Working for Quality Education and Training
in engineering and the related technologies

Become a member of NFEC
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 ₤ 235 for a delegate or ₤ 460 for an exhibitor will be charged per attendance at a seminar.

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Why Join NFEC?

NFEC is a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity.

Our aim is to support Centres that provide education and training in engineering and the related technologies, whether they be colleges, private training providers, industry-based training centres or university technocal colleges.

We do this by contributing to the development of government policy, the development of national standards and learning frameworks and the development of qualifications and learning delivery methods. It is central to our aims that we should closely support member centres so that the quality of teaching and learning in our sector will be both maintained and enhanced.

Our collective approach facilitates the solution of issues that Learning Centres cannot individually solve by themselves. This includes making sure that National Standards, Learning Frameworks and Qualifications are sensible and that funding is appropriate for delivery.

Benefits of membership include:


  • Getting opportunities to share good practice
  • Sharing concerns and issues and developing solutions
  • Testing your thinking in peer-group discussions
  • Obtaining regular updates on all the major issues in the sector
  • Developing useful contacts and self-help groups
  • Staying abreast of what is happening in your area
  • Helping shape local and regional priority action
  • Keeping aware of what Awarding Bodies and other key organisations are planning


  • Getting significant discounts for the two key events of the year
  • Networking with colleagues across the country
  • Hearing key speakers on the issues most relevant to you
  • Making your views known to those who are having an impact upon what you do
  • Seeing and discussing the latest technology for learning delivery


  • Opportunity to get your personal CPD documented and quantified


  • Getting individual centre support in helping you resolve your issues
  • Improving learner uptake, retention and achievement
  • Sharing best practice on funding, programme delivery, tutorial support
  • Getting opportunities to raise questions, seek answers and network
  • Getting advice on preparing for inspection
  • Accessing learning materials

The NFEC membership fee is probably the best investment you can make in supporting learning delivery in your Centre. One more successful student, one more additional student, one more student retained, advice on inspection issues, sharing of good practice to improve performance all easily achievable and all for about £1.25 a day!

Join NFEC and help us to help you!