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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EPA Customers

NOCN is a leading Government approved, independent End Point Assessment Oragnisation (EPAO) working with training providers and employers to deliver high quality, robust End Point Assessment. 

We're approved to deliver End Point Assessment for over 60 Apprenticeship Standards in sectors from construction to health and social care and hospitality. 

How we support our customers

We work closely with our customers to help them navigate the new Apprenticeship Standards, from understanding the Assessment Plan through to Gateway and the End Point Assessment Process. Our approach is one of true partnership to ensure high quality Apprenticeship programmes to develop the skilled workforce of the future. 

Interested in becoming an EPA customer?

Please supply details below and a member of the NOCN team will be in touch.

Are you on the ESFA register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP)?


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