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NCFE | Complaints

If you're unhappy... If you want to make a complaint about an NCFE approved centre, we’ll do everything we can to help. However, before we can get involved, we need you to do the following: firstly, raise your concerns with the centre directly an…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/learners/complaints


Appeals and Complaints

Appeals and Complaints At NCFE we’re committed to delivering and continually developing the best possible customer experience. As a customer focussed organisation, we’re always looking at how we can improve and we value your feedback. We know that…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/contact/appeals-and-complaints


EPA Plus Customer Service Specialist

Customer Service Specialist is an advocate of Customer Service who acts as a referral point for dealing with more complex or technical customer requests, complaints and queries.

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Develop Procedures and Practice to Respond to Concerns and Complaints

https://www.qualhub.co.uk/qualification-search/qualification-detail/develop-procedures-and-practice-to-respond-to-concerns-and-complaints-412


Training Providers

This dedicated area for training providers allows you to identify and procure all the qualifications and resources you need to help maximise your funding and support learner outcomes. Powerful solutions Our Apprenticeship and Traineeship offerings h…

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


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


Making a complaint

Making a complaint We’re sorry that we have done something that has made you dissatisfied with our products or services. When something has gone wrong, we want to know so we can put it right as quickly as we can for you. You may find the answer to y…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/contact/making-a-complaint


Celebrating success with NCFE Apprenticeship Services

NCFE is partnered to work with over 130 training providers, colleges and employers in the UK, including companies like Virgin Trains and Greggs, to deliver EPA across a range of apprenticeship standards

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/celebrating-success-with-ncfe-apprenticeship-services


A register too far?

At the end of June, it was announced that a new register for apprenticeship providers would be opened in July 2018. Its purpose? To require providers to register before they can bid for apprenticeship training contracts with public sector employers a…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/a-register-too-far


5 benefits of accredited training

Getting your internal and external training accredited can provide employers, companies and learners with a range of benefits that can add to the value and quality of your training programmes.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/5-benefits-of-accredited-training


NCFE joins the Joint Council for Qualifications

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve joined the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), a membership body which comprises the eight, now nine, largest providers of qualifications in the UK.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/ncfe-joins-the-joint-council-for-qualifications


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


Case Study: Celebrating ten years of success

Based in Birmingham, Open Study College is one of the leading distance learning providers in the UK, offering over 450 courses. So far over 60,000 people have improved their career prospects with an Open Study College course.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/case-study-celebrating-ten-years-of-success


Routes to Success - Map your curriculum | Training providers

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’s w…

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


Legal Information

Legal Information Privacy Notice NCFE (the “we”, “us”, “our”) (registered company number 02896700 and registered charity number 1034808) is committed to protecting your privacy. At all times we aim to respect any personal information you share with …

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


Direct Claim Status (DCS)

Direct Claim Status (DCS) To encourage best practice, we offer a reward system called Direct Claim Status (DCS). When you achieve DCS, you‘ll be able to claim learner certificates without needing authorisation from your External Quality Assurer (EQA…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/direct-claim-status-dcs


Flexible Vacancies

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


Recent history should be a warning against changing the apprenticeship levy

The ongoing slump in apprenticeship starts since the apprenticeship levy was introduced has emboldened the lobbyists, and those with vested interests.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/recent-history-should-be-a-warning-against-changing-the-apprenticeship-levy


Challenging Einstein: how can technology work hand in hand with human interaction in formative assessment?

Challenging Einstein: how can technology work hand in hand with human interaction in formative assessment? Albert Einstein feared the day that technology would surpass our human interaction. He stated the world would have a generation of idiots... i…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/challenging-einstein-how-can-technology-work-hand-in-hand-with-human-interaction-in-formative-assessment


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


Employability | Training Providers

Employability Getting learners job-ready At NCFE, we want to ensure that your learners acquire the skills and mindset they need to land their dream job and progress in their careers. Explore our range of ‘next generation’ employability learning prog…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/training-providers/employability


Training Providers English and Maths

English and maths NCFE is fully equipped to support teaching and learner success in English and maths. We offer a variety of solutions including bite-sized English and maths units and our Core Maths qualification, which is available for registrati…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/training-providers/english-and-maths


The role of the EPAO

The role of the EPAO The End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) plays a crucial role at the end of the apprenticeship, taking responsibility for the final assessment of the apprentice against the requirements of their apprenticeship. Impartial a…

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


Offering our qualifications | Training Providers

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


Sexual Health Education: why inclusivity is key

Sexual Health Education: why inclusivity is key Lucy Emmerson, Director, Sex Education Forum With new government guidance on Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) rubber-stamped by parliament, schools have 12 months until they must follow t…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/sexual-health-education-why-inclusivity-is-key


NCFE and Learning Curve Group launch new qualification in Data Protection and Security

NCFE and Learning Curve Group launch new qualification in Data Protection and Security This month we’re celebrating 170 years of qualifications and we’re very proud to launch our latest certificate in partnership with Learning Curve Group (LCG), the…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/ncfe-and-learning-curve-group-launch-new-qualification-in-data-protection-and-security


End-point assessment News

End-point assessment News Covid-19 FAQs All of our FAQs and support guides can be found on our website here and you can find the IfATE’s updates here. The situation is evolving rapidly so we recommend checking these pages regularly. Extended paymen…

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


Five foundations of character education

Five foundations of character education Damian Hinds has demonstrated his vision for five foundations to build character at the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership conference and how he plans to take this forward. Character Educa…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/five-foundations-of-character-education


Become an Independent End-Point Assessor

Become an Independent End-Point Assessor We’re looking for Independent End-point Assessors to deliver excellent quality assessments to apprentices across the following standards: Healthcare & Public Sector    Management, Business & Administrat…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/end-point-assessment/become-an-independent-end-point-assessor


Routes to Success - map your curriculum

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


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


Spotlight on External Quality Assurance: Jayne Foster

We caught up with CACHE Lead External Quality Assurer (EQA), Jayne Foster, about her role and life at NCFE.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/spotlight-on-external-quality-assurance-jayne-foster


Theory of devolution

Theory of devolution Plans to devolve Skills Funding are now well underway. The government has issued its statutory guidance for combined authorities, admittedly not a riveting read, but it sets out the rules around which devolved adult education fu…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/theory-of-devolution


Jobs of the future: AI, robots and technology

Jobs of the future: AI, robots and technology 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 th…

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


NCFE apprenticeships – let’s get to work

The Department for Education (DfE) has halted turning off apprenticeship frameworks, saying that they won’t withdraw any further frameworks until 2020. This is welcome news from the DfE, after months of concern that reforms around content, procuremen…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/ncfe-apprenticeships-let-s-get-to-work


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


Our 5 top tips for building a successful Study Programme

Building a successful Study Programme can be the key to a learner’s success and future employment prospects.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/our-5-top-tips-for-building-a-successful-study-programme


Post-16 Education and Apprenticeship Levy Funding – Next steps for English Devolution

Post-16 Education and Apprenticeship Levy Funding – Next steps for English Devolution NCFE and the Campaign for Learning are proud to launch a new paper, ‘Post-16 Education and Levy Funding: next steps for English devolution’ - a volume of expert pi…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/post-16-education-and-apprenticeship-levy-funding-next-steps-for-english-devolution


Overview of apprenticeship funding rules 2018-19

Overview of apprenticeship funding rules 2018-19 Andrew Gladstone-Heighton, Policy Leader at NCFE, provides an overview of the apprenticeship funding rules for the 2018-19 funding year. This year, the rules have been provided in a clarification form…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/overview-of-apprenticeship-funding-rules-2018-19


Prioritise digital literacy in school

The education committee described digital literacy in 2018 as being “crucial to the success of the fourth industrial revolution”.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/prioritise-digital-literacy-in-your-school-to-support-the-future-workforce


NCFE Data Analysis qualification developed by data experts, Tesco Bank and the ROSEN Group

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


Routes to Success - Map your curriculum

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’s w…

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


2. Part of the programme

All week I’ll be sharing key insights from my experience of leading EPA during this time. Through sharing these insights with our current and future customers, we hope to play our role in enhancing of the value and integrity of Apprenticeships - som…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/2-part-of-the-programme


Apprenticeships Reforms - where are the SMEs?

New guest blogger, Crawford Knott, Managing Director at Hawk Training, shares his thoughts on the apprenticeship reforms.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/apprenticeships-reforms-where-are-the-smes


The Association of Colleges (AoC) annual conference – key takeaways

The Association of Colleges (AoC) annual conference – key takeaways We recently attended the Association of Colleges (AoC) annual conference on 19 and 20 November, at the ICC, Birmingham. We were registration sponsor for the conference and exhibite…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-association-of-colleges-aoc-annual-conference-key-takeaways


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


Guest blog: Crawford Knott, Hawk Training

Guest blog: Crawford Knott, Hawk Training The impact of the apprenticeship reforms must be reviewed to ensure we have a skills system which is fit for purpose “October is here, Halloween is looming, it’ll be Bonfire Night before we know it, then Chr…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/guest-blog-crawford-knott-hawk-training


Key messages from the AAC

Key messages from the AAC Guest blog by Dr Gareth Thomas, Skills and Employment Support Limited I’ve been working alongside NCFE for several months now, and it’s great to see the business getting even more involved in shaping the apprenticeships and…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/key-messages-from-the-aac


Finalists in the FAB Awards 2019 – learner of the year, qualification of the year and innovation of the year

Finalists in the FAB Awards 2019 – learner of the year, qualification of the year and innovation of the year As the awarding and assessment industry prepares to celebrate success at the FAB 2019 Awards, we’re excited to announce that we’re shortlist…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/finalists-in-the-fab-awards-2019-learner-of-the-year-qualification-of-the-year-and-innovation-of-the-year


Thank you

Thank you Thank you for completing our form, our Curriculum team will be in touch with you soon. Back to Teaching Support and resources

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/schools/teaching-support-and-resources/thank-you


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


Tips for teachers managing your own mental health: nutrition

When talking about nutrition I am not necessarily talking about weight loss. Instead, I am talking about the increasing evidence that good nutrition improves mood and mental well-being.

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


V Cert Aspiration Awards – Pupil of the Year announced

2018 marked our first V Cert Aspiration Awards, recognising achievements by pupils with big aspirations. The scheme was launched to recognise learners who are using V Certs to help them reach their goals and make positive improvements to their life.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/v-cert-aspiration-awards-pupil-of-the-year-announced


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


NCFE and 207 Field Hospital collaborate on development of uniformed services qualification

NCFE and 207 Field Hospital collaborate on development of uniformed services qualification Case Study Friday 16 December 2016 National awarding organisation NCFE and 207 Field Hospital have worked together to develop the Level 3 Extended Diploma fo…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/employers/case-studies/ncfe-and-207-field-hospital-collaborate-on-development-of-uniformed-services-qualification


What is the real long-term value of Apprenticeships?

What is the real long-term value of Apprenticeships? In the final instalment of my series of blogs, it was important to look at the fact that Apprenticeship programmes help achieve far reaching business benefits. Just look at the statistics below: …

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/what-is-the-real-long-term-value-of-apprenticeships


About NCFE

NCFE is a leading provider of educational services and as a not for profit organisation we have a strong heritage in learning and have been at the forefront of technical and vocational education for over 170 years. We design, develop and certify div…

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


Shaping the future with funding

Shaping the future with funding The plan for T levels is to shape the future of education and our economy, the government has stated that their hope for T Levels is that they will be world-class, much like their ‘traditional’ counterparts, A Levels.…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/shaping-the-future-with-funding


Discount available on resources on Amazon

Discount available on resources on Amazon We’re offering a discount on our learner workbooks for units 1-10 of the NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Business qualification (601/2624/3). The discount on these workbooks is only available for a limite…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/service-messages/service-messages-for-2020/march-service-messages/discount-available-on-resources-on-amazon


The world leading organisation backing NCFE’s new business improvement

The world leading organisation backing NCFE’s new business improvement NCFE’s recently launched business improvement qualification was developed in partnership with one of the world’s leading insurance companies. Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Europe (A…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-world-leading-organisation-backing-ncfe-s-new-business-improvement


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


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


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


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


Apprenticeship Levy – not just another tax

Apprenticeship Levy – not just another tax Many businesses, particularly levy paying businesses, view the Apprenticeship Levy as ‘just another tax’, and lament that the funds raised via the levy do not adequately cover the cost of implementing Appre…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/apprenticeship-levy-not-just-another-tax


ICT and digital skills

ICT and digital skills Support your learners’ development of digital and employability skills with our qualifications. Exploring essential skills like safe internet usage, word processing and presentation skills, a qualification can help to develop …

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


NCFE as one of the Best Non-Profit Organisations to Work For

National awarding organisation and education and skills charity, NCFE, has been named one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Not–For–Profit Organisations to Work For.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/education-and-skills-charity-named-one-of-the-best-not-for-profit-organisations-to-work-for


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


Do you speak our language? We’re recruiting for tech talent in the north east

We’ve got some good news here at NCFE – we’re hiring! We’re looking to recruit a number of full stack software developers at all levels to join the growing team at our Quorum Business Park office in Newcastle upon Tyne.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/do-you-speak-our-language-we-re-recruiting-for-tech-talent-in-the-north-east


4. Breakfast of champions

All week I’ve be sharing key insights from my experience of leading EPA at NCFE. Through sharing these insights with our current and future customers, we hope to play our role in enhancing of the value and integrity of Apprenticeships - something th…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/4-breakfast-of-champions


Time to mature: The future of the EPAO market

Time to mature: The future of the EPAO market Andrew Gladstone-Heighton, Policy Leader When we look at the end-point assessment (EPA) market, it can seem uncertain, perhaps even chaotic. This is relatively normal for an emerging market, and best pra…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/time-to-mature-the-future-of-the-epao-market


Mental Health Awareness Week: Supporting students manage their mental wellbeing and exam work load

In the run up to Mental Health Awareness Week we have been running our 12 Days of Exam Wellbeing campaign to encourage students, parents and teachers to prioritise mental wellbeing during exam periods.

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/mental-health-awareness-week-supporting-students-manage-their-mental-wellbeing-and-exam-work-load


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


The importance of quality and teamwork in apprenticeships

The importance of quality and teamwork in apprenticeships After being awarded Entrepreneur of the Year 2018, I’ve decided to take a step back from my day to day duties and reflect on my journey so far. Given that it’s National Apprenticeship Week, I…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/the-importance-of-quality-and-teamwork-in-apprenticeships


Announcing our new Centre of Excellence project

NCFE and WorldSkills UK announce partnership on new Centre of Excellence project

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/blog/ncfe-and-worldskills-uk-announce-partnership-on-new-centre-of-excellence-project


Qualifications Explained

Qualifications Explained Regulators NCFE offers a wide range of regulated qualifications.  Within the United Kingdom (UK) each country has its own regulator of qualifications and assessments.  Each of our qualifications is regulated by one or more…

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/learners/qualifications-explained


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