Coronavirus update for customers

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Coronavirus update for customers

Operational Update on NOCN Group Qualifications and Services

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.

You will find out more operational detail on the implications of COVID19 for each of these services, including advice for students and centres preparing for external assessments, through the following links:

Please note that NOCN Group will be following the guidance issued by the ESFA, IfATE, Ofqual, CCEA, 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 (Option 2).

Working to support our valued customers

You will be aware of the various Government and World Health Organisation (WHO) announcements and official advice over COVID19.
The situation is unprecedented and has been continually changing but we will endeavour to continue to support you, your apprentices, learners and card applicants through this difficult period.

We support Ofqual’s statement that the most important principle is fairness to all learners and apprentices, not only for those being assessed now, but also for those assessed before COVID-19.

Centre Support

All our staff are working from home, so we are still offering front line support, through telephony, email and web chat as usual.
Certificates for regulated qualifications and cards are being issued to centres in the normal way.
We aim to provide as full a range of our services as possible, where these can be delivered remotely, and we can use remote or recorded assessment methods, whilst maintaining the integrity of the assessment.
All face-to-face appointments for approval visits, External Quality Assurers, and external assessments have been suspended until training centres reopen and normal business resumes.
We are providing digital on-line support, including offering WebEx interviews, developing online invigilated exams in place of physical papers, and digital content support.

Please contact us to discuss how best we can support you on or 0300 999 1177 (Option 2).

Best wishes from all at NOCN to you our valued customers. We hope you all remain safe and well.

Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director

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The Middle-East

NOCN has been operating in the Middle East for the last 3 years.

NOCN has been working with local Government Agencies, Training Providers and Industry Employers to offer UK Internationally recognised qualifications, to improve and accredit local training programmes, and offer skills-based consultancy.

NOCN is recognised as an International Certification Organisation (ICO) by the Knowledge Human Development Agency (KHDA) in Dubai, UAE. NOCN has approved centres operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Approved NOCN Centres in the Middle East Region include:

Jafcon – Bahrain 

Jafcon are leaders in Productivity Training and have partnered with NOCN to develop a range of RQF recognised Productivity Qualifications including Productivity Improvement Practice – Case Study

Green Innova – Bahrain 

Green Innova is a specialised company in Green Technologies established since 2013. NOCN and Green Innova have worked together to develop a specialist qualification in solar engineering now a recognised RQF qualification in the UK.

NOCN Level 5 Certificate for Certified Solar Photovoltaic Practitioner

The Institute of Environmental Management and Sustainability (IEMS) – UAE 

Established in 2017, the Institute of Environmental Management and Sustainability (IEMS) Academy aims to provide blended training and development programmes that establish and enhance people’s knowledge and skills required for current and future jobs in the industry. To provide educational standards of excellence, IEMS Academy has developed a range of qualifications for the Waste and Environmental Management industry accredited by NOCN.

Uni Training – Bahrain

Uni Training are an Approved NOCN Centre based in Bahrain, approved to deliver a range of construction and plant machinery qualifications from NOCN and CSkills.

Kaplan Professional ME – UAE

Kaplan offer a range of Finance, Business and Management programmes accredited by NOCN in the Gulf region. 

ASQ International – Qatar

ASQ offer NOCN Cskills Construction Training in Qatar, Nigeria and the UK