Our aim is for all young people to make successful
transitions from education to employment  

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

Life as an NFER apprentice
For National Apprenticeship Week 2017, our apprentice Harminder Hundal discusses her experience juggling various roles at NFER.
Blog post

Edge Foundation and NFER launch online tool to support schools and colleges in their engagement with employers
A free, interactive online tool for senior leaders and teachers in schools and colleges has been launched by the Edge Foundation in partnership with NFER.
News releaseAccess the toolSlides from presentation

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Current work

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


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.