March 25, 2021
NCFE’S Head of Policy, Michael Lemin is joined by a panel of guests to discuss how to harness the power of motivation to achieve educational goals. The panel, featuring mental fitness experts from Fika, will deep dive into what motivation is and how it can affect our mental health, how it is lost, found and, ultimately, kept driving achievement and supporting learners and educators.
March 18, 2021
Paul Turner, Policy Specialist at NCFE, and a panel of employability and policy experts bring skills into the centre of focus and unpack employability initiatives, past and present on this thought-provoking podcast. As we begin to build back the UK economy, the panel will discuss why now is the time to focus on a future that affords lifelong learning and future-proofed skills development the attention and investment that they deserve.
March 5, 2021
The outcome of Ofqual’s recent consultation on ‘Alternative Arrangements for the Award of VTQs and other General Qualifications in 2021’ has grabbed national headlines and given many learners, educators, parents and providers alike some much needed direction in a time of great unsettlement. In this podcast, NCFE alongside a panel of voices from across the education sector, looks at the implications of the outcome on all affected parties as well as considering whether this marks a seismic shift the future approach to assessment, and the possibility that the impact of the pandemic might change the face of education forever.
February 5, 2021
Michael Lemin (Head of Policy at NCFE) and a panel of guests from across education and employment, come together for a special episode of the NCFE Podcast in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week. Michael is joined by David Allison (CEO at GetMyFirstJob), Shahida Aslam (Director of Operations at Helena Kennedy Foundation), Jonathan Gallie (HR Director at Your Horizon), Anna Morrison (Director at Amazing Apprenticeships) and NCFE’s CEO David Gallagher to discuss the various ways in which to be successful and some of the imbalances that may still exist between different education routes and pathways into job roles.
January 21, 2021
Michael Lemin (Head of Policy) is joined by Jayne Graham MBE (Executive Director at Society Matters cic), Rebecca Cooney (Senior Analysis and Features Writer at Third Sector), Glen Manners (Associate Director – Membership and Education at Charity People) and Stuart Campbell (Employability Manager at Home Group) to discuss the misconceptions about the sector, and the range of opportunities, including voluntary roles, and identifying and developing transferable skills to help jobseekers thrive.
This is the latest podcast from our Go the Distance series – tackling the big issues when it comes to taking action on unemployment in the current economic climate.
November 23, 2020
Philip Le Feuvre (NCFE’s Director of Strategy, Policy and Insight) and Michael Lemin (Senior Policy Specialist) are joined by Becci Newton (Institute for Employment Studies) and Kathleen Heneha (Resolution Foundation) to discuss the scale of the challenge for adult job seekers. They take a closer look at the accompanying statistics, the action taken by government, and the hope that is on the horizon in terms of growing sectors and collaboration between organisations.
October 19, 2020
Philip Le Feuvre (NCFE’s Director of Strategy, Policy and Insight) and Matt Hamnett (Founder of MH+A) are joined by Richard Eyre (Chief Programmes Officer for The Brilliant Club) and Lamide Odanye (co-founder of LIVE) to discuss how meta skills could be key to a post-pandemic recovery; supporting sustainable and adaptable careers and providing the key to individuals’ future wellbeing and economic mobility.
September 24, 2020
NCFE’s Chief Executive David Gallagher joins Matt Hamnett of MH&A Consultancy, Stephen Evans from Learning and Work Institute and Neil Carberry from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation connected for an insightful discussion on the challenges of youth employment.