Nominations open for the Festival of Learning 2017 Employer award16 February 2017
NOCN is sponsoring the Employer Award at this year’s Festival of Learning (previously Adult Learners’ Week), which celebrates learning through the remarkable stories of people, projects, provision and organisations that have used learning to transform the
We need a proper framework for apprenticeships15 February 2017
With just weeks to go before the apprenticeship levy and the apprenticeship standards come on line, we are in urgent need of a proper regulatory framework, says NOCN MD Graham Hasting-Evans in FE Week.
NOCN launches white paper: Making the Apprenticeship Reforms Work30 January 2017
NOCN MD Graham Hasting-Evans publishes white paper on the Government's ambitious policy reform agenda for apprenticeships and technical education, exploring the challenges and opportunities ahead to get the country working.
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