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Why become a member of NTFW?

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 sector in Wales. Membership is open to all organisations who can demonstrate suitability to become associated with the Federation. Membership 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, Members of the Senedd, senior Welsh Government officials, policy leads and attends Welsh Government task and finish groups.

Shaping and influencing through

  • Commission for Tertiary Education and Research
  • Ministerial meetings and briefings
  • Giving evidence at Senedd committees
  • Engagement with Welsh Ministers, Members of the Senedd and Members of Parliament
  • Regular dialogue with Welsh Government officials around policy formation and implementation
  • Production of research and reports

Representing employment and skills in Wales

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

Sharing knowledge and information

  • Sector reference groups incl. Data Management, Health & Social Care and Essential Skills
  • Commissioned Contract Holders reference group
  • NTFW Conference
  • NTFW Members’ Section incl. regular member updates
  • Stakeholder dissemination events

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

  • Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Post-16 Strategy Board
  • Education Workforce Council Post-16 Workforce Development< Group/li>
  • Estyn
  • FSB Cymru
  • PCET Strategy and Implementation Board
  • Qualifications Wales strategy meetings
  • Vocational Qualifications Review Group
  • Wales Tourism and Hospitality Skills

Raising the profile of work-based learning in Wales

  • Apprenticeships Awards Cymru
  • Apprenticeship Week
  • NTFW Newsletter
  • Press releases and news articles
  • Skills competitions – Skills Competition Wales and WorldSkills
  • Social media activity

How do I become a Member of NTFW?

Associate membership is open to 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.

Complete the application form today and become a part of NTFW.

Membership application form

Cost: Associate Membership £1,000 (pro rata)
Membership year: 1 August 2023 – 31 July 2024

Should you wish to find out more about how membership of NTFW can benefit your organisation call 07425 621709 or email:

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