Coronavirus update for customers

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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:

Business Development
Regulated Qualifications
EPA for Apprenticeships
Job Cards in construction (CPCS)
One Awards

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.

Further information:

Letter from Gavin Williamson CBE MP to Simon Lebus

Letter from Simon Lebus to Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP

DfE and Ofqual have launched two consultations (15th January):

GCSE, AS and A Level awarding in summer 2021

Alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other generals in 2021

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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Extension of various Qualifications

Ref : B19-5

Type : Amendment

Date : 21 January 2019

The following qualifications have now been extended to 31/07/2020.

Sector 1.3 Health and Social Care

  • 601/6279/X  - NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment and Study in Health Sciences
  • 601/6303/3  - NOCN Level 3 Award in Mediation Skills

Sector 2.1 Science

  • 601/6278/8  - NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment and Study in Science and Engineering

Sector 11.2 Sociology and Social Policy

  • 601/6276/4  - NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Progression to Further Study in Humanities, Social Science and the Arts

Sector 13.2 Direct Learning Support

  • 600/5069/X   - NOCN Level 1 Award in Community Development

Sector 14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life

  • 600/5742/7 - NOCN Level 3 Award in Research Skills for Academic Study
  • 500/7522/6  - NOCN Entry Level Award in Personal Progress (Entry 1)
  • 500/7523/8  - NOCN Entry Level Certificate in Personal Progress (Entry 1)
  • 500/7524/X  - NOCN Entry Level Diploma in Personal Progress (Entry 1)
  • 600/1875/6  - NOCN Level 1 Award in Personal Well-being
  • 600/1878/1  - NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Personal Well-being
  • 601/0178/7  - NOCN Level 1 Award in Understanding Healthy Living

Sector 15.3 Business and Management

  • 601/6277/6   - NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment and Study in Business
Qualifications Related to this Bulletin
Title Sector Level Reference
NOCN Level 3 Award in Mediation Skills Health and Social Care Level 3 601/6303/3
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment and Study in Health Sciences Health and Social Care Level 2 601/6279/X
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Progression to Further Study in Humanities, Social Science and The Arts Sociology and Social Policy Level 2 601/6276/4
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment and Study in Business Management and Computing Business Management Level 2 601/6277/6
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment and Study in Science and Engineering Science Level 2 601/6278/8
NOCN Level 3 Award in Research Skills for Academic Study Foundations for Learning and Life Level 3 600/5742/7
NOCN Entry Level Award in Personal Progress (Entry 1) Foundations for Learning and Life Entry Level 1 500/7522/6
NOCN Entry Level Certificate in Personal Progress (Entry 1) Foundations for Learning and Life Entry Level 1 500/7523/8
NOCN Entry Level Diploma in Personal Progress (Entry 1) Foundations for Learning and Life Entry Level 1 500/7524/X
NOCN Level 1 Award in Personal Well-Being Foundations for Learning and Life Level 1 600/1875/6
NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Personal Well-Being Foundations for Learning and Life Level 1 600/1874/4
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Personal Well-Being Foundations for Learning and Life Level 2 600/1878/1
NOCN Level 1 Award in Understanding Healthy Living Foundations for Learning and Life Level 1 601/0178/7