Coronavirus update/alternative arrangements for 2020/21

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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:

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.

Update 29th March 2021

On 24th March, Ofqual published the VTQ Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF) which allows NOCN to provide centres with awarding arrangements for learners who have had their training and assessment disrupted in 2021. To view more information on the arrangements in place by NOCN, please click here.

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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Extension of Various Qualifications

Ref : B20-48

Type : Amendment

Date : 7 April 2020

The following qualifications have now been extended to 31/08/2022

Sector 14.2 Preparation for Work

600/6895/4 – NOCN Entry Level Award in Using Employability Skills (Entry 1)
600/6894/2 - NOCN Entry Level Award in Using Employability Skills (Entry 2)
600/6893/0 - NOCN Entry Level Award in Using Employability Skills (Entry 3)
600/6896/6 - NOCN Entry Level Certificate in Using Employability Skills (Entry 1)
600/6897/8 - NOCN Entry Level Certificate in Using Employability Skills (Entry 2)
600/6900/4 - NOCN Entry Level Certificate in Using Employability Skills (Entry 3)
600/6898/X - NOCN Entry Level Diploma in Using Employability Skills (Entry 1)
600/6899/1 - NOCN Entry Level Diploma in Using Employability Skills (Entry 2)
600/6901/6 - NOCN Entry Level Diploma in Using Employability Skills (Entry 3)
601/0141/6 – NOCN Entry Level Award in Vocational Studies (Entry 3)
601/0142/8 – NOCN Entry Level Certificate in Vocational Studies (Entry 3)
601/0156/8 – NOCN Level 1 Award in Vocational Studies
601/0157/X – NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Vocational Studies

The following qualifications have now been extended to 31/12/2023

600/3483/X – NOCN Level 1 Award in Employability
600/3482/8 – NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Employability
500/7564/0 – NOCN Level 2 Award in Employability
500/7565/2 – NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Employability

Qualifications Related to this Bulletin
Title Sector Level Reference
NOCN Entry Level Award in Using Employability Skills (Entry 1) Preparation for Work Entry Level 1 600/6895/4
NOCN Entry Level Award in Using Employability Skills (Entry 2) Preparation for Work Entry Level 2 600/6894/2
NOCN Entry Level Award in Using Employability Skills (Entry 3) Preparation for Work Entry Level 3 600/6893/0
NOCN Entry Level Certificate in Using Employability Skills (Entry 1) Preparation for Work Entry Level 1 600/6896/6
NOCN Entry Level Certificate in Using Employability Skills (Entry 2) Preparation for Work Entry Level 2 600/6897/8
NOCN Entry Level Certificate in Using Employability Skills (Entry 3) Preparation for Work Entry Level 3 600/6900/4
NOCN Entry Level Diploma in Using Employability Skills (Entry 1) Preparation for Work Entry Level 1 600/6898/X
NOCN Entry Level Diploma in Using Employability Skills (Entry 2) Preparation for Work Entry Level 2 600/6899/1
NOCN Entry Level Diploma in Using Employability Skills (Entry 3) Preparation for Work Entry Level 3 600/6901/6
NOCN Entry Level Award in Vocational Studies (Entry 3) Preparation for Work Entry Level 3 601/0141/6
NOCN Entry Level Certificate in Vocational Studies (Entry 3) Preparation for Work Entry Level 3 601/0142/8
NOCN Level 1 Award in Vocational Studies Preparation for Work Level 1 601/0156/8
NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Vocational Studies Preparation for Work Level 1 601/0157/X
NOCN Level 1 Award in Employability Preparation for Work Level 1 600/3483/X
NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Employability Preparation for Work Level 1 600/3482/8
NOCN Level 2 Award in Employability Preparation for Work Level 2 500/7564/0
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Employability Preparation for Work Level 2 500/7565/2