Ufi and NCFE

Driving change and reform in the assessment of vocational training and skills.

As an educational charity, NCFE’s core purpose is to promote and advance learning to help create a fairer society, ensuring that no learner is left behind. They are committed to changing education for the better, supporting the delivery of the highest quality learning experiences for all.

Ufi’s Strategic Partnership with NCFE will harness the transformative power of technology to drive change and reform in the assessment of vocational training and skills, helping support innovators, showcase new digital approaches to assessment and champion the need for change in assessment practices.

Together we will foster innovation and advance learning around the role technology can play in creating assessment methods and models that can adapt and respond to the needs of the changing UK economy.

"We are delighted to announce this strategic partnership between NCFE and Ufi VocTech Trust. We have been working collaboratively for some time, and it is great we are now co-funding innovation in assessment for the benefit of the sector."

Philip Le Feuvre, Chief Operating Officer, NCFE


Our research shows that the assessment and qualification system is holding the UK back from getting the skills it needs.

Reform is needed to ensure we have an agile and responsive system that can give people and employers the skills they need for work.

Activities and achievements


Assessment Innovation Fund

Through our partnership, we have supported the development and delivery of a new round of the NCFE Assessment Innovation Fund that seeks to encourage the development of learner-centric, inclusive and adaptable assessment solutions that meet the needs of learners and employers.

Opening in February 2024, the grant will support two organisations with up to £150,000 of funding each for large-scale impact studies centred around the impact of assessment on learners.

Visit the Assessment Innovation Fund website

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News, projects and activity in partnership with NCFE.