CFE is a social research company

CFE is a social research company

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We provide a range of independent research services

We provide a range of independent research services

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About CFE

Experts in our field since 1997

We are not-for-profit organisation that specialises in providing research and evaluation services in the field of education, employment and skills.

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Featured projects

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Forging Futures: Building higher level skills through university and employer collaboration

Forging Futures shows how universities and employers are building diverse and innovative collaborations across the UK to create alternative pathways into employment and through the labour market and opportunities for people to develop relevant and valuable higher level skills.

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Fulfilling Lives: supporting people with multiple and complex needs, evaluation and learning package

CFE and University of Sheffield have been commissioned by BIG Lottery Fund to deliver an evaluation and learning package as part of their ‘Fulfilling Lives’ Programme.

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Evaluation of the Creative Employment Programme

CFE has been commissioned by Creative & Cultural Skills to carry out an evaluation of the Creative Employment Programme throughout its duration and taking into account its long-term impact.

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Student opportunity outcomes framework research programme

CFE Research is working alongside distinguished academic colleagues in the fields of widening participation and economics to understand the impact of Student Opportunity funding, as well as the wider impacts of the work that takes place to widen access, improve retention and success and support disabled students across the higher education sector.

Recent News

Lindsey Bowes

Evaluation of the National Scholarship Programme – Year 3

by Lindsey Bowes

As part of the Government’s National Scholarship Programme (NSP), HEFCE commissioned CFE and the Widening Participation Centre at Edge Hill University to carry out a formative evaluation of the scheme....Read on

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