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Operational Update on NOCN Group Qualifications and Services

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.

You will find out more operational detail on the implications of COVID19 for each of these services, including advice for students and centres preparing for external assessments, through the following links:

Please note that NOCN will be following the guidance issued by the ESFA, IfATE, Ofqual, CCEA, 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 (Option 1).

Working to support our valued customers

You will be aware of the various Government and World Health Organisation (WHO) announcements and official advice over COVID19.
The situation is unprecedented and has been continually changing. With colleges and schools now closed and the country in effect ‘locked down’, other than essential services, we will endeavour to continue to support you, your apprentices, learners and card applicants through this difficult period.

We support Ofqual’s statement that the most important principle is fairness to all learners and apprentices, not only for those being assessed now, but also for those assessed before COVID-19.

Centre Support

All our staff are working from home, so we are still offering front line support, through telephony, email and web chat as usual.
Certificates for regulated qualifications and cards are being issued to centres in the normal way.
We aim to provide as full a range of our services as possible, where these can be delivered remotely, and we can use remote or recorded assessment methods, whilst maintaining the integrity of the assessment.
All face-to-face appointments for approval visits, External Quality Assurers, and external assessments have been suspended until training centres reopen and normal business resumes.
We are providing digital on-line support, including offering WebEx interviews, developing online invigilated exams in place of physical papers, and digital content support.


Please contact us to discuss how best we can support you on nocn@nocn.org.uk or 0300 999 1177 (Option 1).

Best wishes from all at NOCN to you our valued customers. We hope you all remain safe and well.

Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director

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NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Associated Industrial Services Occupations (Construction)

Ref : B20-14

Type : Amendment

Date : 4 February 2020

12 Week Notification:

NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Associated Industrial Services Occupations (Construction)

 

Dear Colleague,

As part of our commitment to provide qualifications in line with industry requirements we regularly review all qualifications across all occupations.

A review has been made via the CITB Standards Setting Body (SSB) on the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Associated Industrial Services Occupations (Construction) qualification and therefore we wish to inform you of the changes as shown below.

The above qualification will be amended with a new version on Quartz, and there is no change to the Ofqual Portal reference, the following changes have been applied:

• NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Associated Industrial services Occupations (Construction) (600/3639/4) to be amended with a new version on Quartz, as from the 01.05.2020.

Pathway 1 (Water Jetting):

Unit changes that sit in the Mandatory/Optional Group, as listed below:

Unit84: Preparing and demobilising water jetting equipment in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 30

Unit85: Removing materials and deposits by water jetting in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 40

Unit86: Cutting and breaking materials by water jetting in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 57

Pathway 2 (Façade Preservation):

Unit changes that sit in the Mandatory/Optional Group, as listed below:

Unit152: Cleaning façade surfaces in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 50

Unit153: Manufacturing routine architectural joinery products in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 60

Pathway 3 (Damaged Repair And Resurfacing):

Unit changes that sit in the Optional Group, as listed below:

Unit541: Assessing area for repair and resurfacing in the workplace – updated to a version 2, GLH now 20

Unit542: Preparing area for repair and resurfacing in the workplace – updated to a version 2, GLH now 23

Unit543: Repairing and resurfacing damaged area in the workplace – updated to a version 3, GLH now 27


The existing qualification will close for registrations on 30 April 2020 and the Achievement and Certification dates will expire 30 April 2023 to allow anyone previously registered to achieve and be certificated before the old qualification is officially withdrawn.


• Quartz web, Horizon, Website and Skillsfile will be updated accordingly with the new amendments and the qualification structure is attached in the DOWNLOADS tab on the website for the qualification - NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Associated Industrial Services Occupations (Construction) qualification, with the changes for your information.

• Also attached in the DOWNLOADS tab on the website, is the new unit versions with the changes highlighted, for your perusal.

If you have any questions please contact your dedicated customer co-ordinator on:


0300 999 1177 (select option 5, then 1)

Kind regards,

NOCN