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Coronavirus update for customers

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 Suite of Mathematics and English Awards

Ref : B20-32

Type : New Approval

Date : 23 March 2020

The following qualifications have now been approved for delivery from 1st May 2020.

Sector 14.1  Foundations for Learning and Life

603/5675/3 - NOCN Entry Level Award in Mathematics Skills (E1)

603/5676/5 - NOCN Entry Level Award in Mathematics Skills (E2)

603/5678/9 - NOCN Entry Level Award in Mathematics Skills (E3)

603/5670/4 - NOCN Level 1 Award in Mathematics Skills

603/5671/6 - NOCN Level 2 Award in Mathematics Skills

603/5665/0 - NOCN Entry Level Award in English Skills (E1)

603/5666/2 - NOCN Entry Level Award in English Skills (E2)

603/5667/4 - NOCN Entry Level Award in English Skills (E3)

603/5677/7 - NOCN Level 1 Award in English Skills

603/5674/1 - NOCN Level 2 Award in English Skills

The above qualifications are replacements for those which expire to registrations on 30th April 2020.

Qualifications Related to this Bulletin
Title Sector Level Reference
NOCN Level 2 Award in Mathematics Skills Foundations for Learning and Life Level 2 600/8142/9
NOCN Level 1 Award in Mathematics Skills Foundations for Learning and Life Level 1 600/7847/9
NOCN Entry Level Award in Mathematics Skills (Entry 1) Foundations for Learning and Life Entry Level 1 601/0570/7
NOCN Entry Level Award in Mathematics Skills (Entry 2) Foundations for Learning and Life Entry Level 2 601/0571/9
NOCN Level 2 Award in English Skills Foundations for Learning and Life Level 2 600/8567/8
NOCN Entry Level Award in Mathematics Skills (Entry 3) Foundations for Learning and Life Entry Level 3 601/0572/0
NOCN Level 1 Award in English Skills Foundations for Learning and Life Level 1 600/8328/1
NOCN Entry Level Award in English Skills (Entry 1) Foundations for Learning and Life Entry Level 1 601/1370/4
NOCN Entry Level Award in English Skills (Entry 3) Foundations for Learning and Life Entry Level 3 601/1287/6
NOCN Entry Level Award in English Skills (Entry 2) Foundations for Learning and Life Entry Level 2 601/1286/4