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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.

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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.

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Extension of various Qualifications

Ref : B19-22

Type : Amendment

Date : 26 March 2019

The following qualifications have been extended to 31/07/2021.

Sector 5.2  Building and Construction

500/4049/2 -  NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Shopfitting Bench Joinery

500/4093/5  - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Roof Slating and Tiling

500/4239/7 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Roof Sheeting and Cladding

500/4254/3 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling

500/4259/2 -  NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Built-up Felt Roofing

500/6364/9 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations (Groundworks)

500/6420/4 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations (Land Based)

500/6421/6 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations (Building/Construction)

600/3238/8 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wood Occupations (Construction)

600/3515/8 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steelfixing Occupations (Construction)

600/3517/1 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling (Construction)

600/3527/4 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wall and Floor Tiling (Construction)

600/3633/3 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction)

600/3638/2 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction)

600/3665/5 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Machining (Construction/Sawmilling Extrusion)

600/3683/7 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Fitted Interiors (Construction)

600/3723/4 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Mastic Asphalting (Construction)

600/3821/4 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Lightning Conductor Engineering (Construction)

600/3822/6 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Steeplejacking (Construction)

600/6309/9 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Formworking

600/7237/4 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing - Painting and Decorating (Construction)

600/7358/5 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction)

600/7359/7 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction)

600/7631/8 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction)

600/7816/9 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Mastic Asphalting (Construction)

600/8244/6 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction)

600/8618/X - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Shopfitting Bench Joinery (Construction)

601/0486/7 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction)

601/1378/9 - NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Underpinning Knowledge for Heritage Skills (Construction): Traditional Craft Masonry

601/1447/2 - NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Underpinning Knowledge for Heritage Skills (Construction): Traditional Wood Occupations

601/1974/3 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance (Construction)

601/4992/9 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Floorcovering Occupations (Construction)

601/4999/1 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction)

601/5006/3 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems (Construction)

601/5007/5 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction)

601/5491/3 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance (Construction)

603/0788/2 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Interior Systems (Construction)

603/0809/6 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Interior Systems (Construction)

603/2355/3 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Cladding Occupations (Construction)

603/2368/1 - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction)

603/2370/X - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction)

603/2376/0 - NOCN_CSkills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction)

Sector 7.3

600/7146/1 - NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Retail Skills

600/7147/3 - NOCN Level 2 Diploma in Retail Skills

600/7959/9 - NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Facilities Services Principles

601/1752/7 - NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Facilities Services

Qualifications Related to this Bulletin
Title Sector Level Reference
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations (Building/Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 500/6421/6
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations (Groundworks) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 500/6364/9
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Certificate in Plant Operations (Land Based) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 500/6420/4
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Built-Up Felt Roofing 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 500/4259/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Formworking 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/6309/9
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Lightning Conductor Engineering (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3821/4
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Roof Sheeting and Cladding 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 500/4239/7
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Shopfitting Bench Joinery (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/8618/X
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Steeplejacking (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3822/6
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Fitted Interiors (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3683/7
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Interior Systems (Construction) - Cavity Barrier Installation 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/0788/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Interior Systems (Construction) - Ceiling Fixing 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/0788/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Interior Systems (Construction) - Dry Lining Boarder 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/0788/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Interior Systems (Construction) - Dry Lining Finishing 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/0788/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Attachments 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4999/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Compacting 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4999/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Cranes and Specialist Lifting 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4999/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Excavating 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4999/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Extracting 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4999/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Fork-lift Trucks 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4999/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Laying and Distributing 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4999/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Loading and Securing 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4999/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Movement Guide 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4999/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Operations Guide 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4999/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Processing 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4999/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Road/Rail 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4999/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Sweeping, Cleaning, Clearing 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4999/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Transporting Loads 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4999/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Plant Operations (Construction) - Work Platforms 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4999/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wall & Floor Tiling (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3527/4
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) - Fall Arrest 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/8244/6
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) - Lightning Conductor Engineer 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/8244/6
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) - Rigging - Suspended Access Equipment (Permanent) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/8244/6
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) - Rigging - Suspended Access Equipment (Temporary) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/8244/6
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) - Safety Net Rigging 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/8244/6
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) - Scaffolding 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/8244/6
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) - Steeplejacking 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/8244/6
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Cladding Occupations (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/2355/3
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/5491/3
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) - Industrial Painter 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/7631/8
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) - Painter 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/7631/8
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Floorcovering Occupations (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/4992/9
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Interior Systems (Construction) - Access Flooring 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/0809/6
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Interior Systems (Construction) - Dry Lining Fixing 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/0809/6
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Interior Systems (Construction) - Modular Demountable Partitioning 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/0809/6
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Mastic Asphalting (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3723/4
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) - Attachments 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3638/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) - Constructing and Forming 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3638/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) - Cranes and Specialist Lifting 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3638/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) - Erecting and Dismantling 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3638/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) - Excavating 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3638/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) - Extracting 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3638/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) - In-shore Marine 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3638/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) - Laying and Distributing Plant 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3638/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) - Road/Rail Plant 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3638/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Construction) - Transporting Loads 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3638/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction) - Fibrous 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/2368/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction) - Solid 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/2368/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) - Fully Supported Lead and Hard Metal Roofer and Cladder 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/2376/0
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) - Roof Slater 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/2376/0
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) - Roof Slater and Tiler 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/2376/0
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) - Roof Tiler 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/2376/0
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) - Solar Collector Roofer - Access 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/2376/0
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) - Solar Collector Roofer - Protection/Handover 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/2376/0
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) - Thatching 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 603/2376/0
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steelfixing Occupations (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3515/8
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/7358/5
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems (Construction) - Liquid Applied Membrane Roofing Systems 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/5006/3
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems (Construction) - Reinforced Bitumen Membrane Roofing 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/5006/3
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems (Construction) - Single Ply Membrane Roofing 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/5006/3
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Architectural Joinery 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3633/3
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Light Structural Timber Framing 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3633/3
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Site Carpentry 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3633/3
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Structural Post and Beam Carpentry 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3633/3
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Timber Decks and Cladding 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3633/3
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Timber Frame Erection 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3633/3
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Woodmachining (Construction/Sawmilling Extrusion) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3665/5
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Roof Slating and Tiling 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 500/4093/5
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Shopfitting Bench Joinery 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 500/4049/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 500/4254/3
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 601/1974/3
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing - Painting and Decorating (Construction) - Decorative Finishing 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 600/7237/4
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Mastic Asphalting (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 600/7816/9
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction) - Fibrous 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 603/2370/X
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction) - Solid 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 603/2370/X
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wall & Floor Tiling (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 600/3517/1
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Shopfitting Bench Work 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3238/8
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Shopfitting Site Work 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3238/8
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Wheelwrighting 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3238/8
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 600/7359/7
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Site Carpentry 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 601/5007/5
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Wheelwrighting 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 601/5007/5
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Architectural Joinery 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 601/5007/5
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Shopfitting Bench Work 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 601/5007/5
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Shopfitting Site Work 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 601/5007/5
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Structural Post and Beam Carpentry 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 601/5007/5
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Timber Frame Erection 5.2 Building and Construction Level 3 601/5007/5
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Facilities Services Service Enterprises Level 2 601/1752/7
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Facilities Services Principles Service Enterprises Level 2 600/7959/9
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Retail Skills Retailing and Wholesaling Level 2 600/7146/1
NOCN Level 2 Diploma in Retail Skills Retailing and Wholesaling Level 2 600/7147/3
NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Underpinning Knowledge for Heritage Skills (Construction): Traditional Craft Masonry Building and Construction Level 3 601/1378/9
NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Underpinning Knowledge for Heritage Skills (Construction): Traditional Wood Occupations Building and Construction Level 3 601/1447/2
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) - Pre-assembled Roof Structure Installer 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 600/3633/3