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 nocn@nocn.org.uk 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 shortlisted in the Sheffield Business Awards 2019

NOCN Group has been shortlisted for the High Growth Business of the Year Award following exceptional growth in both UK and International skills markets.

The Sheffield Business Awards, organised by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, takes place each year celebrating achievements within the region, raising business profile and recognising successes.

The Awards night on 5th December will celebrate the businesses shortlisted in all categories that have significantly contributed to the Sheffield region, and announce the final winner of each award.
In the last three years the NOCN Group has increased its workforce by 325%, partly due to the acquisition of Cskills Awards of which it managed to retain all jobs in the process and continues to deliver 4,000 construction apprenticeships a year, but also the merger with One Awards and the development of NOCN Job Cards and NOCN India Skills Foundation.

Through the diversification of products and services, NOCN has been able to invest in new offices, systems and the larger skilled workforce. With the objective to drive the business forward, NOCN will continue working with governments and employers across the world to improve the social mobility of learners and develop markets in India, China, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Malaysia and Indonesia.

The Awards are a fantastic way to celebrate all successes from Sheffield businesses, follow the NOCN Group social accounts for updates from the evening!

NOCN Group is an educational charity approved to deliver End Point Assessment for over 50 standards, whose core aims are to help learners reach their potential and organisations thrive. Working with training providers and employers, the NOCN Group offers over 35 traditional apprenticeship frameworks in a range of sectors.