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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 Level 2 Award in Creative Craft (Construction)

https://www.qualhub.co.uk/qualification-search/qualification-detail/ncfe-level-2-award-in-creative-craft-construction-4321


Making creative learning accessible to all

Making creative learning accessible to all Technology Triumphs is a distance learning based tuition service from qualified and experienced teachers, who aim to make creative learning more accessible to all. Design Technology teachers, Pip Rothwell a…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/making-creative-learning-accessible-to-all


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


Creative, Design and Digital

Creative, Design & Digital With developments in technology bringing significant changes to the way we live and work, there’s a need for organisations to continuously find new ways of being innovative and creative to remain competitive. Creativity an…

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


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


T Level Support Roles

T Level Support Roles As one of the UK’s leading providers of educational services, NCFE was recently awarded the contract by the Government to design and develop the Health T Level, Healthcare Science T Level and Science T Level. T Levels mark a re…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/t-level-support-roles


Student progresses with help of Level 2 CACHE qualification

Originally enrolled onto his Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner qualification as a late starter, Raja wasn’t going to let that stop him from achieving his goals. He was soon known by all learners and tutors within the college because of…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/dedicated-college-student-progresses-through-further-education-with-the-help-of-our-qualification


T level TAGs

Alternative Assessment arrangements for Education and Childcare T Levels As a result of the outcome of the  consultation on arrangements for assessing vocational and technical qualifications this summer, the Department for Education and Ofqual prop…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/covid-19-response-for-2020-21/qualifications-which-can-be-awarded-through-a-teacher-assessed-grade/t-level-tags


T Level

T Levels mark a revolution in technical education, offering a world class technical alternative to A Levels.  NCFE is spearheading these exciting reforms having been selected as the delivery partner of choice for 6 of the 9 T Levels awarded so far. …

https://testsite.ncfe.org.uk/qualifications/t-level


T Level Eligible Provider

T Level Eligible Provider

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/t-levels/t-level-eligible-provider


T level Timeline

T Level Timeline

https://testsite.ncfe.org.uk/qualifications/t-level/t-level-timeline


Delivering T Level success

Delivering T level Success 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 …

https://testsite.ncfe.org.uk/qualifications/t-level/delivering-t-level-success


Update: Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Update: NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (601/8435/8) Following extensive research and stakeholder engagement, we have decided to introduce a Near Pass (N) grade to the Short Answer Examination for this qualifi…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/service-messages/service-messages-for-2020/july-service-messages/update-technical-level-3-extended-diploma-in-health-and-social-care


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


Updated textbook - Level 1 Caring for Children

Updated textbook - Level 1 Caring for Children The second edition of the Level 1 Caring for Children textbook has been published by Hodder Education and is endorsed by CACHE. This textbook is suitable for learners studying any of the following quali…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/service-messages/service-messages-for-2020/july-service-messages/updated-textbook-level-1-caring-for-children


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


Amendment to specification for NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading (603/3883/0)

Amendment to specification for NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading (603/3883/0) An error has been identified in the specification for the above qualification within the unit summary of optional unit J/617/3600 - Introduction to Co…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/service-messages/service-messages-for-2020/august-service-messages/amendment-to-specification-for-ncfe-level-2-certificate-in-principles-of-team-leading-60338830


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


Legal Information

Legal Information Covid-19 Risk Assessment Our Covid-19 Risk Assessment can be found here. External Parties Information Security Requirements Policy Download here Privacy Notice NCFE (the “we”, “us”, “our”) (registered company number 02896700 and re…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/legal-information


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


How to engage learners while working remotely

Keeping learners engaged while working remotely has been a key challenge for the education sector during this enforced period of lockdown.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/how-to-engage-learners-while-working-remotely


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


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


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


NCFE qualification endorsed by top Travel Management company

NCFE’s recently developed Level 3 Award in Business Travel has been endorsed by several business travel experts, including Clarity, part of the Portman Travel Group, which includes Elegant Resorts and If Only.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/ncfe-qualification-endorsed-by-top-business-travel-management-company


New mobile app is revolutionising access to tutoring

The mobile app has been designed to create equal access to learning and provide a low cost, high quality alternative to traditional private tutoring.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/innovative-new-mobile-app-is-revolutionising-access-to-tutoring


Apprenticeship Frameworks

Apprenticeship Frameworks We’re committed to helping learners achieve their potential through apprenticeships. Our high-quality range of full and part apprenticeships at higher, advanced and intermediate level, together with our supporting qualifica…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-frameworks


Fully Functional

NCFE's purpose is to promote and advance learning. When it comes to English and maths we believe that equal opportunities aren’t given to all qualification types. There isn’t currently a level playing field for English and maths and we want to rais…

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


Tips for teachers managing your own mental health: exercise

Exercise increases blood flow and levels of dopamine, a chemical which is released during all pleasurable activities, and a lack of it has been linked to depression.

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


NCFE Award endorsed by the Society of Operations Engineers

We’re delighted to announce that our Level 1 / 2 Technical Award in Engineering has received endorsement from the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE).

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/technical-award-receives-endorsement-from-the-society-of-operations-engineers


Tops tips for going green in the classroom

The younger generation are more socially and environmentally aware than ever, and it seems we’re constantly being reminded about the effects our actions are having on the world around us and being encouraged to ‘do our bit’.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/tops-tips-for-going-green-in-the-classroom


Case study with River Tees Multi Academy Trust PRU

Tom Rhatigan discusses his experience of delivering V Certs, including the Level 1 and Level 2 certificates in Health and Fitness, and how the qualification has allowed his pupils to find their strengths and excel.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/a-perfect-fit-case-study-with-river-tees-multi-academy-trust-pru


Young carer used her V Cert to boost attendance

Keeley Crompton, Chorlton High School learner, awarded Highly Commended in the Learner of the Year – Against All Odds category in NCFE Aspiration Awards, while completing her Level 2 Certificate in Food and Cookery.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/award-winning-young-carer-used-her-v-cert-to-boost-attendance-by-40


NCFE and CILT collaborate on development

NCFE and CILT collaborate on development of retail and commercial enterprise qualification Case Study Tuesday 14 February 2017 National awarding organisation NCFE and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the membership organisa…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/employers/case-studies/ncfe-and-cilt-collaborate-on-development-of-retail-and-commercial-enterprise-qualification


The desire to succeed

It’s been an extremely busy couple of weeks for the NCFE Schools team culminating in us successfully resubmitting our combined Level 1 /2 Tech Awards to the DfE for consideration of inclusion into the 2020 Performance Tables.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-desire-to-succeed


Consulting pupils about RSHE

Relationships Education, RSE and Health Education (RSHE) will become mandatory in schools across England from September 2020. Creating a curriculum that meets the needs of pupils is vital.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/consulting-pupils-about-rshe


Apprenticeship Framework Components

Apprenticeship Framework Components What apprenticeships involve Learners completing an apprenticeship work alongside experienced staff, gaining job-specific skills while earning themselves a wage. They’re also given time for study which is related …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-framework-components


Team Leader apprentice completes end-point assessment

Tony Rossiter has successfully completed end-point assessment for the Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor apprenticeship standard. Tony works as a Senior Engineering Change Coordinator and decided to do the Team Leader/Supervisor apprenticeship at a later…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/team-leader-apprentice-successfully-completes-end-point-assessment-with-epa-plus


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