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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About NOCN and AELS

Information on NOCN, AELS and HL25 working in partnership to offer NOCN ESOL qualifications and endorsed programmes throughout Italy.

NOCN Group – UK Awarding Organisation

NOCN Group is a UK educational charity whose core aims are to help learners reach their potential and organisations thrive. The group includes business units specialising in regulated UK and international qualifications, End Point Assessment, Access to Higher Education, assured short courses, SMART job cards, assessment services, consultancy, and research.

NOCN is at the forefront of vocational skills development and apprenticeships, including the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in the UK. NOCN serves thousands of Centres with high quality regulated vocational and technical qualifications and apprenticeships. Qualifications range from Entry to Level 7 in several sectors.

NOCN offers arguably the broadest range of qualifications and alternative routes for both experienced workers and new entrants to the jobs market. From Entry Level to Level 7 and including everything from ‘skills for life' topics, apprenticeships, management and Functional Skills English and maths, we advance careers and open doors to new opportunities.

About AELS Ltd
AELS Ltd. 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.