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 Group appoints Stuart Galloway to manage Security Sector offer

We’re pleased to announce that we have appointed Stuart Galloway as Product manager for the Security Sector.

Stuart brings with him extensive experience in security, training, assessment, quality assurance and management. He joins NOCN Group as an industry specialist, to develop the organisations education and training offer for the sector.

Speaking about his appointment, Stuart stated “I am extremely excited about this opportunity to play a strategic and pragmatic role in shaping education, training and assessment for the sector and the opportunity to develop professionals within it. One of my main aims is for NOCN to increasingly be seen as the Awarding Organisation of choice by employers and training providers who want to develop security professionals.”

Mark Buckton, NOCN Group Executive Director of Awarding and Services commented: “I am delighted to have someone with Stuart’s knowledge and experience on the NOCN team. This demonstrates NOCN Group’s intention to invest in our Security Training Products and to build a team that is capable of providing the high-quality service that the Security sector deserves. This is an exciting period for NOCN Security as we are looking at innovative ways to provide the trusted products that employers need and the delivery models that work for Training Providers. This has already started with the introduction of our remote invigilation provision”