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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 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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Amendment - NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Health Screeners

Ref : B21-19

Type : Amendment

Date : 25 February 2021

The following qualification has been amended after a recent PHE consultation. Amendments have been made to the mandatory unit ‘Health Screening Principles’ and to optional units in each of the specialist pathways. The only optional unit that remains unchanged is ‘Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People’.

Sector 1.3 Health and Social Care

601/8580/6 - NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Health Screeners

Please refer to the updated qualification specification for full details of which units have been replaced. The updated units must be studied by learners who are registered on or after the 1st June 2021.

All new units have been highlighted in red and have a different unit number to the previous version.

Qualifications Related to this Bulletin
Title Sector Level Reference
NOCN Level 3 Diploma for Health Screeners Health and Social Care Level 3 601/8580/6