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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Cskills Awards is now part of NOCN Group making it one of the biggest Awarding and Apprentice Assessment Organisations (AAO) in the UK, working together for a better future for the UK construction skills sector.

Now operating as one organisation, NOCN and Cskills Awards can offer a complete learner package to support the growth and productivity of the UK construction industry.

NOCN and Cskills Awards is hosting a series of one-day events during October and November across the country, to inform centres about the recent changes and the benefits of now being a part of NOCN group.

The informative and interactive events will enable NOCN and Cskills Awards to inform heads of departments/faculties and skills practitioners/assessors about the proposed consultation process regarding construction qualifications, skills required and reformed apprenticeships, new assessment requirements, quality assurance/CPD updates, notification on standards and an awareness of an enhanced product offer, e.g. Functional Skills and End Point Assessment for reformed apprenticeships delivery.

To attend this one-day complimentary event, please click on the region below which is convenient to your centre. A complimentary lunch and light beverages will be provided to all attendees as part of the event.

Due to demand for delegate places, please note these regional workshops will be limited to two delegates per provider organisation. We look forward to seeing you on the day.

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