A free to join membership programme, the Centre of Excellence is available to all education providers in the UK. 

Aiming to raise standards and advance technical learning for leaders, educators, and learners across the country, through a comprehensive package of workforce development initiatives, including teacher training, innovation networks and communities of practice, the programme. embodies world-class practices and a commitment to excellence at its core.  

Over 4,000 educators benefitted from training as part of the 3-year pilot, with over 90% of educators reporting positive changes to their teaching practice as a result.  

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Hear from the team at Firebrand on how the Centre of Excellence has supported their staff and learners to aspire for excellence:

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Discover how the programme supports organisations, educators, and learners by reading the review of our successful pilot, delivered in partnership with NCFE

programme review & highlights

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of educators engaged between 2020 and 2023 reported a positive change in the quality of their teaching practice 



educators have benefitted from enhanced teaching practices 


learners have benefitted from enhanced teaching practices 

 Over 70%

of learners reported an increase in motivation to complete and continue their studies

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