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Why become a member of NTfW?

NTfW’s purpose is simple – ‘Representing our members, we will constantly strive to influence the future of Work-based Learning for the good of the Welsh economy’ – this is achieved through:

Shaping and influencing

  • Ministerial meetings and briefings
  • Engagement with National Assembly for Wales committees
  • Engagement with AMs, and their respective political party structures
  • Regular dialogue with Welsh Government officials around policy formation and implementation
  • Production of research and reports
  • The work of the NTfW Policy Team

Representing employment and skills in Wales

  • Wales Employment and Skills Board
  • Wales Apprenticeships Advisory Board
  • Regional Skills Partnerships
  • Education Workforce Council
  • Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

Sharing knowledge and information

  • Regional meetings
  • Sector reference groups
  • Operational Management Group and WBL Programme meetings
  • NTfW Annual Conference
  • NTfW Members’ Section (inc. Weekly Updates)
  • Stakeholder dissemination events

Raising the profile of work based learning in Wales

  • Apprenticeships Awards Cymru
  • NTfW Newsletter
  • Press releases and news articles
  • Social media activity

Engaging employer organisations with workforce development

  • The work of the NTfW Apprenticeships Team
  • Regular dialogue with FSB Cymru Policy Team

Promoting and supporting high quality provision for learners

  • The work of the NTfW Policy Team
  • Regular dialogue with Estyn, Qualifications Wales, Education Workforce Council and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
  • The delivery of high-quality WBL Practitioner CPD events and activities

Our members are vital to us and we work with each one to ensure that they receive the support they need. We encourage networking, collaboration, sharing of information and partnerships, as we believe that this is crucial to securing the future of Work-based learning in Wales.

NTfW is recognised as the leading voice of the Work-based Learning (WBL) sector in Wales. Membership is open to all organisations who can demonstrate suitability to become associated with the Federation. Membership of the Federation brings not only work related benefits but the opportunity to meet with industry colleagues in a setting that is conducive to networking.

NTfW meets regularly with Ministers, Assembly Members and Welsh Government officials, at all levels, including:

  • Ministerial meetings
  • Regular engagement with AMs
  • Meetings with senior DfES officials and policy leads
  • Attendance of Welsh Government task and finish groups

NTfW representatives are to be found on many government and wider stakeholder groups, including:

  • Education Workforce Council
  • Estyn External Stakeholder Forum
  • WorldSkills UK

What are the benefits of NTfW Membership?

There are three membership options to consider:

Full Membership – Commissioned Contract Holder (CCH)

Any provider who is contracted to deliver any of Welsh Government’s Work-based Learning (WBL) Programmes is eligible for Full Membership of NTfW.

Full Membership – Sub-contractor

Any provider who sub-contracts by arrangement to a CCH to deliver any of Welsh Government’s Work-based Learning (WBL) Programmes is eligible for Full Membership of NTfW.

Associate Membership

Any organisation (private, public body, charitable or third sector) or individual who may not necessarily be involved in the direct delivery of any of the Welsh Government’s Work-based Learning Programmes, but who may well be interested in developing their relationship with the Network, are eligible to become Associate Members of NTfW.

Benefit Full Member
Full Member
Associate Member
The ability to directly influence the way NTfW provides support for its members  
Networking opportunities      
Access for your staff to attend the NTfW regional network meetings
Access for your staff to attend the NTfW Sector Reference Groups
Conference and Events      
1 x Complimentary place at the NTfW Annual Conference  
Discounted membership rate for all NTfW events
Receipt of the NTfW Weekly Update
Access to the NTfW Members’ Section
Ability to contribute to the NTfW Quarterly Newsletter  
Ability to advertise your staff vacancies on the NTfW Members’ Section  

How much does NTfW Membership cost per year?

Full Membership
(Commissioned Contract Holders)
Published contract values 0.15%

Full Membership
(Sub-contractors and Delivery Partners)
Sub-contract value  
£0 - £49,000 £250
£50,000 - £99,999 £500
£100,000 - £249,999 £750
£250,000 - £499,999 £1,000
£500,000 - £999,999 £1,250
£1,000,000 - £2,499,999 £1,500
£2,500,000 - £4,999,999 £1,750
£5,000,000 - £7,499,999 £2,000

Associate Membership Cost
Individuals £250
Organisations with 1-9 employees £500
Organisations with 10-49 employees £750
Organisations with 50-249 employees £1,000
Organisations with 250+ employees £1,250
Public Sector bodies £1,000

How do I become a Member of NTfW?

Complete a Membership Form today and become a part of NTfW.

Should you wish to find out more about how membership of NTfW can benefit you and/or your organisation call 029 2049 5861 or email:

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