Apprenticeships are an established and effective vocational route for many people to achieve occupational competency in specific roles in many different industries. They are regarded as a viable alternative to university for many careers.
Apprenticeships are integral to the country's economic recovery with three million new apprenticeship starts promised by the Government over the next five years.
NOCN is at the forefront of apprenticeship reforms including the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in the UK, working in partnership with employers, FE colleges, training providers and skills experts in Trailblazer groups to develop a range of standards and assessments for new apprenticeships.
We are a market leading, Government-approved Apprenticeship Assessment Organisation (AAO) for End Point Assessments (EPA) of 20 apprenticeship standards in 10 specialist sectors.
At NOCN, we are at the forefront of reforms to apprenticeships in the UK and our managing director Graham Hasting-Evans has been working closely with Government on the development of the levy scheme.