If you are currently studying one of our distance learning courses, or you’ve been searching online for home study courses, then you’ve probably seen the NCFE acronym. So what is it and what does it mean for you?
What is NCFE?
NCFE is a national, educational awarding organisation that designs, develops, and certificates diverse, recognised qualifications and awards, including for distance learning courses. It’s a registered educational charity that has been dedicated to learning for over 150 years.
NCFE is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including Ofqual, the Welsh government, and the CCEA in Northern Ireland.
What does NCFE stand for?
Why should you care?
NCFE’s role as an awarding body means that it spends time independently accrediting courses that are designed and delivered by third parties, including distance education providers. A home learning course with the NCFE stamp of approval means it is accredited, or checked off, by NCFE as a quality distance learning course.
Stonebridge Associated Colleges is an NCFE registered learning centre. Our accreditation by NCFE means that we have been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced educational organisation. It also means that we are audited for quality on a biannual basis by the awarding body and that we have been licensed by NCFE on the basis of our own quality systems. NCFE’s stamp of approval is our guarantee of quality.
What does this mean for you?
Our NCFE-accredited courses are accredited to various levels, from Level 1 to Level 5, according to their degree of difficulty. You can be sure that the NCFE-accredited paper-based or online course you are studying, is of the highest quality.
Once you’ve successfully completed your accredited distance learning course, you’ll receive an NCFE certificate of achievement as an acknowledgement from this nationally recognised awarding body of your accomplishment.
Last year over a quarter of a million learners, from over 2000 education and training organisations, chose NCFE as the awarding body to help them advance their learning and career goals. Now it’s your turn.
Our many NCFE-accredited courses include: