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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NOCN provides ESOL International English assessment and testing in Greece, helping hundreds of ambitious and talented people improve their skills in English, essential for many careers as the language of business and hospitality.

Working with our partner Global Awards and Panhellenic Federation of Language Schools Owners (PALSO), NOCN successfully runs ESOL International examinations in a wide range of locations in Greece, the Greek Islands and Cyprus.

NOCN provides ESOL International English assessment and testing in Greece, helping hundreds of ambitious, talented people improve their skills in, the dominant language for business and hospitality that is essential to so many careers. We also work with Greek technology developers on a range of online solutions and services for both local and international skills delivery and testing.

Centres wishing to offer NOCN ESOL international qualifications in Greece should contact Global Awards, on 0030 210 3300011.

Centres interested in offering NOCN ESOL international qualifications should email

“NOCN is an internationally recognised awarding body, flexible to the needs of local learners. Consequently, the entrance of NOCN into Greece had a great impact on the ESOL market. NOCN’s adaptability along with Global Awards’ effective marketing activity and operational delivery, has resulted in a tremendous rise in registrations within a period of only two years. The number of learners has increased from 1300 in 2014 to over 10700 in 2016. Our excellent collaboration enables us to provide a superior service to our learners.”

Chris Halkiadaki General Manager, Global Awards S.A.