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The 2014 Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with NFEC’s 2014 Autumn National Conference, at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham Universit, Thursday 4 December 2013.
NFEC National Conference - 4th and 5th December 2014. Venue - The East Midlands Conference Centre. Prices held for another year. Please click on our conferences link above for further information and booking details.
Our conference now has a buy one get one free delegate offer - Please see our e-mails or the post on the forum for details
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.
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
29th March 2014 - Struggling to fill your vacancies?
23rd March 2014 - Sample Questions available for the City and Guilds 2850-301 and 302
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!
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 3rd October at the EEF Technology Centre, Birmingham.
2. North West, Friday 10th October at Trafford College.
3. South West, Friday 17th October at South Devon College.
4. London and the South East, Friday 7th November, at Kingston College
5. North East, Friday 30th January 2015 at AIS Group
For more information and meeting notes go to our Regions page
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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