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 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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Become an End Point Assessor

At NOCN Group, we are always on the lookout for talented technical experts to join our assessor team.

End Point Assessors are the backbone of our EPA offer, providing high-quality assessments to apprentices who are at the end of their apprenticeship programmes.

You do not have to have had experience conducting assessments before, At NOCN Group we seek technical experts who have up to date high-quality industry expertise, but who also bring their own flair and personality to the operation.

We are recruiting for assessors in all of our approved standards, from Digital Engineers to Financial Services and Construction. A full list of our standards can be found below.

We are committed to Valuing All people, giving equal access to opportunities, removing discrimination and breaking down barriers to involvement. We believe in fostering a culture where we can all thrive and have developed our values to help represent this.

How do I apply and what do I need to complete?

All of our applications are completed via a secure Microsoft forms application. We require all of our applicants to fully complete this process, which generates a standardised electronic CV. This will then be used by our recruitment team to review your application and process it to the next stage.

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