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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Indonesia UK Skills Alliance

NOCN Group is the creator and driving force behind the Indonesia UK Skills Alliance, this initiative is designed to forge closer links between the Technical and Vocational Education and Training sector (TVET) of the two countries.

Our Mission and Aims

  • To improve TVET standards in Indonesia for the benefit of Indonesian businesses and individuals.
  • Supporting Indonesian businesses to be more productive by upskilling the native workforce, meeting future skills needs and reducing reliance on overseas workers.
  • Ensuring ‘Indonesian trained’ workers are sought after in regions where skilled migrant workers are valued, and well paid.

Currently the Indonesia UK Skills Alliance is working towards:

  • Collaborating with Indonesian education establishment to create a shared framework of skills standards and qualifications.
  • Engagement with other allied International organisations.
  • Engaging with employers to identify skills needs.

Our activity is currently focussed on skills requirements in Healthcare and Science, the Digital Economy, Manufacturing, Tourism and Hospitality and the Maritime sector.

Organisations already supporting activity under the Indonesia UK Skills Alliance name include:

  • The British Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, Jakarta.
  • The UK Department of International Trade in South East Asia.
  • The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) Jakarta.
  • West Java Kadin, and Dinas Pendidikan in Bandung West Java.
  • The University of Central Lancaster, UK.
  • Wild Geese Group Offshore Academy, S.E. Asia.
  • Australian Maritime College.
  • The Global Academy International Network (GAIN) Jakarta and Bali.
  • Samson Tiara Wiguna, Jakarta.
  • NOCN Group, Sheffield, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

For more information contact Tim Dawkins, Director of the Indonesia UK Skills Alliance