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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 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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NOCN Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering - Update

Ref : B19-60

Type : Amendment

Date : 30 August 2019

We are pleased to confirm that the actions listed in Bulletin B19-14 have been completed.

• Delivery content has been added to the unit to provide more information about the breadth and depth of learning required to pass the qualification.

• The portfolio method of assessment has been withdrawn as from 31st August 2019 leaving the online multiple choice test as the only method of assessment. A practice test is available on MY NOCN for approved centres to help learners prepare for the test.

• The qualification specification has been updated to reflect the changes to the qualification.

Qualifications Related to this Bulletin
Title Sector Level Reference
NOCN Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Hospitality and Catering Level 2 601/1157/4