Coronavirus update/alternative arrangements for 2020/21

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Coronavirus update for customers

NOCN Group offers a wide range of services including regulated qualifications, EPA for apprenticeships, Job Cards in construction, Access to HE Diplomas, bespoke accreditation, and educational and skills support training.

As you will be aware the government imposed a third national lockdown from Tuesday 5th January 2021. You will find out more operational detail on the implications for each of these services through the following links:

Please note that NOCN Group will be following the guidance issued by the ESFA, IfATE, Ofqual, CCEA Regulation, QAA, and Qualifications Wales, and will update our customers as things change.

If you have any concerns or would like to discuss the impact on your centre, apprentices or learners please contact us on nocn@nocn.org.uk or 0300 999 1177.

Update 29th March 2021

On 24th March, Ofqual published the VTQ Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF) which allows NOCN to provide centres with awarding arrangements for learners who have had their training and assessment disrupted in 2021. To view more information on the arrangements in place by NOCN, please click here.

Using Xbox to Access Online Learning

It is possible for learners to access their online work from home using a gaming console. For guidance on how to do this please download the document here.

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Careers

NOCN is always looking for talented people to make things happen - providing meaningful careers that make a difference in the UK and internationally.

Who we are?

NOCN Group is an educational charity whose core aims are to help learners reach their potential and organisations thrive. The group includes business units specialising in regulated UK and international qualifications, End Point Assessment, Access to Higher Education, assured short courses, SMART job cards, assessment services, consultancy, and research.

Our heritage, rooted in upskilling workers for redeployment in industrial Britain, informs our social mobility agenda, and our charitable status drives our purpose and activity:

  • We believe passionately in the power of education and its impact
  • We want more people to engage in education, apprenticeships and skills training, more often in their lives 
  • We want to build awareness and promote the positive value of education, apprenticeships and skills training to employers, learners and parents

Our Employees

We are Leaders in Diversity, Disability Confident and Investors in People Silver Award holders. We pride ourselves on promoting and supporting our employees in their careers with NOCN Group and beyond. Our culture and values create sustainable success for our employees who are the heart of NOCN Group’s strategy. Our team responsibilities and group structure enable greater empowerment of our employees.

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If you would like to work for an ambitious and flexible organisation, in a varied and challenging role and with the knowledge that you are making a difference; view our vacancies at the bottom of this page apply now.

To apply for one of our vacancies, please send your CV, covering letter to the email address listed on the vacancy advertisement.  Please send your Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to recruitment@nocn.org.uk.