Our New Partnership with NCFE
Chichester College Group International recently announced our strategic partnership with NCFE- a leading awarding body and qualifications assessment educational charity.
We combine CCG's reputation for excellence in delivering vocational and employability skills with NCFE's rigour for quality assessment. Together, we can offer our academic partners around the world quality, scalable learning solutions to help improve the economic capabilities of the communities our partners serve.
Getting to know NCFE
Ours is a partnership driven by shared values and our desire to change lives through learning. By working together, we feel that we can better serve our customers. CCG can shape learning solutions and provide lesson plans and academic delivery capabilities. NCFE can quality assure and deliver the assessment rigour so that our shared clients can confidently deliver recognised qualifications to learner beneficiaries. We think we can provide a neat solution to future-proofing emerging transformative skills solutions through deep collaboration.
Read more about the benefits of the CCG partnership with NCFE.
We thought it might be fun to interview NCFE's Chief Strategy officer Philip Le Feuvre- by way of getting to know NCFE better.
No tree is more significant to the Japanese than the ornamental cherry or sakura. The pursuit of viewing and picnicking under cherry blossoms is called hanami and goes back more than 1,000 years.
Every year we welcome Japanese students to our Worthing and Chichester Colleges, many of whom stay with us for two years to complete their A-Levels. In 2019, the Japanese government gave Chichester College a wonderful gift of six Sakura Cherry trees to celebrate the Japanese season of culture. The global pandemic delayed the delivery of these trees. And the good news is that we finally received them this week. We will plant four trees gifted to us at our Chichester Campus and the other two at our Brinsbury College Campus.
In all, we have taken receipt of three different Cherry tree species from the Japanese government. The Tai-haku or “great white” cherry tree is often depicted in ancient Japanese artworks and historical drawings. Sadly, this species of the cherry tree became extinct in Japan. Here the story of these trees takes a beautiful turn. When all thought that the Taihaku in Japan was lost forever, one was located by chance in a Sussex garden and reintroduced to Japan. Today you can see them everywhere in Japan again!
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