Coronavirus update for customers

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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:

Business Development
Regulated Qualifications
EPA for Apprenticeships
Job Cards in construction (CPCS)
One Awards

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.

Further information:

Letter from Gavin Williamson CBE MP to Simon Lebus

Letter from Simon Lebus to Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP

DfE and Ofqual have launched two consultations (15th January):

GCSE, AS and A Level awarding in summer 2021

Alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other generals in 2021

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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Construction News - T-levels: The major concerns

Graham Hasting-Evans, NOCN Group MD, was recent interviewed by Construction News for his views on the Government's skills policy; he raised questions on the execution of the national strategy and how well the Government is really engaging with employers.

“If we’re to close the productivity gap, we’ve got to up our game in terms of apprenticeships”

Click on the download below for the full Construction News PDF: T-levels: The major concerns by Graham Hasting-Evans.

NOCN recently welcomed Cskills-Awards into NOCN Group, forming one of the largest Construction sector Awarding Organisations in the UK. Alongside NOCN's wide range of vocational qualifications, apprenticeships and assessments in many sectors, employers can now access these products to address skills development at all levels of their organisation.

To speak to the Construction Team, call 0300 999 1177