Study Programmes

Whether your learners are going on to further study or hoping to embark on a career, NCFE study programmes provide a structured and challenging learning experience, to give 16- 19 year old learners the best possible chance of success.

Each bespoke study programme is comprised of a substantial qualification, additionality qualifications and a work placement. Every study programme meets the requirements of the Department for Education and are supported by our high-quality learning resources and award-winning customer service.

We've created some useful graphics for our  Study Programmes showing all of the relevant qualifications that we have available in the different sectors and how you can build a robust curriculum for your 16-19 learners - from the core UCAS point carrying substantial qualifications to the additionality, work placement support and English and maths. You can view these graphics below. We also have an accompanying brochure (downloadable on the right) which outlines some useful resources that can support your Study Programme delivery.

Would you like to speak to someone about planning a bespoke programme? Contact us now for support and advice.

Tel: 0191 240 8833
Email: [email protected]


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Study Programme Principles

View information on the different components of a Study Programme including CACHE qualifications.

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Taking learners places - NCFE Travel and Tourism qualifications

To ensure our qualifications offer learners varied progression routes following their completion, we engage the expertise of professionals working in the industry so that their content is fit for purpose and relevant to the sector.

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University of Cumbria: NCFE qualifications are providing learners with a head start at Higher Education level

Tim Barry, Head of the Department for Medical & Sport Sciences at University of Cumbria, commented: “Our results show that NCFE qualifications cover the essential foundational knowledge needed to provide learners with access to higher education studies.

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Study Programme Resources Brochure

Find out more about BESTest and other resources to support your Study Programme.

DfE Performance Tables Quick Guide

This guide has been created to support schools and centres with information on which qualifications have been approved by the Department for Education (DfE).

Find which NCFE qualifications carry UCAS points

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Blended learning resources to support employability

Find out more about how our resources support your Study Programme learners' employability requirements. Resources include lessons plans, schemes of work and interactive resources and much more!

Learning resources - BESTest

BESTest can be used with Study Programme learners and as a pre-employment assessment for apprenticeship/traineeship learners.