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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 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 nocn@nocn.org.uk or 0300 999 1177 (Option 1).

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. With colleges and schools now closed and the country in effect ‘locked down’, other than essential services, 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 nocn@nocn.org.uk or 0300 999 1177 (Option 1).

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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NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance, Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction)

Ref : B19-54

Type : Amendment

Date : 22 August 2019

4 Week Final Notification:


NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance, Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction)

 

Dear Colleague,


As part of our commitment to provide qualifications in line with industry requirements we regularly review all qualifications across all occupations.


A review has been made via the CITB Standards Setting Body (SSB) on the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance, Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction) qualification and therefore we wish to inform you of the changes as shown below.

The above qualification will have amendments as listed below and such changes will be applied:

NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance, Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction) qualification (601/0486/7) to be amended to, – available as from 1 October 2019.

Unit changes that sit in the Optional Group, as listed below:


GROUP A:

Unit360: Establishing Work Area Protection and Safety in the Workplace updated to - v3 and the title of the unit is now: Installing, maintaining and removing work area protection and safety equipment in the workplace


GROUP E:


Unit527: Preparing Background Surfaces for Plastering, Tiling, Panelling or Painting/Decorating in the Workplace updated – v2


Unit65: Applying Finishing Plaster to Background Surfaces in the Workplace updated to – v2 and the title of the unit is now: Applying finishing plaster to prepared surfaces in the workplace

Unit62: Preparing Background Surfaces for Plasterwork in the Workplace – removed from the Qualification structure.


GROUP F:


Unit98: Repairing Roof Sheeting and Cladding Systems in the Workplace updated to – v2 and the title of the unit is now: Repairing sheeting and cladding systems on roofs and walls, including rainscreen, in the workplace

Unit228: Removing and Repairing Eaves and Verge Finishings in the Workplace updated to – v2

 

GROUP G:


Unit196: Repairing Basic Stonemasonry Structures in the Workplace updated to – v3


The existing qualification will close for registrations on 30 September 2019 and the Achievement and Certification dates will expire 30 September 2022 to allow anyone previously registered to achieve and be certificated before the old qualification are officially withdrawn.


• Quartz web, Horizon, Website and Skillsfile will be updated accordingly with the new amendments and the qualification structure is attached in the DOWNLOADS tab on the website for the qualification - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance, Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction) qualification, with the changes for your information.


• Also attached in the DOWNLOADS tab on the website, are the new unit versions with the changes highlighted, for your perusal.

 

If you have any questions please contact your dedicated customer co-ordinator on:

 

0300 999 1177 (select option 1)

 

Kind regards,

 

NOCN

Qualifications Related to this Bulletin
Title Sector Level Reference
NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance, Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction) 5.2 Building and Construction Level 2 601/0486/7