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 leads skills workshop at World Productivity Congress in Bahrain

On Tuesday 4th April Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director at NOCN, will travel to Bahrain to deliver a workshop at the 18th World Productivity Congress event.

The Congress has been hosted 17 times in several countries since 1969, each time attracting a distinguished group of delegates and leading experts from around the globe who bring a breadth of experience to shape future governmental approaches to productivity development.

Within his workshop, Graham will discuss how to develop a productivity skills strategy within the context of a National Skills Policy and frameworks, which might exist in an individual country. Touching on the various reforms the Government in the UK is currently implementing, including the new style apprenticeships and technical education, Graham will explain upcoming skills challenges, in particular the productivity gap, as the UK moves towards Brexit.

The workshop session will involve breaking delegates into groups, encouraging them to work through key issues and how to address them in their individual countries using the accumulated knowledge of the group. Through this activity, Graham hopes that participants will be able to set out the key skills which need to be developed by managers in order to increase productivity in their businesses.

More information on the Congress can be found HERE