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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Suite of Youth Work Qualifications

Ref : B21-12

Type : Amendment

Date : 11 February 2021

Amendment/Replacement

NOCN Level 3 Youth Work Qualifications

Sector 13.1 Teaching and Lecturing

The following qualification has been withdrawn from today:

NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice (England) – 603/5540/2 – Certification End Date 29/02/2024

The replacement qualification is:

NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Youth Work Practice (England) – 603/6971/1

The replacement Level 3 Certificate includes a new optional unit - Loneliness and Isolation for Young People - Advanced Youth Work Approaches T/618/5838.

We have also made an amendment to the NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work Practice (England) – 603/5542/6.

This amendment is the addition of the new optional unit - Loneliness and Isolation for Young People - Advanced Youth Work Approaches T/618/5838