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Benjamin Atkinson
Benjamin Atkinson
Guest Blogger – The Skills Network

Louise Geddis-Regan
Louise Geddis-Regan
Innovation Marketing Officer

GoCalm Case Study


Benjamin Atkinson
Benjamin Atkinson
Guest Blogger – The Skills Network

Benjamin Atkinson
Benjamin Atkinson
Guest Blogger – The Skills Network

Benjamin Atkinson
Benjamin Atkinson
Guest Blogger – The Skills Network

Kievah Wallace
Kievah Wallace
PR and Social Media Officer

Steven Skedge
Steven Skedge
Senior Software Developer - Guest Blogger

Mick Fletcher
Mick Fletcher
FE Policy Analyst

Leave it a year? The minister thinks so

Politicians get a lot of stick for talking in platitudes or avoiding direct answers to difficult questions, so we should therefore be especially grateful when one strays off message and gives an honest reaction to a genuine issue.

Esme Winch
Esme Winch
Managing Director

The end is near


Esme Winch
Esme Winch
Managing Director

10% levy rule change


Michael Lemin
Michael Lemin
Policy and Research Manager

Rachel Hopkins
Rachel Hopkins
Marketing Officer

Update from the Department for Education

At the time of writing, we’re still waiting for the outcomes of the third round of submissions for the Department for Education (DfE). We had hoped to let you know these results before the end of the summer term, however, this news looks like it will come after schools break up.

Paul Turner
Paul Turner
Futures Leader

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 across the UK.

Crawford Knott
Crawford Knott
Guest blogger - Managing Director at Hawk Training

Apprenticeships Reforms - where are the SMEs?

New guest blogger, Crawford Knott, Managing Director at Hawk Training, shares his thoughts on the apprenticeship reforms.

Kievah Wallace
Kievah Wallace
PR and Social Media Officer

NCFE qualification helps Derwentside College put mental health first

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 was bigger than ever, a great sign of the changing attitudes to mental health and a step towards a healthier future free of stigma and judgement towards mental health issues.

Andrew Gladstone-Heighton
Andrew Gladstone-Heighton
Policy Leader

Changes to apprenticeship funding bands

From the 1 August this year, we’ll have an amended apprenticeship funding regime for new starts on apprenticeship frameworks and standards.

Esme Winch
Esme Winch
Managing Director

T Levels are go

The much-awaited T Level consultation response arrived over the late May bank holiday weekend and, after months of silence on the issue, we now have a clearer idea of the policy and how and when it will be implemented.

Andrew Gladstone-Heighton
Andrew Gladstone-Heighton
Policy Leader

Devolution

NCFE Policy Leader, Andrew Gladstone-Heighton, breaks down recent announcements and events regarding Technical Education in the north and south of the country.

Esme Winch
Esme Winch
Managing Director

The desire to succeed

It’s been an extremely busy couple of weeks for the NCFE Schools team culminating in us successfully resubmitting our combined Level 1 /2 Tech Awards to the DfE for consideration of inclusion into the 2020 Performance Tables.

Rachel Hopkins
Rachel Hopkins
Marketing Officer

Highly Commended: Joe Armstrong – V Cert Aspiration Awards

We’re delighted to announce that Joe Armstrong, a learner at North Chadderton School, has been highly commended in our V Cert Aspiration Awards.

Rachel Hopkins
Rachel Hopkins
Marketing Officer

Highly Commended: Nicholas Earl-Phillipps – V Cert Aspiration Awards

We’re delighted to announce that Nicholas Earl-Phillipps, a learner at Bitterne Park School has been highly commended in our V Cert Aspiration Awards.

Rachel Hopkins
Rachel Hopkins
Marketing Officer

Farnborough Academy case study – V Cert Aspiration Awards

We’re delighted to announce that Farnborough Academy in Nottingham have been highly commended as part of our V Cert Aspiration Awards.

Rachel Hopkins
Rachel Hopkins
Marketing Officer

V Cert Aspiration Awards – Pupil of the Year announced

2018 marked our first V Cert Aspiration Awards, recognising achievements by pupils with big aspirations. The scheme was launched to recognise learners who are using V Certs to help them reach their goals and make positive improvements to their life.

Mick Fletcher
Mick Fletcher
FE Policy Analyst

Are T Levels trained on the wrong target?

A great deal of attention has rightly been focused on the long-awaited government response to the T Level consultation issued in November 2017. Much less notice has been taken of another document, also published by DfE in May and snappily titled ‘Post-16 education: highest level of achievement by age 25 (England)’.

Josh Dixon
Josh Dixon
Managing Director, YourCode Recruitment Group

A million pieces to a million pounds

4 years ago, I left my second high school with no qualifications, a lack of direction and no ambition. Fast track 4 years later to May 2018, I’m now the Founding Investor and Director of Weeduu.co and YourCode Recruitment Group. The last few years have been interesting for me, and now understanding the various routes within education and how some students in the mainstream system can be neglected, I realise how lucky I was to not get caught up in the net.

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