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NCFE appoints Director of Sales and Marketing to lead growth and diversification strategy

North East-based Awarding Organisation, NCFE, has appointed a new Director of Sales and Marketing to lead the growth and diversification of the awarding arm of the business.

Central to great learning experiences are great educators - Developing a cadre of world-class technical educators across the UK

David Gallagher @NCFE discusses the new @WorldSkillsUK Centre of Excellence  Last week, WorldSkills UK announced plans for a pioneering new project in partnership with education and skills charity, NCFE, to create a Centre of Excellence for the development of world-class educators. 

Highlighting the importance of lifelong learning at work

Following Boris Johnson’s pledge to support further education, businesses gear up to celebrate Learning at Work Week 2020.

From the £3bn National Skills Fund to a ‘Right to Retraining’

An election promise During the General Election, the Conservatives announced plans for a “national skills fund” worth £3 billion over the course of the next parliament.

The National Skills Fund – No Older Adults Left Behind

#100YearLife - Longer Working Lives Through their £3bn pledge to establish a National Skills Fund the Government is offering a right to retrain to every adult, aiming to empower millions of people to achieve their potential and to create a powerhouse of human capital that will drive the economy post Brexit. Brexit and the subsequent withdrawal of free movement presents an interesting proposition for a rapidly ageing workforce.

Devolve the National Skills Fund to Elected Mayors and LEPs

From the Adult Education Budget to the National Skills Fund The additional opportunities the National Skills Fund will offer are welcome. This, in conjunction with our newly devolved Adult Education Budget will start to address the decline we’ve seen in the adult education participation rate in the North East, which according to the Learning and Work Institute has the lowest proportion of adult learners in 2019.

Levelling-Up More 16-18 Year Olds

Rising Numbers of 16-18 Year Olds  The population of 16-18 year olds is projected to increase significantly between 2020 and 2024. Projections by the ONS for Great Britain estimate that the number of 16-18 year olds will increase from 2.11m in 2020 to 2.38m by 2024 (see Table 1). This is a projected increase of 267,000.

A New Maths and English ‘Passport’ Qualification for 16-18 Year Olds

Geoff Barton, ASCL’s General Secretary has been oft-quoted after commenting, “What are we as a nation saying to a young person who after 12 years of being taught by teachers through early years, primary and secondary education, gets a grade 3 and then two years of mandatory resits. Why do we insist in rubbing their noses in disappointment?”

No 16-18 Year Old Left Behind As the Cohort grows

Two Challenges  The new Conservative Government must ensure:

NCFE announces Aspiration Awards winners after record-breaking year

National Awarding Organisation and educational charity, @NCFE, has revealed the winners of this year’s prestigious Aspiration Awards.

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