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 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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One Awards bespoke accreditation is aimed to provide additionality to your innovative training programmes.

If you can't find a regulated qualification that specifically meets the needs of your training, our swift and flexible bespoke accreditation development service allows you to create accredited units to underpin learning, quality assure and certificate your learners.

Our webinar ‘Flexible Accreditation: Introducing a Bespoke Approach’ which will provide more information on the bespoke accreditation and how this might enhance your learning programmes.

The webinar offers:

• Introduction to One Awards
• Overview of Bespoke Accreditation and Unit Bank
• Unit Development Process

The webinar will also hear from Gateshead Council who will discuss their experience of developing and delivering Bespoke Accreditation and share best practice.