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

University Technical Colleges: Beneath the Headlines - NFER Contextual Analysis
New research published today compares the characteristics and outcomes of University Technical College (UTC) students with similar students at the schools they attended during Key Stage 3 prior to joining the UTC.
Press release | Research report | 22 June 2017

The young people who don't fall NEET-ly into the picture
Claudia Sumner and Tami McCrone discuss one of the top education issues the main parties should be talking about ahead of the 2017 General Election.
Blog post | 10 May 2017

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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.