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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


Study Programme Principles

Study Programme Principles NCFE substantial qualifications Our range of qualifications cover a variety of sectors giving learners choice and flexibility. Applied Generals Level 3 qualifications aimed at post-16 learners each qualification is includ…

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


EPA Plus tips for success

EPA Plus tips for success EPA Plus have been delivering end-point assessment (EPA) since 2018, based on this we have collated some advice: Familiarise yourself the standard and the assessment plan (found on the IfATE website). This is the bluepri…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/end-point-assessment/epa-support/epa-plus-tips-for-success


A look behind the scenes of NCFE

A look behind the scenes of NCFE So much goes on behind the scenes at NCFE and we thought you’d like to meet some of the amazing people that work here. Steven, Senior Software Developer in our IT Department, discusses his journey to NCFE and what dr…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/a-look-behind-the-scenes-of-ncfe


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


170 years of qualifications - CACHE joins the NCFE family

170 years of qualifications - CACHE joins the NCFE family We’re celebrating 170 years of NCFE and this month we’re looking back on 170 years of qualifications. A major addition to our portfolio at NCFE happened fairly recently in our history when in…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/170-years-of-qualifications-cache-joins-the-ncfe-family


Albion Football Club learners excel with NCFE qualifications

Albion in the Community, the official charity of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, offers a range of NCFE qualifications to help people improve their lives and develop the tools they need to meet their potential.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/albion-football-club-learners-excel-with-ncfe-qualifications


Providing more diverse options for learners studying English and maths qualifications

An article by TES recently highlighted new Department for Education data which revealed that 2 in 3 students who resit their English and maths GCSEs make no progress.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/providing-more-diverse-options-for-learners-studying-english-and-maths-qualifications


First apprentices complete end-point assessment with NCFE

First apprentices complete end-point assessment with NCFE We’re delighted to announce that our first apprentice at Architectural Façade Solutions has successfully completed their end-point assessment (EPA). The introduction of EPA is one of the bigg…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/employers/case-studies/first-apprentices-complete-end-point-assessment-with-ncfe


EPA webinars

EPA webinars Our EPA specialists host regular webinars for our existing customers covering a range of tips, tricks and processes. The "what you need to do" webinar covers the administration of EPA and the use of our SEPA platform, from registratio…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/end-point-assessment/epa-webinars


Functional Skills

Choose NCFE for reformed Functional Skills Now available for registrations. NCFE customers benefit from exceptional support. We can guide you through the transition of the reform with our dedicated English and maths curriculum experts, support ma…

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


Changes to our Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments policy and process for 2019-20

Changes to our Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments policy and process for 2019-20 We’ve recently reviewed and updated our Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments Policy and Guidance for Applying Access Arrangements and Reasonable A…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/service-messages/service-messages-for-2019/november-service-messages/changes-to-our-access-arrangements-and-reasonable-adjustments-policy-and-process-for-2019-20


Employers

As well as enabling millions of individuals to achieve qualifications, NCFE also helps companies ensure that their staff have the skills they need to be most productive. This section of our website helps you discover how our services could be of ben…

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


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


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


Using SMART curriculum planning to help with learner success

Following nested suite programmes, like those from NCFE, can help with success, retention and achievement data by supporting learners at risk with appropriate drop off points in the year, and providing progression options for those who are excelling.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/using-smart-curriculum-planning-to-help-with-learner-success-retention-and-achievement


NCFE qualification supports learner to gain apprenticeship at Manchester’s luxury Midland Hotel

NCFE qualification supports learner to gain apprenticeship at Manchester’s luxury Midland Hotel Luke Bennett, a learner at Newall Green High School, has secured an apprenticeship at the luxury Midland Hotel in Manchester after completing a technical…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/ncfe-qualification-supports-learner-to-gain-apprenticeship-at-manchester-s-luxury-midland-hotel


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


Customer Service

Exceptional Customer Service At NCFE, we’re passionate about providing exceptional customer service and exceeding your expectations. We think our approach to customer service makes us different – easy to do business with, flexible and responsive. …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/about-ncfe/customer-service


OCR

Functional Skills – supporting your centre If you’re affected by the recent announcement regarding OCR Functional Skills assessments, we’re here to help. We have paper based and on-demand online assessments available for level 1 and 2 English and ma…

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


NCFE Business Development Team

Business Development Team Our Business Development team can help you get the most out of NCFE's products and services. If you'd like to find out how NCFE can help to support your centre, please get in touch with your local team. Independent Training…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/contact/our-people/business-development-team


NCFE announces Campaign for Learning acquisition

NCFE announces Campaign for Learning acquisition In a move which will strengthen their positions as purpose-led and influential authorities in the education sector, education and skills charity, NCFE, and independent learning charity, Campaign for L…

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


English and Maths conference 2019

English and Maths conference 2019 Firstly, I just want to thank those who attended the excellent NCFE English and Maths Conference, it’s great to see people showing their support for our much-scrutinised industry, which is helping to change the live…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/english-and-maths-conference-2019


Learners progress with bite-size English and maths from NCFE

Learners at Darlington College are progressing to new career paths and learning opportunities thanks to bite-sized English and maths qualifications from NCFE.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/learners-use-bite-sized-english-and-maths-from-ncfe-to-progress


My apprenticeship journey – celebrating #NAW2020 with YourCode Group

All this week (3-7 February), NCFE is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week. To mark the occasion, we reached out to some of our friends in the business community to find out about their own apprenticeship experiences.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/my-apprenticeship-journey-celebrating-naw2020-with-yourcode-group


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