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 nocn@nocn.org.uk 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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Italy

NOCN signs partnership agreement with HL25 srl and AELS Ltd for ESOL delivery in Italy.

NOCN is pleased to have entered into an agreement with Italian organisations Higher Learning 25 (HL25) and AELS Ltd to offer NOCN ESOL International examinations to a large number of state and private schools and universities.

School pupils, university graduates and teachers will all be able to take the ESOL International examinations at a range of CEFR level from A1 – C2. As the operation rolls out we aim to be offering NOCN ESOL International English Language exams in close to 600 different eCampus sites in mainland Italy, Sicily and Sardinia.

This new partnership is a very exciting move for NOCN and will complement the large number of NOCN ESOL examinations currently delivered in Greece, to enable learners the opportunity to improve English language skills to help them with work and life prospects, with leading providers of education in Italy.

NOCN ESOL International Exam centres are also planned for Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius and India over the next 12 months.

About AELS

AELS has been an awarding body of language qualifications since 2017, recognised in Italy up to B1 level in the CEFR. The registered office is in London. We also offer courses for a range of kids to adults, so, we collaborate with HL25 and cover all the requests from the kindergartens to Universities and the world of work.

About HL25

HL25 is a professional training organisation established in 2017 from an entrepreneurial initiative dedicated to the high-quality training, responding to the needs of learners curriculum needs, and to confirm their own skills in contexts of direct engagement.

HL25 bases its mission of the importance of lifelong learning to enable individuals to succeed in their own cultural growth following the changes of the society.