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 partner with Olive Group to create world-class virtual learning environment

NOCN Group, the leading educational charity is delighted to announce that they have partnered with Olive Group to create their new virtual learning environment, vLearn.

vLearn will launch in January 2021 with market-leading virtual support materials for apprentices across some of the most popular Apprenticeship Standards.

The platform will then be rolled out to the wider group as part of a 5-year project to deliver unrivalled digital support to customers. Key features of the platform will include digital materials to support the delivery of qualifications, virtual classroom and one-to-many online exam proctoring.

Commenting on the partnership NOCN Group Managing Director, Graham Hasting-Evans said: “We are very excited to be working with Olive Group. This partnership will help us to deliver on our commitment to creating innovative solutions which support our customers in the digital post COVID world.”

Olive Group Managing Director, Jordan Lee commented: “The relationship between Olive Group and NOCN Group brings together the two market leaders within our domains. Working together to provide world-class solutions, we will create a huge and lasting impact for our organisations, network and learners.”

Olive Group CEO & Founder, Brendan Kavanagh commented: “We are extremely pleased to have secured a partnership with NOCN Group. Our company vision, values and ethics are aligned.”

For more information about vLearn visit: