Jonathan Gill, NFEC's Chair
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The latest activity on our website
Our website is updated on a regular basis with the latest information being received by NFEC from relevant organisations. Most of the information is held within our members pages. Use the link above to check whether your organisation is a member and create your own unique username and password.
5th March 2014 - First Trailblazer standards published and second phase announced
2nd March 2014 - National Apprenticeship Week 3 - 7 March 2014
2nd March 2014 - Toughen up on 'incompetent' electricans, say MPs
2nd March 2014 - This is Ground Control - Cadets wanted as space engineers
15 February 2014 - SFA skills funding statement 2013 to 2016
15 February 2014 - IET wiring regulations - Ammendment No3
15 February 2014 - Industry Apprentice Council Survey
01 February 2014 - The Engineering UK report
01 February 2014 - The World Skills competition pages. Time to get those entries in!
A link to the EFA website for the latest bulletins from the EFA
We are adding new pages to help you
OFSTED - Useful information from Ofsted
This new section provides quick links to the Ofsted FE website and also provides example of departmental Ofsted reports gathered over the last year that will help you to develop your own areas.
Teaching Resources - In the working for you tab is a new section called Teaching resources.
22nd February - Teachers Report Assistant - A great piece of freeware software that helps you write qualatitive reports on student progress.
15th February - We have just added the entire catalogue of NLN materials for Engineering. Mainly electrical and electronic but great packages that work well on the interactive white board and VLE.
15th February - Links to websites added to this section. Various websites that have free teaching resources available.
Product Manufacturers - We have added a page for the product manufacturers who are members and supporters of NFEC. On this page you will find quick links to the contacts in these organisations who can help you.
Awarding Bodies - We have added a page for the awarding bodies who are members and supporters of NFEC. On this page you will find quick links to the contacts in these organisations who can help you.
About NFEC - Information about our Directors and consultants along with their contact details has now been moved into this section
And what about your news?
We want to hear from you - Have you got some good news to share? Did your engineering department get a grade 1 from OFSTED?
NFEC is all about helping each other and sharing good practice. Please send any news to Richard Brooks.
NFEC activity news
Southern regional meeting
News just in from the South East regional meeting held on Friday the 7th February
- Held at the new £10M Royal Greenwich UTC.
- Awarding Organisations fed back on their work on 16 - 19 qualifications and their work with the trailblazers.
- Providers concerned about the impending cuts to funding and discussed how this would impact their centres
- Providers discussed the work placement element of the study programmes
- Next meeting 27th June at the College of North West London (CNWL).
Full notes of the meeting now published - See In the Regions
For anyone who has seen the letter from Vince Cable introducing the latest funding statement - did you spot it?
Yes he addressed the letter to 'College Principles"
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