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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NOCN Endorses new AIMA course

NOCN is pleased to announce that our partner in India - AIMA, the leading national management organisation, has launched a new course: Behavioural Skills for Executive Assistants and Secretaries.

The course is delivered as a two-day intensive workshop and is endorsed by NOCN. This endorsement means it meets NOCN's high quality standards for teaching and assessment so that students can be confident it will deliver excellent value to support their personal professional career development.

NOCN's work with AIMA is a positive partnership that brings together the best of English educational quality with Indian management and business expertise for the benefit of aspiring and professional managers in India.


NOCN managing Director Graham Hasting-Evans said:

"We are excited to be endorsing this new AIMA course. NOCN supports the development of professional skills in India and well understands the need for reliable and trusted quality in education. By gaining an NOCN endorsed certificate, participants can demonstrate skills at international standards."

Saumya Singh, Assistant Director of AIMA explains the purpose of the new course:

"The objective of the course is for participants to more effective and efficient. Apart from business skills, there are certain behavioural skills required by Executive Assistants, Office Secretaries, Administrative Professionals and Executive PAs. These skills make them more proactive and enhance their contribution to the organisation. This programme is especially designed in view of continuous requests from the industry. The training will provide an opportunity to review and develop interpersonal and behavioural skills of the participants and maximise their effectiveness."