Communications on the withdrawal of BPEC Qualifications from the NOCN offer
Ref : B21-20
Type : Withdrawal
Date : 26 February 2021
In 2019 BPEC and NOCN Awarding Organisations agreed to mutually offer each other’s qualifications to better support their Centre customers and to provide greater alignment across Awarding Organisation operations.
This arrangement was as a result to customer feedback and reflected the 2 organisations’ common conviction on high quality qualifications.
Since then this arrangement has only had a limited uptake by our Centres. As such, now that we are approaching the time to renew the contract both organisations have decided that there is insufficient benefit to continue the arrangement.
NOCN will stop offering BPEC qualifications from March to allow all the current learners to complete, which is likely to be by September.
Both NOCN and BPEC have enjoyed working together on this arrangement and have gained much from it. We are naturally disappointed that the interest from Training Providers has not been greater but the two organisations are looking to work together in future.