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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Reformed Functional Skills

Ref : B19-63

Type : New Approval

Date : 13 November 2019

This is to advise that NOCN has now received approval for centres to be able to register learners for Reformed Functional Skills Qualifications in English and maths at all 5 levels.

Please check the website for confirmation of the dates that live assessments are available from. We anticipate that live assessments will be available from December.

The Qualification Numbers that will enable you to register your learners are provided at the bottom of this document. These Qualification Numbers will appear on the LARS Hub in approximately 2 weeks’ time. For those centres needing urgent assistance, we would suggest that you contact the ESFA for advice and guidance.

Many thanks for your support during this approval process; we thank you for your loyalty to NOCN.

 

New NOCN Functional Skills Qualifications

NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in mathematics at Entry 1 – 603/5273/5 Operational Start Date 25th October 2019
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in mathematics at Entry 2 – 603/5271/1 Operational Start Date 26th October 2019
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in mathematics at Entry 3 – 603/5265/6 Operational Start Date 26th October 2019
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in mathematics at Level 1 – 603/5269/3 Operational Start Date 21st October 2019
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in mathematics at Level 2 – 603/5267/X Operational Start Date 21st October 2019

NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in English at Entry 1 – 603/5270/X Operational Start Date 25th October 2019
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in English at Entry 2 – 603/5268/1 Operational Start Date 25th October 2019
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in English at Entry 3 – 603/5272/3 Operational Start Date 25th October 2019
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 1 – 603/5266/8 Operational Start Date 23rd October 2019
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2 – 603/5264/4 Operational Start Date 23rd October 2019

Qualifications Related to this Bulletin
Title Sector Level Reference
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in English at Entry 1 Foundations for Learning and Life Entry 1 603/5270/X
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in English at Entry 2 Foundations for Learning and Life Entry 2 603/5268/1
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 1 Foundations for Learning and Life Level 1 603/5266/8
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 2 Foundations for Learning and Life Level 2 603/5264/4
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in mathematics at Entry 3 Foundations for Learning and Life Entry 3 603/5265/6
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in English at Entry 3 Foundations for Learning and Life Entry 3 603/5272/3
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in mathematics at Entry 1 Foundations for Learning and Life Entry 1 603/5273/5
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in mathematics at Entry 2 Foundations for Learning and Life Entry 2 603/5271/1
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in mathematics at Level 1 Foundations for Learning and Life Level 1 603/5269/3
NOCN Functional Skills Qualification in mathematics at Level 2 Foundations for Learning and Life Level 2 603/5267/X