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in engineering and the related technologies

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2016 - Thursday 8th and Friday 9th DECEMBER

AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre
University of Sheffield
Advanced Manufacturing Park
Brunel Way
Rotherham, S60 5WG


Conference for Training Providers in the North of England

Thursday 16th June - 9.30 to 16.00 Holiday Inn, Wakefield Road, Garforth-Leeds, LS25 1LH

Speaker presentations:

Gillian Miller, AoC

Bryony Leonard, Pearson

Steve McAloone, Furness College

Dr Colin Herron and James Sampson, Zero Carbon Futures

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 and anyone in an organisation that has joined NFEC should register. Use the link above to check whether your organisation is a member and create your own unique username and password. Once registered they will be added to our mailing list to receive forum updates and other news relevant to engineering education training

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Latest news

NOS Reviews August 2016- please see the following links

NOS DP projects flyer


World-Class Apprenticeship Standards: Report and Recommendations

Link to report, World-Class Apprenticeship Standards: Report and Recommendations

Pearson press release,


Apprenticeship Reforms - a handy summary April 2016

The Apprenticeship Revolution - 15Things You Need to Know, Best Assessor


Older news items

NFEC Response to the Technical and Professional Education Reforms, January 2016

Response to the Technical and Professional Education Reforms on behalf of the Aerospace, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul/Airworthiness and Maritime Defence Apprenticeship Trailblazer Groups, January 2016

Announcements from Government relating to apprenticeships following the autumn statement 25th November 2015

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 - A link to 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 Jill Mustard at


NFEC Regional Meetings

Dates of the next Regional Meetings

1. North East, Friday 17th February 2017, venue STEM Centre, Middlesbrough College

2.North West, Friday 3rd March 2017, Preston College

3. Midlands, Friday 10th March 2017, Shrewsbury College

4. South West, Friday 5th May2017, Weston College

5. London and the South East, Friday 12th May 2017, Harlow College

6. Day conference in the South, tbc

7. Day Conference in the North, tbc

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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The Perkins Review

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