Approval and Support

We want to make your experience of working with NCFE as pleasant and easy as possible. For every NCFE unit that’s available for individual registration and certification, we’ll provide a Qualification Specification that the unit is part of.

Approval to run NCFE units and qualifications

To gain approval for NCFE units and qualifications simply apply online, whether you're a new or existing centre.

At the same time as getting approval for NCFE units and/or qualifications we may also give automatic approval for other NCFE units and qualifications. This is because these units/qualifications will be linked to those you’ve stated on the approval form, eg. they may be part of a suite of units or qualifications.

When confirming your approval, we’ll make it clear to you which other units and qualifications you’ve been automatically approved for.

Support for centres delivering NCFE units

For every NCFE unit that’s available for individual registration and certification, we’ll provide a Qualification Specification that the unit is part of.

Available to download from the website, each Unit Specification contains everything you need to know about the unit and should be used by everybody involved in the delivery and assessment of the unit. Each Unit Specification provides the following information:

  • Unit Overview
  • Unit Content (including learning outcomes and assessment criteria)
  • Assessment Guidance
  • Progression Routes
  • Staffing Requirements
  • Useful Documents
  • Useful Websites
  • Support for Learners
  • Links to National Skills Standards
  • Links to National Occupational Standards (where applicable)

Registering learners and claiming certificates

Registering learners on NCFE units and claiming certificates follows the same processes that are in place for our other qualifications.

Don’t forget to use the relevant unit reference code and /UNIT suffix when registering learners to indicate that it’s a unit that they’re being registered against.