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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Fly the flag for apprenticeships and enter #NMSYApprentice18

For the second year running, NOCN is sponsoring the North Midlands and South Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards, 15th May 2018.

For the second year running, NOCN is sponsoring the North Midlands and South Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards, 15th May 2018. This prestigious evening celebrates the best apprentices, mentors, and champions from our region and how they are shaping the future. NOCN will be involved in judging and presenting awards on the night to the winners, follow the live updates by using the event hashtag #NMSYApprentice18.

"Speaking as the leading provider of apprentice assessment in the region, NOCN is very excited to be involved again in this event, last year it was inspiring to hear all the stories of achievement so this year we wanted to increase our support to demonstrate our firm commitment to apprenticeships in the North Midlands and South Yorkshire." James Harkness, Marketing Manager at NOCN.

The search is now on for the Apprentice of the Year so make sure you submit your entries now – it’s a great opportunity to showcase your business and to fly the flag for apprenticeships.

Find out about the awards here