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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Festival of Learning launches ‘Have a Go’ Month in June

Throughout June, the Festival of Learning has invited its partners to get involved in ‘Have a Go’ Month.

Aimed to encourage organisations to host free taster events for people who may be considering learning something new, the Festival of Learning has created a calendar which can be used as a way of promoting the events. Events could be anything from open days, free talks and lectures to taster sessions taking place in June which are free to attend. If you’re an NOCN centre hosting events throughout June, you can check if your event qualifies for a free listing on the ‘Have a Go’ calendar by clicking here.

NOCN is sponsoring the Employer Award at this year’s Festival of Learning, this particular award celebrates the remarkable stories of people and organisations that have used learning to develop and enhance the skills of their workforce. Past winners of this award include The British Army, Screwfix and Topps Tiles, all of whom displayed a special commitment to the development of their employees, providing excellent training opportunities to enhance business performance and personal development.

The 2017 winners will be announced on 23rd May.