Pleased to meet you
As the year moves rapidly forward, so too does life at NCFE and I’d like to begin by saying hello to each and every one of you.
I’m thrilled to be appointed as Managing Director of Awarding at NCFE. I’m passionate about the work we do and the real difference we make to people’s lives through education. NCFE is such a great organisation that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of for the last 6 years and I’m really looking forward to continuing NCFE’s role in the education and training of young people and adults alike.
Following a background in training and development at Siemens Power Generation and Newcastle College, I joined NCFE on a temporary secondment as Quality Assurance Manager in July 2012. I progressed to Head of Quality Assurance in 2015, then Director of Quality Assurance in August 2017, and now proudly take the helm of NCFE Awarding as Managing Director at an exciting time of growth and continuing success.
This year marks NCFE’s 170 year anniversary and through that time the organisation has evolved considerably from the Northern Union of Mechanics’ Institutes (NUMI), established in 1848, to one of the largest UK awarding organisations, offering a huge range of products in different sector areas. You, our customers, are the reason that we’ve been able to thrive for 170 years and our commitment to learners and the importance of education has been there from the very beginning. I look forward to celebrating this hugely significant milestone throughout the year ahead and I’m sure that NCFE will continue to evolve to meet and exceed the needs of learners all over the world.
Look out for all of the fantastic things we have planned throughout the year to celebrate our rich heritage, sharing inspiring learners’ stories and looking ahead to what our next 170 years will bring.
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Suffolk New College learners prepare for entry to public services16/04/2019 11:15:00
Learners on the NCFE Level 2 and 3 Diploma Entry to the Uniformed Services at Suffolk New College are gaining skills for a wide range of occupational roles in Public Services.
Post-16 Education and Apprenticeship Levy Funding – Next steps for English Devolution05/04/2019 15:15:15
NCFE and the Campaign for Learning are proud to launch a new paper, ‘Post-16 Education and Levy Funding: next steps for English devolution’ - a volume of expert pieces that consider the future of the post-16 education and training budget from a devolution perspective.
Tips for teachers – autism in the classroom02/04/2019 11:15:00
Many learners will require support in the classroom for a variety of different reasons.
NCFE helps meet the creative needs of the future01/04/2019 16:10:00
One of the North East’s leading creatives has backed NCFE’s Technical Award in Art and Design.
Technology-enhanced learning and digital literacy22/03/2019 08:05:00
Albert Einstein feared the day that technology would surpass our human interaction. He stated the world would have a generation of idiots... is this now the case? In a world where digital fluency and digital literacy are sought after skills to improve communication within business, was Einstein right?
Getting schools ready for RSHE21/03/2019 09:15:00
The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that they will be making only minor amends to the previously released draft regulations for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).
Learners at Ormiston Rivers Academy succeed with NCFE Technical Awards20/03/2019 16:33:00
Ormiston Rivers Academy, a secondary school deep in the Essex countryside, is continuing to expand its curriculum with technical qualifications from NCFE.
Auguring the future20/03/2019 14:15:00
In his spring statement, the chancellor Phillip Hammond outlined that we can soon expect the long awaited outcome of the Augar Review.