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NCFE designs, develops and certificates NCFE and CACHE branded qualifications, apprenticeships, Functional Skills and more, with over 500 nationally accredited qualifications in NCFE’s portfolio.

All are supported by NCFE’s exceptional customer service and unique, friendly approach. Last year, 340,000 learners from 2,000 educational institutions chose NCFE to move their careers forward.

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Media Sponsor

FE Week is a weekly newspaper serving the further education and skills sector.
The paper is a lively read, offering a mixture of news, expert comment, features, technical information, job adverts, coffee break snippets and more.

It is written for middle and senior management working in colleges and independent training providers, and those interested in this sector, including government, policy shapers and other service providers.

We will again be producing and distributing a dedicated supplement during the AELP annual conference in partnership with NCFE, so look out for us and say 'hi'.

Subscription is from just £75 per year, and you can find out more at

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Writing Pads Sponsor

Aptem is the only proven end-to-end technology platform for the apprenticeship sector. It transforms provider efficiency whilst also delivering the data insights that drive continuous performance. Aptem is a generation ahead of many of the systems currently in use. With sophisticated workflows, immersive eLearning, paperless compliance and machine learning, Aptem can be used across apprenticeships, traineeships, study programmes, AEB and T-Levels. UK hosted on Microsoft Azure, as a single database solution Aptem massively simplifies GDPR compliance. With Aptem, the days of double-keying data, reconciling spreadsheets and chasing documents are long gone – replaced with a single, easy-to-use system.

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Writing Pens Sponsor

Welcome to Bud

Bud is a powerful and intuitive apprenticeship management platform. Bud seamlessly combines application management, programme creation, learning delivery, workforce and learner reporting, funding management and more.

We wanted to simplify the delivery of apprenticeships and bring the many processes together within a single, intuitive software platform. Across two decades in the training and development industry, we’ve witnessed first-hand the challenges that can affect apprenticeship management. We knew there had to be a better way. That’s when Bud was born.

Bud combines a wealth of industry expertise and experience to provide a straightforward, fully integrated software solution that effortlessly overcomes the many issues faced by apprenticeship training/employer providers. Bud is designed to be a true end-to-end solution for the management and delivery of apprenticeship programmes and to help our customers focus upon the delivery of exceptional training.

To learn more about the Bud platform, visit

visit: email: call: 01174400300