170 years of people

This year marks NCFE’s 170 year anniversary and through that time the organisation has evolved considerably from the Northern Union of Mechanics’ Institutes (NUMI), established in 1848, to one of the largest UK awarding organisations, offering a huge range of products in different sector areas. You, our customers, are the reason that we’ve been able to thrive for 170 years and our commitment to learners and the importance of education has been there from the very beginning.

Look out for all of the fantastic things we have planned throughout the year to celebrate our rich heritage, sharing inspiring learners’ stories and looking ahead to what our next 170 years will bring.

Last month we focussed on our people. We’ve come such a long way and that is in large part down to the fantastic people that have made and continue to make NCFE such a great place to work. We shared stories from teams across the organisation, highlighting the work they do to ensure we offer the best products and service to our centres and learners. You can see videos from our colleagues about life at NCFE over on our YouTube page here.

This month our theme is 170 years of qualifications. We’ll be looking at how our portfolio of qualifications has changed throughout our history and the significant impact that technical education has had on our learners. We’ll also be looking at plans for the future and how reforms are changing the way we deliver technical education in this country. We’ll be carrying on with twitter takeovers and more videos over on our social media channels so please get involved, we’d love to hear your stories too!

Lucy Emmerson
Lucy Emmerson
Relationships Education, RSE and Health Education (RSHE) will become mandatory in schools across England from September 2020. Creating a curriculum that meets the needs of pupils is vital.
Press Release
Press Release
Educational services charity, NCFE, has announced a new strategic partnership with The Northern Skills Network (NSN).
Press Release
Press Release
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.
Michael Lemin
Michael Lemin
The Government has issued further information on the withdrawal of funding approval from qualifications with low and no publicly funded enrolments, as part of the Level 3 and below review.
Rachel Hopkins
Rachel Hopkins
The mobile app has been designed to create equal access to learning and provide a low cost, high quality alternative to traditional private tutoring.
Case Study
Case Study
NCFE’s recently developed Level 3 Award in Business Travel has been endorsed by several business travel experts, including Clarity, part of the Portman Travel Group, which includes Elegant Resorts and If Only.
Michael Lemin
Michael Lemin
NCFE recently teamed up with Campaign For Learning to launch a new policy paper titled: ‘No 16-18 year old left behind’.
Paul Burkin
Paul Burkin
NCFE takes a look at how to ensure the online safety of children and teenagers and the dangers that teachers, parents and carers should be aware of and how you can educate young people during Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) lessons.
Leanne Tonks
Leanne Tonks
Two of the UK’s leading educational charities, NCFE and Campaign for Learning, have come together to query exactly that in their new pamphlet, titled ‘No 16-18 Year Old Left Behind’.
Luke Ambler
Luke Ambler
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.