To promote and advance learning

We design, develop and certify diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards, which have contributed to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals.

NCFE Functional Skills: now available for registrations

High quality support and resources available

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EPA Plus

We have everything plus a little extra when it comes to end-point assessment
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Interested in shaping the qualifications of the future?

We’re looking for Healthcare and Science specialists to support us in writing and reviewing the new T Level qualifications which will provide opportunities to thousands of young people.
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We're a FAB Awards Finalist!

Our Relationships, Sex and Health Education suite of qualifications has been annouced as a finalist in the 'Qualification of the Year' category.
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Register your V Cert learners now and access valuable support from your EQA

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Assessor and Internal Quality Assurance training events

Book now for training in Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester and London.
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On our dedicated website QualHub, you’ll find:

  • details on all qualifications including learning resources
  • approval forms to get started
  • offer additional qualifications
  • delivery support – from assessment windows to sample portfolios
  • quality assurance advice – prepare for and request a visit
  • online assessment support
  • direct claim status information
  • policies
  • much more.
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AEB devolution

Supporting you through the devolution evolution

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Study Programmes

Whether your learners are going on to university or hoping to embark on a career, NCFE study programmes provide a structured learning experience, giving 16- 19 year old learners the best possible chance of success. Our substantial qualifications are endorsed and accepted by a number of universities.
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Routes to success

Plan your curriculum and map your learners’ progression routes with our sector maps and guides.
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Key Stage 4 & V Certs

V Certs are technical alternative qualifications to GCSEs at Key Stage 4 holding Department for Education (DfE) performance points and recognised in the Progress 8 Measure.
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Accreditation and Employer Services

Our products give you Awarding Organisation (AO) recognition for your own qualifications and programmes.
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Top tips to prepare for EQA

Jayne Foster is Lead External Quality Assurer (EQA) for the CACHE brand at NCFE, managing a team of 14 EQAs across several regions.

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Focusing on mental health to improve learner outcomes and retention

In recent years, there’s been continued focus and press attention about young peoples’ mental health, putting it at the forefront of the minds of educators.

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Using technology to transform the way you teach

It’s not an exaggeration to say that technology is revolutionising education making it a fantastic time to be teaching.

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