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NOCN Group

NOCN Group shares a joint purpose to offer learners, training providers, employers and FE colleges a fully integrated range of learning and skills development products and services

NOCN Group

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,assured short courses, SMART job cards, assessment services, consultancy, and research.


NOCN is at the forefront of vocational skills development and apprenticeships, including the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in the UK. NOCN is the only awarding body in the UK which specialises in productivity and is focussed on increasing the UK's competitiveness globally. We are one of the UK's largest awarding organisation in the construction sector, and we are committed to working for a better future for UK construction skills via our sub-brand CPCS (Job cards).

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India Skills Foundation

NOCN India Skills Foundation brings the best of British educational standards to support Indian innovation and skills development. The aim is for Indian managers and professionals to have skills that are recognised at international standards of excellence to effectively compete in a global market. Acknowledgement of our fantastic track record in India came recently when we were appointed by the Department for International Development to bring vital support to the world’s largest upskilling and training programme there.

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Job Cards

In 2019, NOCN Group purchased the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) from CITB, setting up NOCN Job Cards.  The purchase included the retention of all CPCS-related CITB jobs in Norfolk, as well as all CPCS-related mobile roles.

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