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 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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Experienced Worker Practical Assessment Route

Ref : B19-68

Type : New Approval

Date : 4 December 2019

Dear Colleague,

As part of our commitment to provide qualifications in line with industry requirements we have recently reviewed all the EWPA packs for the qualifications listed via the link attached.


The updated Experienced Worker Practical Assessment packs are now uploaded within My NOCN, which you can access via our website The documentation can be located under the CONSTRUCTION Folder – EWPA PACKS. You will have access to the EWPA application form, Part 1 – Experienced Worker Practical Assessment Route.

To apply for EWPA approval, you will need to download the application form from Horizon under the Key NOCN Documents on the homepage and submit via email to

Once assurance have given approval, an email will be sent confirming this, along with the password for Part 2 – EWPA Application Pack and Part 3 – EWPA assessment material for the specific qualification.



If you do not have access to My NOCN then you will need to contact your centre Super User to create access for you.

If you have forgotten your password to My NOCN or need any further assistance please contact Customer Services and Operations team on 0300 999 1177 option 5, option 1.

Kind regards,