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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 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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Extension of Various Qualifications

Ref : B20-47

Type : Amendment

Date : 3 April 2020

The following qualifications have now been extended until 31/08/2022

Sector 1.3 Health and Social Care

601/6279/X - NOCN Level 2 Certificate for Employment and Study in Health Sciences
600/3161/X - NOCN Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Sector 2.1 Science

601/6278/8 - NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment and Study in Science and Engineering

Sector 11.2 Sociology and Social Policy

601/6276/4 - NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Progression to Further Study in Humanities, Social Science and The Arts

Sector 14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life

601/0493/4 – NOCN Entry Level Award in Supporting Your Childs’ Learning (E3)
601/0494/6 – NOCN Level 1 Award in Supporting Your Child’s Learning
500/7522/6 – NOCN Entry Level Award in Personal Progress (E1)
500/7523/8 – NOCN Entry Level Certificate in Personal Progress (E1)
500/7524/X – NOCN Entry Level Diploma in Personal Progress (E1)
600/1875/6 – NOCN Level 1 Award in Personal Well-Being
600/1874/4 – NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Personal Well-Being
600/1878/1 – NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Personal Well-Being
601/0178/7 – NOCN Level 1 Award in Understanding Healthy Living
600/0825/8 – NOCN Level 1 Award in Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability
600/0444/7 - NOCN Level 2 Award in Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability
501/1109/7 – NOCN Level 1 Award in Developing Skills for Employment
501/1110/3 - NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Developing Skills for Employment
500/9199/2 - NOCN Level 2 Award in Developing Skills for Employment
500/9166/9 – NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Developing Skills for Employment
600/5742/7 – NOCN Level 3 Award in Research Skills for Academic Study

Sector 15.3 Business Management

601/6277/6 - NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment and Study in Business Management and Computing

Qualifications Related to this Bulletin
Title Sector Level Reference
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Progression to Further Study in Humanities, Social Science and The Arts Sociology and Social Policy Level 2 601/6276/4
NOCN Entry Level Award in Supporting Your Child‘s Learning (Entry 3) Foundations for Learning and Life Entry Level 3 601/0493/4
NOCN Level 1 Award in Supporting Your Child‘s Learning Foundations for Learning and Life Level 1 601/0494/6
NOCN Entry Level Award in Personal Progress (Entry 1) Foundations for Learning and Life Entry Level 1 500/7522/6
NOCN Entry Level Certificate in Personal Progress (Entry 1) Foundations for Learning and Life Entry Level 1 500/7523/8
NOCN Entry Level Diploma in Personal Progress (Entry 1) Foundations for Learning and Life Entry Level 1 500/7524/X
NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Personal Well-Being Foundations for Learning and Life Level 1 600/1874/4
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Personal Well-Being Foundations for Learning and Life Level 2 600/1878/1
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment and Study in Health Sciences Health and Social Care Level 2 601/6279/X
NOCN Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Health and Social Care Level 1 600/3161/X
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment and Study in Science and Engineering Science Level 2 601/6278/8
NOCN Level 1 Award in Understanding Healthy Living Foundations for Learning and Life Level 1 601/0178/7
NOCN Level 1 Award in Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability Foundations for Learning and Life Level 1 600/0825/8
NOCN Level 2 Award in Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability Foundations for Learning and Life Level 2 600/0444/7
NOCN Level 1 Award in Developing Skills for Employment Foundations for Learning and Life Level 1 501/1109/7
NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Developing Skills for Employment Foundations for Learning and Life Level 1 501/1110/3
NOCN Level 2 Award in Developing Skills for Employment Foundations for Learning and Life Level 2 500/9199/2
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Developing Skills for Employment Foundations for Learning and Life Level 2 500/9166/9
NOCN Level 3 Award in Research Skills for Academic Study Foundations for Learning and Life Level 3 600/5742/7
NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment and Study in Business Management and Computing Business Management Level 2 601/6277/6
NOCN Level 1 Award in Personal Well-Being Foundations for Learning and Life Level 1 600/1875/6