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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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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,…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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).

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…



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