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2019 National Conference

Thursday 5th to Friday 6th December, at Autodesk, Small Heath Business Park, Birmingham B10 0HJ

Presentation slides available on the Conferences tab


Notification of the withdrawal of apprenticeship frameworks 

You will be aware that as part of apprenticeship reforms, there have been no new SASE frameworks developed or issued since 31 August 2014 and that new apprenticeship standards have been, and continue to be, developed by groups of employers.
We have been notified by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) that they will cease funding for new starts on all remaining live frameworks on 31 July 2020. This means there will be no new starts on apprenticeship frameworks from 1 August 2020. A list of these apprenticeships frameworks can be found here.
You can find a list of the apprenticeship standards which are currently available here and you can see which apprenticeship standards contain EAL qualifications here
The Federation for Industry Sector Skills & Standards (FISSS) will update the end date of the withdrawn frameworks on the Apprenticeship Certificate England (ACE) and, on the agreed withdrawal date, will archive the frameworks on Apprenticeship Frameworks Online.
If you have any queries regarding this information please contact our Customer Experience team on 01923 652 400 who will be able to support you.





The Royal Academy of Engineering has launched This is Engineering, an unparalleled multi-year perception change campaign that seeks to rebrand engineering for young people, and their influencers, to encourage them to take up careers in engineering.
This is Engineering targets 13-18-year-olds. It is a digital campaign, for a digital generation with a digital future.  The campaign will challenge young people to consider what engineering means in the 21st century, presenting it as a dynamic, exciting and varied career with huge opportunities to make a difference to society and how we live. 
You can see the films at and on YouTube, and we encourage you to share them widely across your social media networks. You are also welcome to embed the films on your own webpages, using the YouTube embed links.
This campaign is being led by the Academy, in collaboration with EngineeringUK and industry partners, but has been developed for the whole profession. It is a key part of our collective contribution to the government’s 2018 Year of Engineering.
Attached is a quick guide to how you can support the launch, which we hope you find helpful and interesting. To join in on social media, please follow us @ThisIsEng, and #ThisIsEngineering. Some suggested tweets can be found in the attached. 
To find out more or for an offline copy of any of the films, please get in touch via or simply visit the This is Engineering 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 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


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 2020 Seminars

Dates of the next Regional Meetings

Midlands regional seminar, Friday 27th March 2020, venue Walsall College

For more information and meeting notes go to our Regions page


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