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 APPROVED AND READY TO ASSESS SIX NEW APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS

Top-three Government approved Apprenticeship Assessment Organisation (AAO) NOCN has received approval from the Skills Funding Agency to deliver End-Point Assessments (EPA) for a further six new apprenticeship standards including:

  • Customer Service Practitioner - Level 2
  • Financial Adviser - Level 4
  • Financial Services Administrator - Level 3
  • Healthcare Assistant Practitioner - Level 5
  • Healthcare support worker Level - 2
  • Team Leader / Supervisor Level - 3

At the forefront of the reforms NOCN’s focus is on making apprenticeships matter for employers, training providers and apprentices. We are now approved to deliver EPA in tandem with training providers and employers for the following 20 apprenticeship standards:

  • Public Service Operational Delivery Officer - Level 3
  • Property Maintenance Operative - Level 2
  • Financial Services Customer Advisor - Level 2
  • Senior Financial Services Customer Adviser - Level 3
  • Engineering Design and Draughtsperson - Level 3
  • Adult Care Worker - Level 2
  • Lead Adult Care Worker - Level 3
  • Retailer – Level 2
  • Mortgage Advisor – Level 3
  • Credit Controller/Collector – Level 2
  • Laboratory Scientist – Level 5
  • Laboratory Technician – Level 3
  • Science Industry Maintenance Technician – Level 3
  • Science Manufacturing Technician – Level 3
  • Customer Service Practitioner – Level 2
  • Financial Adviser – Level 4
  • Financial Services Administrator – Level 3
  • Healthcare Assistant Practitioner – Level 5
  • Healthcare support worker – Level 2
  • Team Leader / Supervisor – Level 3

This week also saw the Skills Funding Agency announce which training providers made it onto the RoATP and are now approved to deliver newly reformed apprenticeships. NOCN will work closely with training providers, managing the assessment process from apprentice registration, through to assessment, grading and certification.

More information on why you should choose NOCN as your AAO.