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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NOCN appoints four new trustees during significant year

Four highly regarded business leaders from a diverse range of sectors have been appointed to the NOCN Board of Trustees.

The Sheffield based, leading Awarding and Apprentice Assessment Organisation and second largest construction Awarding Organisation in the UK, has announced Raj Boyjoonauth, Management Consultant for the United Nation Office of Drugs and Crime and a Master Trainer for the UNODC Treatment Project, Corrina Hembury, Managing Director for Skills and Learning at DBC Training, Kam Penglin Head of Business Development for CT Skills and Graham McPhail, Head of Education and Training at CITB will join the organisation in key roles.

The new appointments, takes the NOCN Board of Trustees up to 10 and enable NOCN to bring new ideas, expertise and knowledge, during a time of significant expansion for the organisation that recently announced the acquisition of CSkills Awards from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Graham Hasting Evans, MD at NOCN explains: "These new appointments take the NOCN Board of Trustees up to 12 and will provide NOCN with new ideas, expertise and knowledge, during a time of significant expansion for the organisation that recently announced the acquisition of CSkills Awards from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)."

More information of all of our trustees along with full bios can be found HERE