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NFEC gives you a commitment to work on any issue that directly affects your Centre. You will also have complete access to all of the facilities provided through this website, you will benefit from price reductions for NFEC conferences and you will have open access to all of NFEC's Regional and other Dissemination events. Please note that new exhibitors /delegates may attend one seminar for free and get a month free trial on the website to see what happens and then make decision if they want to become a member and be able to attend all seminars for free. If not, after that a charge of ₤ 200 for a delegate or ₤ 365 for an exhibitor will be charged per attendance at a seminar.

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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.

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Latest news

16th February 2015 - Keep up to date with the 16 - 19 Funding: Maths and English, Conditions of funding

14th January 2015 - Government response to Apprenticeship funding reform consultation.

12th October 2014 - QAA Higher Education - engineering subject benchmark statement review: consultation 30/09/2014- 25/11/2014.

9th September 2014 - Welcome back to the NFEC Website. We hope that everyone had a pleasant summer holiday. NFEC has been keeping an eye on the news during the summer and found it to be reasonably quiet. Still waiting for more news on the Trailblazers for Apprenticeships and this will be one of the main items at our National Conference. We hope that you are able to join us. You should now be receiving regular weekly digests from the NFEC on-line Forum which will be our primary method of sharing news with you on a weekly basis. Please join in this on line community and share this with your colleagues. All staff at member centres are eligible to register on our website as staff members. For security reasons access to the forum can only be made by registered members via our website page.

10th September 2014 - Transforming 16 to 19 education and training: the early implementation of 16 to 19 study programmes

5th July 2014 - Traineeships Funding in England: Funding reform technical consultation

5th July 2014 - The government's strategy to support workforce excellence in further education (FE) colleges and training providers.

5th July 2014 - Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise Matthew Hancock's written ministerial statement on improving post-16 numeracy and literacy

5th July 2014 - For 5 days only on BBC i-player watch the debate in the house of Lords about the state of the manufacturing industry. BBC i-player

21st June 2014 - National Colleges - Call for Engagement

2nd June 2014 - Latest guidance regarding work experience

30th May 2014 - FELTAG - A digital future for Further Education??

30th June 2014 - BIS briefing on Apprenticeship funding from 2015

17th May 2014 - Ofsted Launch FE Data Dashboard

12th April 2014 - EngTech Now - An initiative for Professional registration

8th April 2014 - SEMTA Standards Consultation

5th April 2014 - Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock announces 77 new Tech Levels backed by businesses

29th March 2014 - Struggling to fill your vacancies?

23rd March 2014 - Sample Questions available for the City and Guilds 2850-301 and 302

15th March 2014 - Apprenticeship funding reform in England: payment mechanisms and funding principles

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

New Pages

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 Regional Meetings

Dates of the next Regional Meetings

1. Midlands. Friday 6th March 2015 at the Dudley College.

2. North West, Friday 8th May 2015 at Kendal College

3. South West, Friday 24th April 2015 at City of Bristol College.

4. London and the South East, Friday 17th April 2015 at IPS International, Rochester.

5. North East, Friday 30th January 2015 at AIS Group

For more information and meeting notes go to our Regions page

EngTech NOW

EngTechNow is a campaign to increase registrations for the professional title, EngTech. It was announced by David Cameron in June 2013.

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