For learners who are completing their qualifications through adaptations, centres must continue to claim for learner certification in line with the NOCN Registration and Certification Policy and Procedure. NOCN will issue any due certificates in line with its standard timescales.
For learners being awarded a Teacher Assessed Grade (TAG), centres must consider whether they are required to have results in line with the national result days as there are seperate timescales which must be met to guarantee results before these dates. The national result days for 2021 are:
Where centres require results in line with the national result days (this includes Category B1 qualifications), centres must have submitted a NOCN TAG Expression of Interest form to NOCN by Friday 16th July.
The NOCN Teacher Assessed Grade Log (which is provided to centres following a review of their TAG Expression of Interest Form if TAGs are deemend in scope) must be submitted before Friday 23rd July.
NOCN intends to release all results to centres on or before Friday 6th August where these deadlines are met and the Centre has confirmed they do require results in line with the national result days.
Where this is the case, centres will have until Tuesday 17th August to submit the NOCN TAG Expression of Interest form to NOCN.
The NOCN Teacher Assessed Grade Log (which is provided to centres following a review of their TAG Expression of Interest Form if TAGs are deemend in scope) must be submitted before Tuesday 31st August.
The release of results will be in line with NOCN's standard timescales following the completion of the required external quality assurance activities.
Results claimed through adaptations will be claimed by centres as standard. Centres will be able to continue exporting the required results data from Quartzweb as required.
For results issued through a Teacher Assessed Grade, NOCN will claim and issue any due certificate(s) on behalf of the Centre. The results will be displayed in the same way as results achieved as standard or through adaptations and therefore the same reporting functionality will be available for centres as normal.
Further information regarding appeals can be found within the NOCN Approach to Awarding in 2020/1 - Guidance for Centres document.
The timescales detailed within the NOCN Appeals Policy and Procedure will apply.