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 Construction Qualifications

Ref : B20-1

Type : Withdrawal

Date : 14 January 2020

Which qualifications are being withdrawn?

The following qualifications in sector 5.2 Building and Construction are being withdrawn as from 31/07/2020:

600/6572/2 NOCN Entry Level Award in Introduction to Construction (Entry 3)

600/6581/3 NOCN Level 2 Diploma in Construction Crafts - Property Maintenance

600/6674/X NOCN Level 1 Award in Construction Crafts

600/6910/7 NOCN Level 1 Diploma in Construction Crafts

601/1980/9 NOCN Entry Level Award in Introduction to Civil Engineering Careers (Entry 3)

601/3759/9 NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Exploring a Career in Civil Engineering

601/4282/0 NOCN Level 1 Diploma in Roof Tiling

601/4398/8 NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Exploring a Career in Construction

601/7536/9 NOCN Entry Level Certificate in Introduction to Construction (Entry 3)

 

How could the withdrawal affect learners?

No learners will be disadvantaged due to a 6 month notice period being given.

What is the last date for registrations?

The last date for registrations for all qualifications listed will be 31/07/2020.

What is the last date for certifications?

The last date for certifications for all qualifications will be 31/07/2023.

Are there replacement qualifications?

No, but

COMING SOON....

NOCN will be offering a NEW Suite of Training Qualifications ranging from Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications.


Qualifications Related to this Bulletin
Title Sector Level Reference
NOCN Level 1 Diploma in Roof Tiling Building and Construction Level 1 601/4282/0
NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Exploring a Career in Construction Building and Construction Level 1 601/4398/8
NOCN Entry Level Certificate in Introduction to Construction (Entry 3) Building and Construction Entry Level 3 601/7536/9
NOCN Level 1 Diploma in Construction Crafts Building and Construction Level 1 600/6910/7
NOCN Entry Level Award in Introduction to Civil Engineering Careers (Entry 3) Building and Construction Entry Level 3 601/1980/9
NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Exploring a Career in Civil Engineering Building and Construction Level 1 601/3759/9
NOCN Entry Level Award in Introduction to Construction (Entry 3) Building and Construction Entry Level 3 600/6572/2
NOCN Level 2 Diploma in Construction Crafts - Property Maintenance Building and Construction Level 2 600/6581/3
NOCN Level 1 Award in Construction Crafts Building and Construction Level 1 600/6674/X