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New to apprenticeships

New to apprenticeships Changing Landscape: More about end-point assessment (EPA) Apprenticeships in England have changed significantly over the past two years.  The market offer has moved from qualification based Apprenticeship Frameworks, develop…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/end-point-assessment/why-work-with-epa-plus/new-to-apprenticeships


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


Registrations, assessments, results and papers

Registrations, assessments, results and papers On 9 April, the Secretary of State for Education advised Ofqual that assessments for vocational and technical qualifications (including Functional Skills) cannot proceed as planned this summer, given th…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/coronavirus-information-and-advice-for-customers-and-learners/registrations-assessments-results-and-papers


Withdrawal of manual certificate claim forms

Withdrawal of manual certificate claim forms From Monday 18 November we’ll no longer be accepting paper claim forms for certificates (form Cs). These forms are still be available to download from the Portal for your own internal processes, however p…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/service-messages/service-messages-for-2019/november-service-messages/withdrawal-of-manual-certificate-claim-forms


Why work with EPA Plus?

Why work with EPA Plus? EPA Plus is one of the largest providers of end-point assessment in England, leading the way from the first days of end- point assessment (EPA), infusing innovation and customer service into each stage of the process. EPA P…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/end-point-assessment/why-work-with-epa-plus


NCFE Quality Assurance Team.

Quality Assurance Team The Quality Assurance team is responsible for all aspects of Quality Assurance which involves our customers and External Contractors. The Quality Assurance team is responsible for managing and maintaining the integrity of th…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/contact/our-people/quality-assurance-team


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


#TechTakeover - Ryan's Story - A Journey from Apprentice to Software Developer

#TechTakeover - Ryan's Story - A Journey from Apprentice to Software Developer At NCFE, we are dedicated to ensuring that we create and foster an environment for our staff to enhance their skills and grow. We’re passionate about talent in the North …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/techtakeover-ryans-story-a-journey-from-apprentice-to-software-developer


Don’t be blue this Monday

The third Monday of January has been awarded the gloomy title ‘Blue Monday’ due to a combination of post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and the arrival of unpaid credit card bills.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/don-t-be-blue-this-monday


Collaborative working

As an Awarding Organisation, it’s important that our qualifications are fit for purpose, providing people with the skills they need to succeed, and employers with a qualified, job ready workforce. We work collaboratively with a wide range of experts…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/collaborative-working


Industry 4.0

Creating factories of the future Industry 4.0 marks a huge transformation in the way we produce products, enhanced by smart systems, data and machine learning. With this in mind, employers need to ensure they have the right people, skills and proc…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/training-providers/industry-40


PSHE, RSE and HE

It can be difficult to know what to cover as part of a PSHE lesson but we all know that it’s really important for learner development and wellbeing. We’ve made it easy to find a programme of learning that suits your school, your learners, your time…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/schools/pshe-rse-and-he


Support guides

Support guides On this page you can find a number of support guides to assist you in using our systems for EPA administration and delivery. SEPA User Guide The SEPA system is EPA Plus’ EPA registration and administration portal. This guide will show…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/end-point-assessment/coronavirus-covid-19-customer-update/support-guides


NCFE and NSN announce strategic partnership

Educational services charity, NCFE, has announced a new strategic partnership with The Northern Skills Network (NSN).

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/ncfe-and-nsn-announce-strategic-partnership


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


The role of the Employer

The role of the Employer Apprenticeships provide an opportunity for employers to grow their own talent. The employer provides an apprentice with real-life work, supervision and guidance form expert workers and the support of a structured learning p…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/end-point-assessment/why-work-with-epa-plus/the-role-of-the-employer


Top 10 reasons to switch to e-books

While for some people, nothing will ever be able to replace the joy of curling up with a good book, it’s undeniable that there are some great benefits to e-books.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/top-10-reasons-to-switch-to-e-books


SEND pupils losing out on school places

Recent press attention surrounding the lack of appropriate provision in schools for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) pupils has highlighted a complex issue which seems to lack a solution for inclusivity for many children.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/send-pupils-losing-out-on-school-places


Spotlight on IT: Srikanth Kataram

Spotlight on IT: Srikanth Kataram We caught up with NCFE Software Delivery Coach, Srikanth Kataram, about his role and life in the IT team at NCFE. Tell us about yourself. 13 years ago I came to the UK from India for my Masters in Computing) at T…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/spotlight-on-it-srikanth-kataram


The Police Force: a Career Choice for Young People

The Police Force: a Career Choice for Young People In July 2019, before he became Prime Minister, Boris Johnson vowed to reverse police cuts that have plagued Britain over recent years. And since becoming Prime Minister, it seems he’s true to his wo…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-police-force-a-career-choice-for-young-people


Campaign for Learning

We are delighted to be investing in the future of independent learning charity, Campaign for Learning.   Campaign for Learning has been delivering highly impactful campaigns, training programmes, research and delivery projects and policy work to the…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/campaign-for-learning


Not just for junior staff or manual workers – build a pipeline of talent across the business

Not just for junior staff or manual workers – build a pipeline of talent across the business Apprenticeships are the perfect way for businesses to access new talent. However, Apprenticeships are not only for entry level positions, and can also furth…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/not-just-for-junior-staff-or-manual-workers-build-a-pipeline-of-talent-across-the-business


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


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


The Role of the Training Provider

The Role of the Training Provider The core role of the training provider is to take on the responsibility for ensuring that the apprentice receives all of the training required to achieve a successful apprenticeship and complete the end-point asse…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/end-point-assessment/why-work-with-epa-plus/the-role-of-the-training-provider


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