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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:

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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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Further information:

Letter from Gavin Williamson CBE MP to Simon Lebus

Letter from Simon Lebus to Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP

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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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NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Sub-Structure Work Occupations (Construction)

Ref : B19-56

Type : Amendment

Date : 22 August 2019

4 Week Final Notification:


NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Sub-Structure Work Occupations (Construction)

 

Dear Colleague,


As part of our commitment to provide qualifications in line with industry requirements we regularly review all qualifications across all occupations.


A review has been made via the CITB Standards Setting Body (SSB) on the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Sub-Structure Work Occupations (Construction) qualification/pathways and therefore we wish to inform you of the changes as shown below.


The above qualification will have amendments made to the various pathways listed below and such changes will be applied:


Pathway 2:


• NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Sub-structure Work Occupations (Construction) - Underpinning Operations (Underpinning Piling) (603/1279/8) to be amended to - available as from 1 October 2019.


Unit changes that sit in the Mandatory Group, as listed below:


Unit657: Inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery in the workplace updated to a v3


Unit299P: Carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery in the workplace – removed from Qualification structure.


The TQT & GLH for this pathway - TQT is 720, remains the same, GLH was 240, now 258


Pathway 4:


• NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Sub-structure Work Occupations (Construction) - Retaining Structures (603/1279/8) to be amended to – available as from 1 October 2019.


Unit changes that sit in the Mandatory Group, as listed below:


Unit360: Establishing Work Area Protection and Safety in the Workplace updated - v3 and the title of the unit is now: Installing, maintaining and removing work area protection and safety equipment in the workplace


The GLH for this pathway also changes - GLH was 196, now 218


Pathway 5:


• NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Sub-structure Work Occupations (Construction) - Dewatering - Well Points (603/1279/8) to be amended to – available as from 1 October 2019.

Unit changes that sit in the Optional Group, as listed below:


Unit360: Establishing Work Area Protection and Safety in the Workplace updated - v3 and the title of the unit is now: Installing, maintaining and removing work area protection and safety equipment in the workplace


Unit657: Inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery in the workplace - NEW


Unit299P: Carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery in the workplace – removed from Qualification structure.


Pathway 6:


• NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Sub-structure Work Occupations (Construction) - Dewatering - Deep Wells (603/1279/8) to be amended to – available as from 1 October 2019.


Unit changes that sit in the Optional Group, as listed below:


Unit360: Establishing Work Area Protection and Safety in the Workplace updated - v3 and the title of the unit is now: Installing, maintaining and removing work area protection and safety equipment in the workplace


Unit657: Inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery in the workplace - NEW


Unit299P: Carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery in the workplace – removed from Qualification structure.


Pathway 7:


• NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Sub-structure Work Occupations (Construction) - Dewatering – Ejectors (603/1279/8) to be amended to – available as from 1 October 2019.


Unit360: Establishing Work Area Protection and Safety in the Workplace updated - v3 and the title of the unit is now: Installing, maintaining and removing work area protection and safety equipment in the workplace


Unit657: Inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery in the workplace -


Unit299P: Carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery in the workplace – removed from Qualification structure.

 

Pathway 13:


• NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Sub-structure Work Occupations (Construction) - Structural Waterproofing (603/1279/8) to be amended to – available as from 1 October 2019.


Unit360: Establishing Work Area Protection and Safety in the Workplace updated - v3 and the title of the unit is now: Installing, maintaining and removing work area protection and safety equipment in the workplace


Unit657: Inspecting and completing user maintenance on plant or machinery in the workplace - NEW


Unit299P: Carrying out checks and/or basic maintenance on plant or machinery in the workplace – removed from Qualification structure.

 

The existing qualification/pathways (amended ones only) will close for registrations on 30 September 2019 and the Achievement and Certification dates will expire 30 September 2022 to allow anyone previously registered to achieve and be certificated before the old qualification/pathways are officially withdrawn.


• Quartz web, Website and Skillsfile will be updated accordingly with the new amendments and the qualification structure is attached in the DOWNLOADS tab on the website for the qualification - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Sub-Structure Work Occupations (Construction) qualification/pathways, with the changes for your information.


• Also attached in the DOWNLOADS tab on the website, are the new unit versions with the changes highlighted, for your perusal.


If you have any questions please contact your dedicated customer co-ordinator on:

 

0300 999 1177 (select option 1)

 

Kind regards,

 

NOCN