with confusi…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/update-from-party-conferences


Shaping the new National Retraining Scheme

Last week, NCFE and Campaign for Learning were delighted to publish our second white paper of 2018 entitled ‘Shaping the new National Retraining Scheme’. Written by Dr Susan Pember, the paper assesses the current and emerging needs a National Retrain…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/shaping-the-new-national-retraining-scheme


Adult participation in learning survey

Adult participation in learning survey Back in August, the Learning and Work Institute (L&W) released the latest iteration of its annual survey of adult participation in learning. The L&W survey 5,000 adults across the UK giving us an evidence based…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/adult-participation-in-learning-survey


Devolution

NCFE Policy Leader, Andrew Gladstone-Heighton, breaks down recent announcements and events regarding Technical Education in the north and south of the country.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/devolution


The Evolution of Skills Devolution

The Evolution of Skills Devolution November 2018 has been a month of high importance in the adult education funding calendar. A number of Combined Authorities and devolved regions have set out their stalls regarding devolution of the Adult Education…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-evolution-of-skills-devolution


Case Study: Beverley Grammar School – Engineering futures

Case Study: Beverley Grammar School – Engineering futures Beverley Grammar School has been specialising in boys’ education since 700AD and is the oldest state school in England. One of the school’s aims is for their pupils to have the ambition and c…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/case-study-beverley-grammar-school-engineering-futures


Update on the Augar Review

Update on the Augar Review In his spring statement, the chancellor Phillip Hammond outlined that we can soon expect the long awaited outcome of the Augar Review. The ‘Review of Post-18 Education and Funding’ sets out to look at how students in the f…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/update-on-the-augar-review


The benefits of Formative Assessment

The benefits of Formative Assessment Formative assessment is becoming increasingly important and widely recognised for the benefits it can bring to the learning experience. Teachers and educators can use formative assessment as a critical plank in t…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-benefits-of-formative-assessment


#TechTakeover - A Day in the life of Richard Grant our development operations lead

#TechTakeover - A Day in the life of Richard Grant our development operations lead Here at NCFE we have a team full of talented individuals with a whole range of skills. Whether that’s being the brains behind our technology innovation, communicating…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/techtakeover-a-day-in-the-life-of-richard-grant-our-development-operations-lead


NCFE and Swissport Case Study - Employers | NCFE

NCFE and Swissport partner to develop new aviation qualifications NCFE and Swissport have worked together to ensure the quality of aviation qualifications meets industry requirements, and these fit-for-purpose qualifications are now ready for colleg…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/employers/case-studies/ncfe-and-swissport-partner-to-develop-new-aviation-qualifications


Learning at Work Week takes to the air for 2020

Employers across the UK are being invited to take part in a first-of-its-kind virtual learning event this week as Learning at Work Week returns, but with a few twists!

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/learning-at-work-week-takes-to-the-air-for-2020


Apprenticeships – myth busting Apprenticeships in the modern landscape

Apprenticeships – myth busting Apprenticeships in the modern landscape Given the incessant raft of changes to the government’s Apprenticeship policy, it can be difficult for businesses to follow and understand the evolving Apprenticeship landscape, …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/apprenticeships-myth-busting-apprenticeships-in-the-modern-landscape


Mother of five scoops prestigious Learner of the Year Award

Mother of five scoops prestigious Learner of the Year Award The ‘Learner of the Year’ category in our Aspiration Awards honours learners who are developing themselves through vocational qualifications from NCFE or CACHE, making positive improvement…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/mother-of-five-scoops-prestigious-learner-of-the-year-award


A spotlight on the general election

The general election has dominated the media over the past few weeks. The landslide win for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives has changed the shape and power balance of parliament.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/a-spotlight-on-the-general-election


Getting ready for T Levels

Getting ready for T Levels It’s an exciting, yet challenging time in education as we approach the launch of T Levels in September 2020 to the first wave of providers. T Levels signify a big change in technical education as they will become one of th…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/getting-ready-for-t-levels


Functional Skills - English and Maths | NCFE

The perfect alternative for English and maths. Alternative qualifications are vital to ensure that everyone has access to success. Functional Skills qualifications give organisations the option to offer GCSE alternatives to their learners, enabling …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/functional-skills


Results day– what if you don’t make the grade?

Results day– what if you don’t make the grade? Josh Dixon “If you don’t get your grades, you won’t be able to push on in your career”. It’s a sentence that many students will have heard for a number of years. We’ve all been there; anxious, nervous, …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/results-day-what-if-you-don-t-make-the-grade


The scale of the challenge for adult job seekers… and the hope that is on the horizon

The scale of the challenge for adult job seekers… and the hope that is on the horizon As we approach the festive period facing a second, nationwide lockdown, it is clear that the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to bring f…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-scale-of-the-challenge-for-adult-job-seekers-and-the-hope-that-is-on-the-horizon


The rise of the fitness industry: how it’s more of a feasible career choice than ever

The rise of the fitness industry: how it’s more of a feasible career choice than ever Whether or not you’re health conscious, it’s clear to see that there’s been a substantial boom in the health and fitness industry over recent years. There’s been n…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-rise-of-the-fitness-industry-how-it-s-more-of-a-feasible-career-choice-than-ever


Practical mental health solutions

Practical support for educators to support students' mental health from CACHE including free guides, resources, supporting qualifications and more.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/blue-monday-practical-mental-health-solutions


The Importance of English Skills in Young People

The Importance of English Skills in Young People With the recent Functional Skills reform, it's rare to go a day without hearing about maths and English within education sector news. And following #InternationalLiteracyDay on 9 September, it seems a…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-importance-of-english-skills-in-young-people


Getting meta: a recovery that supports sustainable, adaptable careers

Getting meta: a recovery that supports sustainable, adaptable careers Richard Eyre is a policy and strategy professional who has advised on education and skills policy on three continents. He currently works as Chief Programmes Officer for educatio…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/getting-meta-a-recovery-that-supports-sustainable-adaptable-careers


The future of digital skills

The future of digital skills It’s no secret that we live in a digital age, with technology advancing daily. With this in mind, the Department for Education (DfE) has acknowledged that the current ICT standards don’t reflect the world we live in and …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-future-of-digital-skills


Students unlock their potential with Peer Tutor

Students unlock their potential with Peer Tutor Students at Seaham High School have excelled through using Peer Tutor, a peer-to-peer learning app which helps young people progress and achieve in a safe and secure environment, anytime, anywhere. Th…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/students-unlock-their-potential-with-peer-tutor


Looking forward to the year ahead

Looking forward to the year ahead As we start afresh and look forward to the year ahead, it’s clear that there are lots of exciting and challenging times awaiting us in the world of further education and training. With change often comes trepidation…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/looking-forward-to-the-year-ahead


Raising the bar for Alternative Education – Stone Soup Academy scoops Centre of the Year Award

Raising the bar for Alternative Education – Stone Soup Academy scoops Centre of the Year Award Designed to recognise a centre that has gone over and above to help its learners, the Centre of the Year category in our Aspiration Awards was historical…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/raising-the-bar-for-alternative-education-stone-soup-academy-scoops-centre-of-the-year-award


Bold action from the Chancellor – but more is needed

Michael Lemin, Senior Policy Specialist at NCFE, unpacks the detail of the Chancellor’s economic statement, including the positive commitments made to youth employability

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/bold-action-from-the-chancellor-but-more-is-needed


Skills for Jobs White Paper - summary and media coverage

The government published the long-awaited Skills for Jobs White Paper. Described as FE’s ‘day in the sun’, the paper shines a light on the national training landscape and provides some much-needed reassurance amid the Covid-19 crisis.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/skills-for-jobs-white-paper-summary-and-media-coverage


Why NCFE is launching the #FullyFunctional campaign

NCFE has launched our campaign #FullyFunctional, calling on the Government to allow learners who achieve Grade 3 in their English and maths GCSE (equivalent to Grade D in the old system) to be given the opportunity to study alternative qualifications…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/why-ncfe-is-launching-the-fullyfunctional-campaign


Top 10 reasons to choose NCFE

Top 10 reasons to choose NCFE There’s lots of reasons to choose NCFE as your school's Awarding Organisation. Here are some of our favourites: We support achievementOur new combined Level 1/2 Technical Awards benefit from an average of nearly an 85…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/top-10-reasons-to-choose-ncfe


The Queen’s Speech – a view on education

Her Majesty The Queen officially outlined the government’s agenda for the next five years at the State opening of parliament last week. We’ve rounded up some of the key points to take away from the world of education.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-queen-s-speech-a-view-on-education


Notice to centres regarding the removal of DCS from 1 November 2020

Notice to centres regarding the removal of DCS from 1 November 2020 Ofqual announced in September 2019 that all Awarding Organisations (AOs) are required to introduce a Centre Assessment Standards Scrutiny (CASS) strategy no later than September 202…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/service-messages/service-messages-for-2020/november-service-messages/notice-to-centres-regarding-the-removal-of-dcs-from-1-november-2020


Routes to Success - map your curriculum

Whether you’re based in an FE college, training provider or school, a carefully planned curriculum and the ability to map your learners’ progression into higher education or employment, are essential components when creating any learning programmes.…

https://testsite.ncfe.org.uk/qualifications/routes-to-success-map-your-curriculum


NCFE and Home Group Case Study - Employers | NCFE

NCFE and Home Group work together to develop new Customer Service and Leadership and Management qualifications Case Study Wednesday 08 March 2017 National awarding organisation NCFE and Home Group, one of the biggest housing associations in the UK, …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/employers/case-studies/ncfe-and-home-group-work-together-to-develop-new-customer-service-and-leadership-and-management-qualifications


Yes, there’s a digital skills crisis in the UK, but we can solve it!

Yes, there’s a digital skills crisis in the UK, but we can solve it! Liz Williams MBE, chief executive of FutureDotNow, discusses the crisis and how it can be tackled The UK is in a digital skills crisis.  Over half of the UK’s workforce (17.1 milli…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/yes-there-s-a-digital-skills-crisis-in-the-uk-but-we-can-solve-it


Revolutionary Forces discussion paper – top takeaways

In our recent discussion paper published in partnership with Campaign for Learning, a host of experts from across the FE, labour market economics, employment and mental health sectors explored the revolutionary forces facing the UK economy.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/revolutionary-forces-discussion-paper-top-takeaways


Tips for teachers - managing your own mental health: sleep

When it comes to self-care, research and data implies the most important element is sleep.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/tips-for-teachers-managing-your-own-mental-health-sleep


Post-18 education report

Yesterday, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) published their report, Post-18 education and funding: options for the government review.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/post-18-education-report


UK’s young people in crisis with only 18% positive about future career prospects

UK’s young people in crisis with only 18% positive about future career prospects A new survey has found that less than 1 in 5 (18%) of the UK’s 16-24-year-olds feel positive about their future career prospects. The study, commissioned by national a…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/uk-s-young-people-in-crisis-with-only-18-positive-about-future-career-prospects


Routes to Success - Map your curriculum | NCFE

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’…

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


What exactly is the Chartered Institute for?

It took an article in FE Week, pointing out the imminent withdrawal of its financial support from the DfE, to remind me, and no doubt many others, that the Chartered Institute for FE still exists.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/what-exactly-is-the-chartered-institute-for


NCFE joins with Northumbria Police to tackle hate crime

NCFE has joined forces with Northumbria Police to put a stop to hate crime in the North East by launching internal Hate Crime Champions.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/ncfe-joins-forces-with-northumbria-police-to-tackle-hate-crime-in-the-north-east


Childcare student honoured in NCFE Aspiration Awards

Roisin Moran, learner at North West Regional College (NWRC), awarded Highly Commended in the Learner of the Year category in the NCFE Aspiration Awards.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/childcare-student-honoured-in-ncfe-aspiration-awards-is-set-to-help-other-youngsters-thrive


HR professional turned teacher scoops Teacher of the Year accolade

HR professional turned teacher scoops Teacher of the Year accolade Our Teacher/Tutor of the Year Aspiration Award recognises educators who have gone over and above to support their learners. This could be anything from supporting a learner facing d…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/hr-professional-turned-teacher-scoops-teacher-of-the-year-accolade


Offering NCFE Qualifications - Key Stage 4 | NCFE

Offering our qualifications Choosing the NCFE qualifications you offer. Select your qualifications We have created a vast range of qualification options for you to choose from. Browse them now using our dedicated website QualHub - you can filter th…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/schools/offering-our-qualifications


Leave it a year? The minister thinks so

Politicians get a lot of stick for talking in platitudes or avoiding direct answers to difficult questions, so we should therefore be especially grateful when one strays off message and gives an honest reaction to a genuine issue.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/leave-it-a-year-the-minister-thinks-so


Traineeships: the hidden gem of skills policies

Traineeships: the hidden gem of skills policies This summer, the Chancellor launched his ‘plan for jobs’ in an effort to accelerate economic recovery from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.  Along with a new ‘job retention bonus’ to encourage …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/traineeships-the-hidden-gem-of-skills-policies


Units - Standalone Units - Learning Programme | NCFE

Supporting your learners to succeed Our unit qualifications can help boost achievement rates and motivate your learners to progress. We believe in preparing learners for the workplace and supporting them to progress, which is why our standalone unit…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/units


Tips for teachers – autism in the classroom

Tips for teachers – autism in the classroom Many learners will require support in the classroom for a variety of different reasons. More and more is being understood about autism and, as it is a spectrum disorder with behaviours that are varied from…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/tips-for-teachers-autism-in-the-classroom


Uniformed Services Enquiry Form - Qualifications | NCFE

Funded Level 3 Uniformed Services qualifications  Our nested suite of Level 3 Uniformed Services qualifications are the perfect choice for your Study Programme learners who hope to progress into a career in a variety of sectors including the police,…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/uniformed-services-enquiry-form


Careers - Vacancies - Jobs in Education | NCFE

Careers Why work for NCFE? NCFE is a well-established and rapidly growing provider of educational services and registered charity, driven by a core purpose to ‘promote and advance learning’ and provide life changing opportunities to learners. Our he…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/careers


Nicholas Earl-Phillipps – V Cert Aspiration Awards

We’re delighted to announce that Nicholas Earl-Phillipps, a learner at Bitterne Park School has been highly commended in our V Cert Aspiration Awards.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/highly-commended-nicholas-earl-phillipps-v-cert-aspiration-awards


Williamson puts FE at the heart of his agenda

 Williamson puts FE at the heart of his agenda The Conservative Party Conference gave us an opportunity to hear from the new Secretary of State for Education. It was great to hear Gavin Williamson put further education at the forefront of his speech…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/williamson-puts-fe-at-the-heart-of-his-agenda


Six ways to boost your CV for career success

Sitting down to write a CV can be a stressful task, especially if it’s your first, but don’t worry! It doesn’t have to be. There are so many different ways you can boost your CV to help you stand out from the crowd and land your dream job.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/six-ways-to-boost-your-cv-for-career-success


No 16-18 year old left behind

Two of the UK’s leading educational charities, NCFE and Campaign for Learning, have come together to query exactly that in their new pamphlet, titled ‘No 16-18 Year Old Left Behind’.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/no-16-18-year-old-left-behind


RSHE Success - RSHE Qualifications | NCFE

We support RSHE Following RSHE becoming compulsory in schools (with some exceptions), we realise that schools across the country are eagerly  working towards offering a robust curriculum in this increasingly important subject area. While many schoo…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/rshe-success


The importance of English and maths in the skills system

The importance of English and maths in the skills system Mark Dawe Chief Executive, AELP The legacy of the recent policy approach to English and maths is grim and employers constantly complain about its impact.  9 million adults have literacy and ma…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-importance-of-english-and-maths-in-the-skills-system


Offering our qualifications - Colleges | NCFE

Offering our qualifications Choosing the NCFE qualifications you offer Whether you’re a centre looking to work with us for the first time or you’re a centre who has worked with us before, getting started with NCFE qualifications couldn’t be easier! …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/colleges/offering-our-qualifications


Offering our qualifications - Training Providers | NCFE

Offering our qualifications Choosing the NCFE qualifications you offer Whether you’re a centre looking to work with us for the first time or you’re a centre who has worked with us before, getting started with NCFE qualifications couldn’t be easier! …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/training-providers/offering-our-qualifications


20% off-the-job rule – Apprenticeship training doesn’t need to involve time away from the office

20% off-the-job rule – Apprenticeship training doesn’t need to involve time away from the office Naturally, many businesses haven’t taken too kindly to the 20% off-the-job rule that is mandatory within the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/20-off-the-job-rule-apprenticeship-training-doesn-t-need-to-involve-time-away-from-the-office


Health and Science

Health and Science Professionals working in health and science play a fundamental role in society and make a difference to peoples’ lives every day. This could be through the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a huge number of medical conditions…

https://testsite.ncfe.org.uk/sectors-we-work-in/health-and-science


5 Tips for FE teachers: working SMART!

5 Tips for FE teachers: working SMART! Standardise your marking short hand If you’re marking by hand, anything to make this process quicker and uniform across student work can help you use your time more effectively. We’re created a poster which…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/5-tips-for-fe-teachers-working-smart


ICT and Digital Skills - Key Stage 4 | NCFE

Develop their digital skills at school Solutions to equip your learners with the essential digital skills they need for life and work. Digital technology has become an integral part of our lives. It has changed the way we communicate, shop, manage …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/schools/ict-and-digital-skills


Let’s get to work on a careers strategy to support learners

Let’s get to work on a careers strategy to support learners Equipping young people with the skills and knowledge they need to be ready for the workplace is a challenge and schools need to be sure that they are getting their part right. Only half of …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/let-s-get-to-work-on-a-careers-strategy-to-support-learners


Tackling exclusion in our schools

Tackling exclusion in our schools As a governor myself, I have insight into how school exclusions are used as the last resort, and how wrenching the decision can be to exclude a pupil from an education setting. We have a duty to provide the best out…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/tackling-exclusion-in-our-schools


Endorsement Service - Learning Materials | NCFE

As a leading providers of recognised qualifications. We offer an endorsement service to third party organisations. Our endorsement ensures learners have access to high quality materials that are fit for purpose and cover all learning outcomes. Endor…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/endorsement-service


Climate Change - Green Education and Qualifications | NCFE

Bright, green futures Climate change is a significant political and economic issue that is gaining increasing momentum at a global level. Without action, we run the risk of losing the race against climate change and ensuring a green future for gen…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/climatechange


Update on our Functional Skills offer - NCFE

Update on our Functional Skills offer This web page sets out our latest advice on: NCFE’s approach to awarding for 2020-21 – see the document linked on the right Teacher Assessed Grade (TAG) approach for Functional Skills – information from the Fed…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/covid-19-response-for-2020-21/update-on-our-functional-skills-offer


Why your College should be offering Study Programmes

Why your College should be offering Study Programmes The introduction of Study Programmes in 2013 was a Department of Education (DfE) initiative to ensure individualised learning and work placement opportunities for 16-19 learners and to enhance fut…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/why-your-college-should-be-offering-study-programmes


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