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 : B20-50

Type : Amendment

Date : 14 April 2020

The following qualifications have now been extended to 31/12/2020

Sector 1.2 Nursing and Subjects and Vocations allied to Medicine

601/8812/1 – NOCN Level 3 Award in Introduction to Phlebotomy
601/8813/3 – NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Phlebotomy
601/8815/7 – NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Phlebotomy

 

The following qualifications have now been extended to 31/07/2021

Sector 4.1 Engineering

601/1583/X - NOCN Level 4 Award in Essentials of Pumping Technology

Sector 4.2 Manufacturing Technologies

603/0300/1 – NOCN Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations

 

The following qualifications have been extended to 31/08/2021

Sector 7.2 Warehousing and Distribution

603/0651/8 – NOCN Level 1 Award in Warehousing and Storage
600/8247/1 – NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage
600/7940/X – NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage

Sector 7.3 Service Enterprises

601/4724/6 – NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Exploring a Career in Facilities Services

Sector 8.1 Sport, Leisure and Recreation

600/7138/2 – NOCN Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety
600/7135/7 – NOCN Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety

Qualifications Related to this Bulletin
Title Sector Level Reference
NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Phlebotomy Nursing and Subjects and Vocations Allied to Medicine Level 3 601/8813/3
NOCN Level 4 Award in Essentials of Pumping Technology Engineering Level 4 601/1583/X
NOCN Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety Sport, Leisure and Recreation Level 3 600/7135/7
NOCN Level 3 Award in Introduction to Phlebotomy Nursing and Subjects and Vocations Allied to Medicine Level 3 601/8812/1
NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Phlebotomy Nursing and Subjects and Vocations Allied to Medicine Level 3 601/8815/7
NOCN Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations Manufacturing Technologies Level 2 603/0300/1
NOCN Level 1 Award in Warehousing and Storage Warehousing and Distribution Level 1 603/0651/8
NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage Warehousing and Distribution Level 1 600/8247/1
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing and Storage Warehousing and Distribution Level 2 600/7940/X
NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Exploring a Career in Facilities Services Service Enterprises Level 1 601/4724/6
NOCN Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety Sport, Leisure and Recreation Level 2 600/7138/2