Why choose NCFE for your school?
NCFE believes that education isn’t ‘one size fits all’. We understand that your learners are unique, and your curriculum should be too!
We will support you to develop an enhanced curriculum, so every one of your learners can reach their full potential, whatever that looks like to them.
We have a long history of working with teachers just like you, to bring out the best in all students, so they’re ready for the next stage in their lives.
Do you want to know how we do it?
1. We support learner achievement
We believe that vocational qualifications are vital to the curriculum, which is why we’re thrilled that 14 of our V Cert Technical Awards carry performance points that count towards Progress 8.
We also understand that people learn in different ways and a flexible learning approach is vital to enable young people to achieve.
Our range of qualifications cover GCSE alternatives, enrichment, employability and personal development, and include a mixture of practical course work and written assessment, so all of your learners, even those who struggle under exam conditions, have the opportunity to shine.
Hear how over 80% of learners at Highcrest Academy achieved a pass, merit or distinction in their NCFE qualifications.
“The NCFE Technical Awards contain a lot of practical activities which we enjoy and we get to learn in great depth about our chosen subjects. They are great and help us prepare for sixth form or college.”
Lee Thurlow, an Engineering learner at Ormiston Rivers Academy.
2. We support teachers
From day one, you’ll have access to our Curriculum team for support and we make admin simple, so you can spend more time doing what you do best – teaching!
Want to register learners onto a qualification? Our portal is quick and easy to use!
We’ve also got classroom-ready resources for all of our V Certs, so you can hit the ground running and we endorse a range of textbook and digital resources from our trusted partners.
We’ll also support you to upskill! We offer training events as well as teacher CPD, delivered by our premier partner, Learning Curve Group; a number of these are free qualifications and all can be completed in your own time.
“Working with NCFE has been straightforward and hassle-free. There are multiple channels we can use to contact NCFE and all are speedy ways of getting in touch. The supporting resources have been very useful, especially the delivery guide. Everyone I’ve spoken to from NCFE has been friendly and helpful and we’re planning on delivering more V Certs next year.”
Daniel Bibbington, Head of Design and Technology at Beverley Grammar School
3. We support progression
Our V Certs build great foundations for learners looking to progress into further education, such as T Levels, as well progression into employment. Whatever their ambitions, we can help.
Find out how vocational qualifications improve learners’ employability skills.
4. We support PSHE, RSE and HE
PSHE is arguably more important than ever following Covid-19 and we can support you to create a programme of learning suited to your school and learners with our quality and flexible PSHE provision.
Offering a qualification in RSHE not only ensures you’re compliant with the new government regulations on RSHE delivery, but also gives your learners valuable recognition of their achievement.
Did you know? Our RSHE and HE qualifications are mapped to 100% of government guidance.
5. We support English and maths
We want to equip all students with the vital skills they need to succeed in life.
Our bite-sized qualifications, Functional Skills and solutions for post-16 ensure every learner leaves school with essentials skills in English and maths.
Skills Builder from Skills Forward - Skills Builder supports English and maths for both Functional Skills and GCSE. Utilise this platform to uniquely measure a learner’s overall working-towards level, allowing you to determine learner skills gaps and course progression at an individual or group level
6. We support learning for the future
We’re focused on the future of education, ensuring young people have the chance to succeed in education in life, especially following recent disruptions to learning.
Create better learning experiences and outcomes with our innovative technology-enhanced solutions:
- Skills Forward will help you transform your approach to Functional Skills, GCSE and employability.
- Peer Tutor offers learners access to 24/7 online tutoring support via our app.
Find out more about our resources and third party apps that can transform your delivery.
We’re also supporting digital literacy for learners; a key area as the sector and economy recovers. Read our recent blog about how prioritising digital literacy in schools can support the future workforce.
To find out more about our school provision visit our Choose NCFE webpage.
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Julia Chaplin, a tutor at Brooklands College, received an impressive number of nominations in the Tutor of the Year category of our 2020 Aspiration Awards.
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With a second coronavirus lockdown looming and predictions that the current recession will last at least until the spring, the need to get workers back into work is high on the political agenda.