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NCFE announces Campaign for Learning acquisition

In a move which will strengthen their positions as purpose-led and influential authorities in the education sector, education and skills charity, @NCFE, and independent learning charity, Campaign for Learning (@CForLearning), have today announced plans for further alignment of their organisations.

Making a Success of the National Skills Fund: Reform adult education to support a changing economy

The £600m a year #NationalSkillsFund should #LevelUp the skills of adults, says new paper by @NCFE and @CForLearning   A new policy paper launched by two leading education and skills charities calls on the new Conservative Government to use the much welcome £600m a year National Skills Fund to level-up the skills of adults aged 24 and over, wherever they live.

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

#BestCompanies2020 - @NCFE named one of @TheSundayTimes 100 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.

NCFE announce new strategic partnership with The Northern Skills Network

@NCFE and NSN @SkillsNorthern announce strategic partnership The not-for-profit organisation, which comprises the development and certification of technical qualifications, end-point assessment provision for apprenticeships, and a range of e-learning and assessment solutions, will be working collaboratively with NSN to help increase the productivity, prosperity and social mobility of the north by increasing the skill levels of both young people entering work for the first time, and existing employees within the workforce.

How can we make sure every young person is able to participate and achieve in further education?

No 16-18 year old #LeftBehind, wherever they live: New publication recommends education and training policies for a growing cohort 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’.

Leading education charity joins Northern Powerhouse #NPHpartner

Leading educational awarding organisation, @NCFE, has become the latest company to become a member of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme.

First-of-its-kind business travel qualification takes flight

School leavers or college students seeking a career in business travel can now take advantage of a brand new technical qualification from NCFE.

North East start-up disrupts tutoring market with innovative peer-to-peer learning app

After research revealed that the North East has one of the lowest rates of access to private tuition, Peer Tutor developed an innovative new mobile app designed to give students on demand access to learning resources and peer-to-peer learning support to help improve educational outcomes for learners, especially those living in areas of economic deprivation.

Double win for NCFE at prestigious innovation conference

A North East-based not-for-profit has enjoyed double success at one of the UK’s biggest innovation conferences and awards evenings.

NCFE wins contracts to deliver six of nine #TLevel pathways

Leading awarding organisation wins contract to develop T Levels for Digital Business Services, Digital Support Services, Health, Healthcare Science and Science T Levels NCFE is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the contract by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute), to be the delivery partner for five new T Levels in Digital Business Services, Digital Support Services, Health, Healthcare Science and Science T Levels.

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