NCFE Partnership


NCFE is a leading provider of educational services and has been at the forefront of technical and vocational education for over 170 years. NCFE design, develop and certify diverse, nationally recognized qualifications and awards, which have contributed to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals locally and internationally.
Our qualifications have been developed to meet the specific needs of learners and are accredited. We are committed to delivering a world-class experience for our clients, promoting loyalty and advocacy, providing the best possible products and services for our learners, enabling them to fulfill their full potential. NCFE is a national awarding organization, offering over 500 qualifications at different levels and in a wide range of subject areas. Our extensive portfolio of qualifications covers a wide range of sectors for learners of all ages across many subject areas and specialisms. Through our products and services, we promote opportunity and social mobility through learning, ensuring that people from all walks of life have the means to achieve their goals.
The NCFE family is comprised of specialist business units and brands dedicated to providing high-quality innovative products, services, and solutions to specific areas of learning: CACHE: (the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) EPA Plus: End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), specializing in health, care, childcare, education and public sector assessment solutions for apprenticeships
Skills Forward: One of the UK’s leading assessment and diagnostic software solutions
Xeed Global: Leading provider of Employability & Careers training and support in the Middle East


NCFE have combined their expertise with Xeed Global (leading provider of private employability training services) and formed a partnership which offers universities, colleges and learners the very best employability skills training & qualification available worldwide. The partnership in the Middle East brings the learner/client the most comprehensive, interactive, and successful learner-led employability qualification available on the market today which is comprised of 11 mandatory units and 6 optional units to truly make this experience unique & is tailored to every country, city, institution and the learner.
Xeed Global specializes in delivering the Study Enrichment Programme which is a combination of employability skills workshops and an employability testing tool that gives learners their starting point of employability skills before the course and after course completion, making this course the world’s first measurable by distance traveled employability programme. The course was delivered successfully in the UK for 8 years and now Xeed is successfully delivering the programme in the UAE over the last 3 years to private universities and exclusively to government institutions.
The purpose of our partnership is to assist learners and provide them with an all-inclusive employability programme. This will give them the core skills they will require in order to be ready for the world of work and compete successfully in an increasingly competitive & challenging market. The course combines all the skills learners need to look for employment based on industry research. Learners will receive end-to-end support via employability workshops, advice and training by experts in the field, employability testing, access online eLearning materials, group & 121 guidance from employability & local labor market specialist, and an NCFE Level 1 qualification /4 certificate once the course is completed. The workshops are designed to be interactive and activity-based; they include workshops on CV writing, Interview Techniques, Job Search, The Hidden Job Market, Social Media, and Mindset amongst others vital for employment preparation. Learners will gain an in-depth understanding of who they are, what mindsets and skillsets they have, and how they can use these abilities in their job search so that they are able to successfully move forwards in their career after completing their degree, they can also use these skills whilst at university looking for work experience opportunities.

Learners that complete this course are scientifically proven to be 3x more employable, research carried out by Reed and Harvard found that a great mindset is exactly what 96% of employers are looking for in their future employees, choosing mindset over skillset. This is exactly why mindset is at the core of all we deliver.


✓ We have been at the forefront of technical and vocational education for over 170 years
✓ We design, develop and certify; diverse, Internationally recognised qualifications and awards
✓ We develop accredited qualifications to meet the specific needs of learners
✓ We are a national awarding organisation, offering over 500 qualifications
✓ We promote opportunity and social mobility through learning
✓ We are comprised of specialist business units and partnerships dedicated to providing high quality and innovative products, services & solutions
✓ We have the concept of mindset embedded into the programme we offer, which is scientifically proven to make learners 3x more employable
✓ We work with universities and industry professionals to review and survey current employment trends and understand exactly what employers are looking for
✓ We work with and hire local labour market experts as trainers
✓ We only hire trainers that have industry, recruitment and teaching experience
✓ We offer a flexible service at affordable & competitive prices
✓ We offer both short- and long-term programmes
✓ We offer practical style workshops with an internationally recognized qualification
✓ We offer personalized certificates at the end of each of our programmes
✓ We offer 121 careers advice and guidance outside of the classroom onsite
✓ We work with employers as part of the programme to offer learners real-time experience
✓ We offer tailor-made solutions specifically targeted to young learners and graduates
✓ We offer a psychometric test (BESTest – Employability Diagnostics Test) that measures the effectiveness of the course and an individual’s progression
✓ We offer unmatched quality through our dedicated quality assurance managers
✓ We have a proven track record with 97% of learners surveying our employability programme as outstanding and hold a 100% satisfaction record
✓ We offer outstanding support through our dedicated training, operations, pre and post-sales staff, which includes monthly reviews with a fast, friendly & personalized service

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