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 nocn@nocn.org.uk 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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New Quartzweb Functionality

NOCN is now able to provide centres with the option to submit results using two methods. Centres can:

  1. Continue to generate a Recommendation for the Award of Credit (RAC) document and upload this through Quartzweb, or
  2. Submit results directly through Quartzweb.


The procedures on how to use this new functionality are available to download below.

Please note: If a RAC is generated on a run, Centres will no longer be able to submit results through Direct Entry, they will only be able to submit results through the submission of a RAC.

Any queries related to this, please contact the NOCN Customer Service team on nocn@nocn.org.uk or call 0114 227 0500.

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