Join NTfW

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
  • Representing employment and skills in Wales
  • Sharing knowledge and information
  • Raising the profile of work based learning in Wales
  • Engaging employer organisations with workforce development

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 DfES task and finish groups

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

  • Wales Strategic Forum for Career Development
  • Review of Qualifications External Stakeholder Reference Group
  • Education Workforce Council
  • Estyn External Stakeholder Forum
  • NIACE Cymru Strategic Management Group
  • WorldSkills UK

What are the benefits of NTfW Membership?

There are two membership options to consider:

Full Membership

Any provider who is contracted (either through a direct or sub-contract arrangement) to deliver any of Welsh Government’s Work-based Learning (WBL) Programmes is eligible for Full Membership of NTfW. Benefits of Full Membership include:

  • The ability to directly influence the way NTfW provides support for its members
  • Free access to the NTfW Members Section
  • Regular member communication including weekly updates and quarterly newsletters
  • Free attendance at regional and sector focused events
  • Discounted rates to attend our increasing range of conferences and staff development workshops
  • Opportunity to engage in our consultation events

Associate Membership

Any organisation (private, public, 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. Benefits of Associate Membership include:

  • Free access to the NTfW Members Section
  • Regular member communication including weekly updates and quarterly newsletters
  • Free attendance at regional and sector focused events
  • Discounted rates to attend our increasing range of conferences and staff development workshops
  • Opportunity to engage in our consultation events

How much does NTfW Membership cost?

Membership Category Membership Prices
Full Membership (Commissioned Contract Holders only) 0.1% of published contract values per year
Full Membership (Delivery Partners) By arrangement with the Commissioned Contract Holder
Associate Membership (Regional organisation up to 5 employees) £250 per year
Associate Membership (Regional organisation over 5 employees) £500 per year
Associate Membership (Public Sector and National organisations) £1000 per year

How do I become a Member of NTfW?

Download and 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: info@ntfw.org