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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.

Leanne Tonks
Leanne Tonks
PR & Social Media Officer

We’re #AllFiredUp for National Apprenticeship Week!

Organised by the government, National Apprenticeship Week (3-7 February) is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships across England.

Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
Marketing Officer

AoC Sport in the Curriculum Conference – key takeaways

The recent Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport in the Curriculum Conference was a great opportunity to find out more about the key sport sector topics.

Stephen Mordue
Stephen Mordue
Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Sunderland

Tips for teachers - managing your own mental health: exercise

Exercise increases blood flow and levels of dopamine, a chemical which is released during all pleasurable activities, and a lack of it has been linked to depression.

Stephen Mordue
Stephen Mordue
Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Sunderland

Tips for teachers - managing your own mental health: nutrition

When talking about nutrition I am not necessarily talking about weight loss. Instead, I am talking about the increasing evidence that good nutrition improves mood and mental well-being.

Stephen Mordue
Stephen Mordue
Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Sunderland

Tips for teachers - managing your own mental health: being organised

Being organised and methodical helps you control the chaos that is an inevitable part of life and helps you to remain calm in the face of challenges.

Stephen Mordue
Stephen Mordue
Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Sunderland

Tips for teachers - managing your own mental health: sleep

When it comes to self-care, research and data implies the most important element is sleep.

Matthew Burton
Matthew Burton
Head teacher at Thornhill Community Academy, Dewsbury

Give every child the opportunity to become the person they are capable of being

Matthew Burton is the head teacher at Thornhill Community Academy in Dewsbury and appeared on Channel 4’s Educating Yorkshire. Matthew has written for NCFE about making pivotal curriculum decisions on behalf of learners.

Rachel Hopkins
Rachel Hopkins
Marketing Officer

Engaging with hard to reach learners

There are a whole host of reasons why you might encounter challenging students, and often, the reasons behind their behaviour aren’t entirely clear.

Stephen Mordue
Stephen Mordue
Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Sunderland

Tips for teachers - managing your own mental health

The effective management of stress has been high on the agenda in schools for over a decade and stress has been identified as the most common health and safety problem in the UK.

Danielle McCullough
Danielle McCullough
Marketing Executive

Delivery of NCFE qualifications supported by iAchieve

Schools across the country are using iAchieve to support the implementation and delivery of NCFE qualifications. The iAchieve online platform provides learners with an additional and alternative way of engaging with their NCFE qualification.

Danielle McCullough
Danielle McCullough
Marketing Executive

NCFE accredited qualifications support learners progression to university

Abbey College Cambridge is using NCFE’s Accreditation Services to gain recognition and endorsement for their International Foundation Programmes (IFP).

Josh Dixon
Josh Dixon
Managing Director, YourCode Recruitment Group

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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. 

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