The Centre of Excellence, the first of its kind launched in the UK, draws on our unique insights into global skills systems and utilises NCFE’s expertise in curriculum development to mainstream excellence in skills development. Through our partnership, the three-year pilot will help us to test a range of methods and practices to disseminate and transfer world-class expertise to educators and influence standards across technical and vocational education and training.

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The four strands of the Centre

NCFE Partnership

We have partnered with NCFE, a leading provider of educational services and not-for-profit organisation. With a shared ambition to develop world-class educators, we hope that more young people, from all backgrounds, will be inspired to take up apprenticeships and technical education as a prestige route to success.

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How it will make a difference

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For institutions

Inspire excellence in teaching, learning and assessment and advocate for world-class skills in every setting to support continuous improvement and innovation to develop highly performing and qualified apprentices and students ready for work.

Frazer Minskip, high-performance coach, at Doncaster College

For educators

Enhance teaching practice and play an influential role in the development of young people with exposure to world-class insights, access to techniques in skills development and enhanced approaches to standard setting and assessment.

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For learners

Raise levels of achievement for students and apprentices by boosting formal attainment and motivation so students and apprentices aspire towards skills excellence and support the development of a deeper understanding of skills for the world of work.

Meet our Skills Coaches

Our team of High-Performance Skills Coaches will lead the delivery of a transformative knowledge and skills transfer programme. They will work with 200 educators from 40 colleges during the pilot to transform the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, embedding world-class practices and techniques

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