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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International Products and Services

We offer a wide range of education, training and skills products and services globally.

We offer a wide range of education, training and skills products and services globally.

International Products and Services
NOCN Group offers a broad range of qualifications and services for Training Centres around the world which meet the skills needs of both experienced workers and new entrants to the jobs market. From Entry Level to Level 7 and including Vocational Diplomas, Employability Skills, Apprenticeships, Management Qualifications, Digital Skills and Functional Skills English and maths. Plus many related services supporting the Vocational Training sector.

Please see below a summary of the products and services NOCN Group offer:

NOCN offer over 600 vocational and technical qualifications from Entry Level to Level 7, in a wide range of subject areas, including short qualifications designed for up-skilling the workforce.

CSkills is the name of our construction sector qualifications and related Job cards for the construction sector. We are a leading provider of Construction Qualifications and Standards.

Consultancy Services
NOCN Group offer Consultancy Services to government agencies and private organisations on all aspects of current and future skills needs, and high quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) provision.

NOCN Apprenticeships and End Point Assessment
NOCN lead the UK in the development of Apprenticeship programmes, designed with employers at the heart of the programmes.

NOCN ESOL International online Examinations
English for Speakers of Other Languages qualifications offering an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience for students, helping to prepare them to engage with English language speaking countries.

NOCN Functional Skills qualifications
Qualifications in maths, English and ICT (Information Communication Technology) designed to assist learners of all ages and levels to be able to confidently demonstrate the practical skills needed in real-life situations. Functional Skills qualifications are available for registration and include an assessment at all 5 levels from Entry Level 1 to Level 2.