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 ex-Deputy MD David Retires

Starting out as a teacher of psychology, geography and geology, David moved into the FE sector to work with students with learning difficulties or disabilities, experience which saw him work on the Warnock Enquiry Committee in the 1970s looking at the education of Handicapped Children and Young People.

He progressed from a tutor eventually to became deputy principal at North Nottinghamshire College. He also taught at universities including the Open University and The University of Sheffield.

Parallel to this, he worked with various awarding organisations, including OCR, City and Guilds and eventually NOCN, where he was instrumental in helping to develop the organisation into a leading provider of educational services.

David will now volunteer at The National Tramway Museum in Crich, Derbyshire to offer his extensive experience to help the heritage organisation grow even stronger, whilst keeping his hand in the education sector as a private consultant and continuing as a Director for the Credit Services Association.

We wish David all the best for his retirement, which sounds quite tiring already!