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 Forges Links with an Indian Educational Trust, NTTF

NOCN have signed a new MOU today with the Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF).

NOCN and NTTF signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) at NTTF new Lifelong Learning Centre this week. The centre has high standards of delivery for robotics, CMC, CAD, 3D component printing, integrated manufacturing techniques, steel design and steel erection for construction. A new focus for the centre is off-site manufacturing or pre-engineered construction.

NTTF is an educational foundation trust established in 1959 based in Bengaluru, India with help and the assistance from the Government of Switzerland and Hilfswerk der Evangelischen Kirchen der Schweiz, (HEKS) a Swiss NGO and Swiss Development Co-operation Development Agency to introduce a dual education system. As a not-for-profit organisation, focused on offering vocational-technical training to young people, it has attained recognition and support from the federal government of India and several regional Indian State Governments.

NTTF operates 16 centres across India delivering corporate training and vocational training, and assists Indian industries through its unique collaborative initiative for producing quality human resources, by establishing training centres in partnership with industry associations. NTTF has approximately 6,500 students and 6,500 students 20,000 corporate employees completing qualifications each year. The Bengaluru campus is residential – 1,000 students per year – around a third of NTTF students are female.

The NOCN – NTTF collaboration will focus on working together on skills capacity development and on undertaking a benchmarking exercise of NTTF existing vocational diploma training programmes. Ensuring their qualifications attain an international standard provided by NOCN’s quality assurance, validation and certification service. The output of the project will enable students to be skilled trained to an international standard and be job-ready for the global employment market, enhancing their employability skills to secure sustainable work within India and or overseas.