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Chris Tubbrit
Chris Tubbrit
Product Development Team Manager

Using SMART curriculum planning to help with learner success, retention and achievement

Following nested suite programmes, like those from NCFE, can help with success, retention and achievement data by supporting learners at risk with appropriate drop off points in the year, and providing progression options for those who are excelling.

Michael Lemin
Michael Lemin
Policy and Research Manager

The Queen’s Speech – a view on education

Her Majesty The Queen officially outlined the government’s agenda for the next five years at the State opening of parliament last week. We’ve rounded up some of the key points to take away from the world of education.

Michael Lemin
Michael Lemin
Policy and Research Manager

A spotlight on the general election

The general election has dominated the media over the past few weeks. The landslide win for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives has changed the shape and power balance of parliament.

Sharon Karaa
Sharon Karaa
Head of Learning Technologies & Resources

Top 10 reasons to switch to e-books

While for some people, nothing will ever be able to replace the joy of curling up with a good book, it’s undeniable that there are some great benefits to e-books.

Leanne Tonks
Leanne Tonks
PR & Social Media Officer

Give your child the gift of knowledge this Christmas

What has your teenager asked for this Christmas? An Xbox? The latest iPhone? Designer clothes? What if we told you that for a fraction of the cost, you could buy them a five month headstart on their education?

Rachel Hopkins
Rachel Hopkins
Marketing Officer

Learners use bite-sized English and maths from NCFE to progress

Learners at Darlington College are progressing to new career paths and learning opportunities thanks to bite-sized English and maths qualifications from NCFE.

Laura Steventon
Laura Steventon
Accreditation & Employer Services Officer

5 benefits of accredited training

Getting your internal and external training accredited can provide employers, companies and learners with a range of benefits that can add to the value and quality of your training programmes.

Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
Marketing Officer

Preparing for January intake

January intake is a great opportunity for you to help learners who’ve not been in a position to make a decision about their studies at the start of the academic year, and therefore missed the start of a programme.

Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
Marketing Officer

General election: focus on adult education

All three major political parties have vowed to focus on adult education over recent weeks. Below is a rundown of what has been promised, and what it means for adult learning.

Jan Lever
Jan Lever
CEO, Jigsaw PSHE

Tackling the normalisation of online sexual violence in RSHE lessons

Jan Lever, Director at Jigsaw PSHE, talks to NCFE about a new independent report into online sexual harm and the normalisation of sexual violence and how you can help to address this in school through PSHE and Relationships, Sex and Health Education, including qualifications from NCFE.

David Gallagher
David Gallagher
Chief Executive Officer

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County Durham start-up disrupts tutoring market with innovative peer-to-peer learning app

Peer Tutor provides young people with around the clock access to high-quality learning resources and tailored learning support by connecting them ‘on demand’ with a DBS checked and verified peer tutor.

Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
Marketing Officer

Ruth McGuire
Ruth McGuire
Guest Blogger

Tips for teachers - what the new inspection framework means for you

Ruth McGuire has worked as an education inspector and training/education consultant for nearly 20 years and has lent her expertise to NCFE to describe what the new Education Inspection Framework could mean for your school.

Lucy Emmerson
Lucy Emmerson
Director, Sex Education Forum

The change process, parents and Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Consulting parents about the school Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) policy is a requirement of the new legislation which applies from September 2020.

Josh Dixon
Josh Dixon
Managing Director, YourCode Recruitment Group

How to interview like a pro

Joshua Dixon is the Founder and CEO of The YourCode Group, which specialises in recruitment and talent acquisition for businesses operating across the globe. Find out more about his top tips for interviewing.

Jayne Foster
Jayne Foster
Lead External Quality Assurer (CACHE)

Top tips to prepare for EQA

Jayne Foster is Lead External Quality Assurer (EQA) for the CACHE brand at NCFE, managing a team of 14 EQAs across several regions.

Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
Marketing Officer

Focusing on mental health to improve learner outcomes and retention

In recent years, there’s been continued focus and press attention about young peoples’ mental health, putting it at the forefront of the minds of educators.

Kylie Aldridge
Kylie Aldridge
Marketing Officer

Using technology to transform the way you teach

It’s not an exaggeration to say that technology is revolutionising education making it a fantastic time to be teaching.

David Redden
David Redden
External Quality Assurance Officer

Providing more diverse options for learners studying English and maths qualifications

An article by TES recently highlighted new Department for Education data which revealed that 2 in 3 students who resit their English and maths GCSEs make no progress.

Rachel Hopkins
Rachel Hopkins
Marketing Officer

Embracing new technology in the classroom

NCFE takes a look at how you can embrace technology in the classroom and use it to help advance learning in vocational and academic subjects.

Michael Lemin
Michael Lemin
Policy and Research Manager

T Levels could change everything. Are you ready?

To those who work in schools, you may feel somewhat isolated from the onset of T Levels.

Danielle McCullough
Danielle McCullough
Marketing Executive

Karyn Taylor
Karyn Taylor
Curriculum Officer

Beat the machines and develop creative thinking in the classroom

Karyn Taylor, Curriculum Officer at NCFE, looks at how you can develop your pupils' creative thinking in the classroom and why machines will never take over the creative industries.

David Gallagher
David Gallagher
Chief Executive Officer

Getting ready for T Levels


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]