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Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
Marketing Officer

Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week – raising awareness, encouraging conversations and showing a little kindness

Once again, CACHE is getting involved in this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual campaign hosted by the Mental Health Foundation.

Michael Lemin
Michael Lemin
Policy and Research Manager

Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on post-16 education

In light of the ongoing situation with COVID-19, there has been a great deal of disruption across the education sector at all levels, the impact of which will be felt long into the next academic year and possibly beyond.

Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
Marketing Officer

Peer Tutor – online peer-to-peer support for your learners

With the current COVID-19 outbreak causing uncertainty and unease across the globe and schools closed until further notice, Peer Tutor will ensure your students can continue to receive academic support and develop their knowledge from home

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Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
Marketing Officer

Managing stress inside and outside of the learning environment

All of us experience some form of stress during our lives, some more regularly than others depending on our job, our day-to-day responsibilities, what’s going on in our personal lives and how we each cope with the situations we find ourselves in.

Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
Marketing Officer

The importance of digital literacy to the future workforce

A commonly held belief is that people who have grown up in the midst of the technological revolution don’t require formalised digital literacy skills support. However, is this really the case?

Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
Marketing Officer

Tops tips for going green in the classroom

The younger generation are more socially and environmentally aware than ever, and it seems we’re constantly being reminded about the effects our actions are having on the world around us and being encouraged to ‘do our bit’.

Katie Ward
Katie Ward
Learning Resource Developer

Encouraging Reflective Learning in the Classroom

Reflective learning is a form of education where learners purposely and critically evaluate and analyse a learning experience, with a view to using it for self-development and/or learning.

Mick Fletcher
Mick Fletcher
FE Policy Analyst

Need for a rethink on vocational FE

NCFE recently teamed up with Campaign for Learning to launch a new policy paper titled: ‘No 16-18 year old left behind’. FE Policy Analyst, Mick Fletcher, shares his highlights of the paper.

Michael Lemin
Michael Lemin
Policy and Research Manager

‘Making a Success of the National Skills Fund’ – setting the scene

To help address some of the rising challenges set to impact the economy and labour market throughout the 2020s and beyond, the Conservatives promised in their General Election manifesto to introduce a National Skills Fund from 2021.

Leanne Tonks
Leanne Tonks
PR & Social Media Officer

Celebrating women in business – International Women’s Day 2020

We celebrate women’s achievements every day, but as its International Women’s Day, it gives us an excuse to shout about it!

Sharon Walpole
Sharon Walpole
Director of Careermap

Six ways to boost your CV for career success

Sitting down to write a CV can be a stressful task, especially if it’s your first, but don’t worry! It doesn’t have to be. There are so many different ways you can boost your CV to help you stand out from the crowd and land your dream job.

Alan Urwin
Alan Urwin
Our Lady's High School, London

Prioritise digital literacy in your school to support the future workforce

The education committee described digital literacy in 2018 as being “crucial to the success of the fourth industrial revolution”.

Leanne Tonks
Leanne Tonks
PR & Social Media Officer

NCFE and WorldSkills UK announce partnership on new Centre of Excellence project

NCFE and WorldSkills UK announce partnership on new Centre of Excellence project

Lucy Emmerson
Lucy Emmerson
Director, Sex Education Forum

Consulting pupils about RSHE

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.

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NCFE and NSN announce strategic partnership

Educational services charity, NCFE, has announced a new strategic partnership with The Northern Skills Network (NSN).

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Education and skills charity named one of the Best Not–For–Profit Organisations to Work For

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
Policy and Research Manager

Withdrawal of government funding for low volume qualifications

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
Marketing Officer

Innovative new mobile app is revolutionising access to tutoring

The mobile app has been designed to create equal access to learning and provide a low cost, high quality alternative to traditional private tutoring.

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NCFE qualification endorsed by top Business Travel Management company

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
Policy and Research Manager

‘No 16-18 year old left behind’ – key takeaways

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
Qualifications Developer

Key ways to address online safety

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
PR & Social Media Officer

No 16-18 year old left behind

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
Yourcode Group

My apprenticeship journey – celebrating #NAW2020 with YourCode Group

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.

Danielle McCullough
Danielle McCullough
Marketing Executive

NCFE qualification supports learners’ aspirations for career in Interactive Media

Interactive Media students at Gillingham School in Dorset set their sights on careers in the Media and IT industries. Studying the Level 2 Technical Award in Interactive Media, the learners have gained valuable vocational skills that can be used in their future.

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]