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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Team & Trustees

NOCN’s people are our number one asset. Meet our specialist and committed team and expert industry leading board of trustees

NOCN’s Delivery Team

NOCN’s ongoing recruitment and retention drive brings us high calibre team members who share NOCN’s ideals and ambitions. We provide training and development programmes that enable them to deliver best performance. A longstanding driving force in equality, diversity and inclusion, NOCN has always exceeded legislative demands and knocked down career barriers for everyone. We have demonstrated how exemplary practice in this field is not just the right and fair way to operate, but the best route for securing top talent across the organisation that is defined solely by its skills, attitudes and behaviours.

NOCN’s Board of Trustees

Like every other charity, our board of trustees governs NOCN and supports the management team to run the organisation according to its vision and values. Drawing on a vast bank of experience and skills, its members have ultimate control and make sure that we achieve our aims and objectives, act within the law and manage our resources properly. It is the trustees who make the vital decisions that advance personal outcomes and boost the national economy.

Meet our team to get a flavour of the breadth and depth of our expertise, drive and ambition – and the different people who contribute to our successes.