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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Withdrawal of NOCN Security Qualifications

Ref : B19-62

Type : Withdrawal

Date : 30 September 2019

Which qualifications are being withdrawn?

The following licence to practice Security qualifications are to be withdrawn on 31st March 2020:

601/5112/2 NOCN Level 2 Award for Working as a Cash and
Valuables in Transit Operative within the Private Security Industry

601/5108/0 NOCN Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV
Operative (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry

601/5110/9 NOCN Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor
within the Private Security Industry

601/5107/9 NOCN Level 2 Award for Working as a Security Officer
within the Private Security Industry

601/5109/2 NOCN Level 2 Award for Upskilling a Door Supervisor
within the Private Security Industry

What is the last date for registrations?

The last date for registrations is 31st March 2020.

What is the last date for certification?

The last date for qualification certifications will be 31st August 2020. Further information about last test resit dates for current licence to practice Security qualifications will be issued in early 2020.

Are there replacement qualifications?

Yes. However no replacement qualification will be available for 601/5109/2 NOCN Level 2 Award for Upskilling a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry.

From 1st April 2020 any new licence applicants, who have not achieved a licence to practice qualification in the previous three years will need to achieve the new replacement Security qualifications, to be launched on 1st April 2020. Work is currently taking place to finalise the learning outcomes, assessment criteria and indicative content for units in the replacement qualifications to ensure that they meet the objectives from the series of SIA consultations in 2018 and 2019. The review is also focusing on how the new suite of qualifications will be assessed and internally quality assured, with a particular emphasis on ensuring that training delivery, internal assessment and internal quality assurance is robust as part of the continuing drive to raise standards within the sector and to combat potential training malpractice.