We need one organisation to run apprenticeships.9 January 2017
NOCN MD Graham comments in a recent FE Week article on apprenticeship reforms and how the SFA and IFA will run different aspects, causing confusion and duplication.
How big should the IfA be?13 December 2016
NOCN is in the news in again this week, with Managing Director Graham asking: "How big should the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education be?"
NOCN approved for new apprentice assessments6 December 2016
NOCN appointed as apprentice assessment organisation to provide end point assessments for 14 new standards in seven key sectors, catapulting NOCN to the top five in national league table alongside major international brands.
Where do we go after area review?28 November 2016
NOCN's Graham Hasting-Evans recently wrote an expert piece for FE Week where he spoke about the changes impacting FE colleges with the area reviews, apprenticeship Levy and technical qualifications.
We need to rise to the challenge of Brexit21 November 2016
To rise to the challenge of a post-Brexit Britain, we need a clear, accessible skills system, says Graham Hasting-Evans.
AoC Conference - NOCN sponsors student photo award11 November 2016
NOCN is proud to be sponsoring the AoC student photographic competition once more (third year running!) because it knows the power of creativity and learning to help students build rewarding careers for life
NOCN wins fifth apprentice assessment10 November 2016
NOCN has won a fifth end point assessment appointment to deliver assessments for the Engineering Design and Draughtsperson - Level 3
Pathways to Adulthood Briefing Events28 October 2016
NOCN Pathways to Adulthood Briefing Events in Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle.
Supporting young people with Cerebral Palsy26 October 2016
NOCN spoke at an event about Pathways to Adulthood, a study programme helping young people with disabilities to become more independent. The Annual Paces Seminar looks at improving support for children and young people with Cerebral Palsy.
Festival of Learning29 September 2016
NOCN is a major supporter of the Festival of Learning through a charitable grant designed to raise awareness of adult learning and to celebrate the achievements of learners across the UK. Here is a review of the week-long celebration of learning.