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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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Changes to Multiple Choice Unit Tests, with effect from 1 January 2020 - Scaffolding DIP087

Ref : B19-65

Type : Amendment

Date : 26 November 2019


We wish to inform you that we are making changes to the multiple choice unit tests for Six of the units in the training qualification – NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Scaffolding - DIP087 - (601/3726/5)

These changes are to increase the number of questions in the tests in response to an Ofqual report about vocational testing.

These changes come into effect on 1 January 2020. The tests for the six units taken on or after 1 January 2020 will be longer due to the number of questions in the tests, whether for a first sitting or a resit.

The units affected are attached to this link.


If you have any questions please contact your dedicated customer co-ordinator on:
0300 999 1177 (select option 5).


Kind regards
Cskills Awards Team, NOCN

Qualifications Related to this Bulletin
Title Sector Level Reference
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Scaffolding 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/3726/5