Coronavirus update/alternative arrangements for 2020/21

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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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Why choose NOCN Group?

NOCN Group is a leading education and skills charity, our focus is on social and economic mobility, not profit.

We offer: 

  • A wide range of qualifications and EPA standards, from construction to productivity, bespoke and regulated, for UK and International centres.
  • Friendly, personal support by named colleagues, to make your life easier.
  • Flexible products and services offer to suit training providers, employers and learners, delivered remotely and within centres.
  • A partnership approach with centres, suppliers and stakeholders, working together to build future skills.
  • Stringent internal quality procedures, to uphold standards in education and skills

And we are a Leader in Diversity and Investor In People, because our people matter as much as yours.

How can we help you?

Contact us to find out about our full range of education and skills services, including regulated qualifications, EPA for apprenticeships, Traineeships, Job Cards in construction, Access to HE Diplomas, bespoke accreditation and educational and skills support training.

Please click on one of the following links or contact us via or 0300 999 1177 to discuss how best we can support you on