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 Centre Support: Improve your Functional Skills, English and maths

NOCN is hosting a series of free workshops in London, Bristol and County Durham for recognised NOCN Functional Skills Centres to provide useful information regarding the English and maths provision.

Subject specialists from NOCN and Principal Examiners will be in attendance at the events to provide expert knowledge on ways to improve the English and maths provision. Attendees will also have an exclusive introduction the NOCN Functional Skills online assessment feature, along with other NOCN systems such as Quartzweb, with advice and guidance on hand to demonstrate ways in which the systems could assist their Centre.

The events will also be an excellent opportunity to meet with other Functional Skills providers to share best practice tips and network with other Centres from across the country.

Book on to the events here:

*If you are unable to attend on these dates or travel to these locations please be aware that additional Functional Skills workshops will be hosted in early 2018 in the Midlands and Yorkshire areas*