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 improving productivity in Africa with IPBIM

NOCN working with IPBIM in Nigeria, where it will be offering the NOCN Level 4 Diploma in Management of Productivity, giving professional and aspiring managers the skills to compete in the global market.

NOCN is proud to announce its partnership with the Institute of Productivity (IOP) and the Institute of Productivity Business Innovation Management (IPBIM) in Lagos, Nigeria, where IPBIM will be offering the professional NOCN Level 4 Diploma in Management of Productivity.

This regulated qualification includes component units designed to support the skills development of aspiring African managers and professionals to effectively compete in the international and domestic markets. The product is currently available for professionals based in Nigeria, Botswana, Ghana and Kenya and participants enrolling in the programme can take the course online, as blended learning or in a classroom learning environment.

NOCN are the only awarding organisation in the UK which specialises in productivity and it is focused on increasing the UK's competitiveness globally.

For further details, click here.