Trailblazer Apprenticeships

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NOCN is an Apprenticeship Assessment Organisation

NOCN is a top three reformed (previously known as Trailblazer) Apprenticeship Assessment Organisation (AAO), designing and delivering quality-assured End Point Assessment (EPA) of apprentices. This ensures they meet the standards set by employers.

Creating new apprenticeship standards

NOCN has been actively involved in designing the new apprenticeship standards which replace existing apprenticeships with a more robust, streamlined and effective employer-focused solution. NOCN is involved in developing a range of reformed apprenticeship standards, assessment plans including using accredited qualifications, quality assurance, and formative and End Point Assessments (EPA).

3 Million Apprenticeships by 2020

This Government’s ambitious plan for 3 million apprenticeship starts by 2020 is backed up with significant spending commitments and a legal obligation for ministers to report on progress. Due to the extra funding and support available for employers, apprenticeships will be the preferred route for many businesses to recruit and train new employees.

NOCN is actively supporting this growth through its involvement in the Trailblazers and will continue to develop qualifications and assessment plans for new standards as they are created.

Employer enquiries

If you’re involved in developing a Trailblazer apprenticeship and would like NOCN to be involved, get in touch with our business development team.

Want to know more?

  • NOCN has developed the Steelfixing apprenticeship with Laing O'Rourke and other industry experts.

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  • What is NOCN doing with Trailblazers?

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  • Find out about our unique way of working.

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  • Who NOCN is working with on the Trailblazers.

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