Pleased to meet you

As the year moves rapidly forward, so too does life at NCFE and I’d like to begin by saying hello to each and every one of you.

I’m thrilled to be appointed as Managing Director of Awarding at NCFE. I’m passionate about the work we do and the real difference we make to people’s lives through education. NCFE is such a great organisation that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of for the last 6 years and I’m really looking forward to continuing NCFE’s role in the education and training of young people and adults alike.

Following a background in training and development at Siemens Power Generation and Newcastle College, I joined NCFE on a temporary secondment as Quality Assurance Manager in July 2012. I progressed to Head of Quality Assurance in 2015, then Director of Quality Assurance in August 2017, and now proudly take the helm of NCFE Awarding as Managing Director at an exciting time of growth and continuing success.

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. I look forward to celebrating this hugely significant milestone throughout the year ahead and I’m sure that NCFE will continue to evolve to meet and exceed the needs of learners all over the world.

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.

Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
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.
Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
It’s not an exaggeration to say that technology is revolutionising education making it a fantastic time to be teaching.
David Redden
David Redden
An article by TES recently highlighted new Department for Education data which revealed that 2 in 3 students who resit their English and maths GCSEs make no progress.
Rachel Hopkins
Rachel Hopkins
NCFE takes a look at how you can embrace technology in the classroom and use it to help advance learning in vocational and academic subjects.
Michael Lemin
Michael Lemin
To those who work in schools, you may feel somewhat isolated from the onset of T Levels.
Karyn Taylor
Karyn Taylor
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.
David Gallagher
David Gallagher
Michael Lemin
Michael Lemin