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 IS THE NUMBER ONE, LEADING END POINT ASSESSMENT PROVIDER ON ROAAO

NOCN is now the number one, leading independent Apprentice Assessment Organisation (AAO) with the highest number of approvals to undertake End Point Assessment (EPA) on Apprenticeship Standards.

Working with employers, large and small, in a range of sectors to ensure high quality, valid and robust EPA, NOCN is now approved for 37 standards across 8 of the 15 new Routes/Sectors.

This latest ranking puts NOCN well ahead of main competitors Pearson, City & Guilds and NCFE and the Sheffield based AAO is currently delivering EPA support to a number of high street banks, retailers and other employers large and small, in a wide range of sectors from construction to healthcare.

NOCN’s Managing Director Graham Hasting-Evans explains: “Our position as number one AAO reflects our commitment to supporting employers and having been involved in their development, we know these apprenticeship standards 'inside out'. We are currently providing guidance and support with ensuring that training programmes and assessments give apprentices the required competencies and skills to a large number of businesses and organisations across the UK .”

Independent End Point Assessment (EPA) from NOCN ensures that all apprentices have the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the Government-approved, employer-led apprenticeship standard. As a progressive educational charity and experienced awarding body, NOCN has both a commercial and social focus, helping responsible employers to increase productivity, diversity, and social mobility.

>> Download NOCN Expert Assessment brochure below for more information

See our full list of Apprenticeship Standards here