CPD/School improvement services for schools

School surveys - Gain feedback to structure improvements

Research in schools - Drive your action research projects

Self-Review Tool - Benchmark staff research engagement

Enquiring Schools - A high-impact CPD programme

NFER Research Mark - Obtain national accreditation

Resources - Information and guides to improve practice

Developing Young Researchers - Get your pupils involved

Latest news and events

The revised careers strategy: is it enough to ‘address the issue of variable quality’?
In this new blog post, NFER’s Tami McCrone looks at whether the Government’s newly published revised careers strategy is enough to address the issue of variable quality.
Blog post | 14 December 2017

Evaluation of University Technical Colleges (UTCs) – Year One
The first evaluation of University Technical College (UTC) approaches to curriculum design and employer engagement has found that project-based learning and employer involvement has helped to create more well-rounded, work-ready students.
News release | Research report | 12 December 2017

Current work

Find out about our current work in this area...


Evaluation of University Technical Colleges (UTCs) – Year One

London Ambitions Research: Shaping a Successful Careers Offer for all Young Londoners

Providing for the future: Providers views on apprenticeship reform

NEET prevention - Keeping students engaged at Key Stage 4: Final case study report

Evaluation of STEMNET's operations and impacts 2011-15: Summary report

A review of technical education

NFER's portfolio of contract research in this area.

Also see our publications in Transitions, FE and HE, and Careers guidance.