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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


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


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


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


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


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


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