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Gillian Keegan
Gillian Keegan
Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills

Message from Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills

I’m delighted to share the news that the first T Level students are starting their courses this month.

Kristina Gray
Kristina Gray
Marketing Officer

Speed read: Top 5 takeaways from “Taking decisive action on youth employment”

Here are the top 5 takeaways to help you quickly understand why we are launching our ‘go the distance’ initiative, what impact it will have, and how you can get involved.

Zac Aldridge
Zac Aldridge
Operations Director for Technical Education

Case Study
Case Study
Hear from our Learners and Centres.

Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
Marketing Officer

Why choose NCFE for your school?

We will support you to develop an enhanced curriculum, so every one of your learners can reach their full potential, whatever that looks like to them.

David Gallagher
David Gallagher
Chief Executive Officer

The long road ahead


Leanne Tonks
Leanne Tonks
PR & Social Media Officer

Elliott Cook
Elliott Cook
Bid Executive

Steve O’Hare
Steve O’Hare
Director at SCLO Consulting

Steve O’Hare
Steve O’Hare
Director at SCLO Consulting

Steve O’Hare
Steve O’Hare
Director at SCLO Consulting

Leanne Tonks
Leanne Tonks
PR & Social Media Officer

Leanne Tonks
Leanne Tonks
PR & Social Media Officer

Leanne Tonks
Leanne Tonks
PR & Social Media Officer

Leanne Poole
Leanne Poole
Senior Relationship Manager

Adapting to the new normal - supporting apprentices through COVID-19

EPA Plus has been responding quickly to the changing situation presented by COVID-19 to meet the needs of providers, employers and apprentices, and we’d like to share the results of this.

Danielle McCullough
Danielle McCullough
Marketing Executive

Team Leader apprentice successfully completes end-point assessment with EPA Plus

Tony Rossiter has successfully completed end-point assessment for the Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor apprenticeship standard. Tony works as a Senior Engineering Change Coordinator and decided to do the Team Leader/Supervisor apprenticeship at a later stage in his career because he wanted to test and demonstrate his skills in effective leadership and management.

Michael Lemin
Michael Lemin
Policy and Research Manager

Bold action from the Chancellor – but more is needed

Michael Lemin, Senior Policy Specialist at NCFE, unpacks the detail of the Chancellor’s economic statement, including the positive commitments made to youth employability

Michael Lemin
Michael Lemin
Policy and Research Manager

Revolutionary Forces discussion paper – top takeaways

In our recent discussion paper published in partnership with Campaign for Learning, a host of experts from across the FE, labour market economics, employment and mental health sectors explored the revolutionary forces facing the UK economy.

Rachel Cornforth
Rachel Cornforth
Learning Curve Group

Adapting delivery methods following COVID-19 – what does the future hold?

Learning Curve Group takes a look at the impact that COVID-19 has had on education and what this means for the future of the sector.

Leanne Tonks
Leanne Tonks
PR & Social Media Officer

The FE sector needs the revolutionary post-16 white paper that has been promised now more than ever

A paper published today by NCFE and our friends at Campaign for Learning is urging the Government to ensure that the plans outlined in the forthcoming post-16 white paper are sufficiently flexible to meet the immense changes facing the UK economy.

Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
Marketing Officer

Adapting to the new normal - supporting staff

COVID-19 has had a substantial impact on education in recent months. While we may not understand the true extent of these changes on the future of the sector, it’s critical we start forward planning, so you and your colleagues feel prepared and supported for what’s to come.

Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
Marketing Officer

Adapting to the new normal - supporting learners

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a great deal of disruption to learning, the impact of which will be felt long into the next academic year and possibly beyond.

Rachel Hopkins
Rachel Hopkins
Marketing Officer

Vocational qualifications improve your learners’ employability skills

Ensuring young people leave their formal education ready for the workplace is a difficult task but one which providers have been challenged to deliver on as part of their careers education and commitment to employability skills.

Rachel Hopkins
Rachel Hopkins
Marketing Officer

The charities working hard to make education equal for all

This pride season, we wanted to highlight the work of fellow charities who are doing amazing things in the sector to make education inclusive for students, teachers, tutors, parents and carers. We believe that education is for everyone and the more diverse we can make this space, the more we can learn and the richer our experiences will be for it.

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]