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Andrew Gladstone-Heighton
Andrew Gladstone-Heighton
Policy Leader

William Gammack
William Gammack
Apprentice PA to Directors

Life as an apprentice

William Gammack, Apprentice PA at NCFE, shares his outlook on life as an apprentice, including why he chose to take an apprenticeship and his experience so far at NCFE with the support of leading training provider, Learning Curve Group.

Andrew Gladstone-Heighton
Andrew Gladstone-Heighton
Policy Leader

Benjamin Atkinson
Benjamin Atkinson
Guest Blogger – The Skills Network

Andrew Gladstone-Heighton
Andrew Gladstone-Heighton
Policy Leader

The more things change…


Esme Winch
Esme Winch
Managing Director

Theory of devolution


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 Hodgson
Rachel Hodgson
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.

Press releases, editorials and blogs

Have we got news for you! You can access our full bank of recent press releases, comment pieces and editorials all in one place. From partnerships and launches, to thought pieces on hot topics in the sector - the rise of digital, the role we play in social mobility, the changing labour market, a post Covid-19 education landscape and much more. 

We also publish weekly blogs, keeping you up to date on the latest news within the education sector and beyond. Hear from a range of experts within the organisation, from our Senior Policy Specialists and Sector Specialists to our Chief Executive, as we unpick the issues that you care about the most. We also feature a range of guest bloggers from schools, colleges, training providers, the world of policy, and from industry.

Our brand

How we connect with people through our brand is essential to who we are and what we do. With this in mind, it’s important that our brand is applied correctly and consistently for the clarity of the organisations that we work with, as well as the learners completing our qualifications.

How to use our logosthis document was put together for our customers to give clear guidance on how to use our logos on both your printed and online materials.

Logos – If you’re an approved centre or partner of ours, we would be delighted if you would like to use our logo to showcase the fact that we are working together! To access our logos, simply email [email protected], stating your centre name and number as well as the logo that you require in line with what your centre is delivering (NCFE, CACHE, Accreditation & Employer Services, EPA Plus, Skills Forward). Please note, that if you stop working with us, we ask that you remove any logos or references to NCFE and its business units from your website and all collateral. This is to avoid confusion for learners about the qualifications and services that you are delivering. 

Media contacts and information

  • For more information about NCFE, our core purpose, our history and our future, please visit https://www.ncfe.org.uk/about-ncfe
  • For all media enquiries, please contact Lindsay Plumpton, Marketing Operations Manager, with your request and she’ll get back to you as soon as possible. You can reach Lindsay at [email protected]