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 Personal Progress Qualifications - Amendment

Ref : B21-4

Type : Amendment

Date : 27 January 2021

Sector 14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life

The following qualifications have now been updated to include an additional 6 units.

500/7522/6 NOCN Entry Level Award in Personal Progress (Entry 1)

500/7523/8 NOCN Entry Level Certificate in Personal Progress (Entry 1)

500/7524/X NOCN Entry Level Diploma in Personal Progress (Entry 1)

The additional units are

• Being Healthy
• Engaging with Personal Care Routines
• Engaging with Therapies
• Exploring Household Cleaning and Equipment
• Exploring Creative Activities
• Exploring Performing Arts

If you use a bespoke group of Personal Progress units and want to have these units added to your usual group of units, please contact CST on Tel: 0300 999 1177 or email nocn@nocn.org.uk