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National Curriculum

The National Curriculum is what the government has set out for schools to teach. There are lots of national curriculum subjects including English, Maths and Science and the National Curriculum makes sure that everyone is educated to the same standard.

NCAS

National Care Advisory Service, it's an organisation run by Catch 22 which is the main organisation that gives advice about young people making the move from care to adult life.

NEET - Not in Education, Employment or Training

An acronym to young people aged 16+ who are not in education, employed or training for work.

NVQ - National Vocational Qualification

A form of qualification that is based on working and work experience rather than sitting an exam.