Former Food & Drink Qualifications CEO David Grailey said he wanted to enhance the group’s reputation as a ‘customer-driven awarding body’.
NCFE director of business development Alasdair Downes said he planned to appoint an agency within three weeks.
NCFE, a name derived from the Northern Council for Further Education, has a reputation for awarding diverse certifications. Last year it launched a new range of qualifications aimed at aspiring music technicians, DJs and MCs.
Earlier this year the body teamed up with The Press Association to unveil a qualification in media management for PA staff who have completed the company’s internal training programme.
Six media managers at PA have so far been awarded the Certificate in Media Management.