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 proud to sponsor AELP Conference 2017

As a long - standing patron of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) and a leading Apprentice Assessment Organisation (AAO), NOCN is sponsoring AELP’s ‘Skills for All’ 2017 Conference, 26-27th June.

At this year's conference, delegates will hear from the government, employers and providers on how the reforms are bedding in, in respect of both funding and standards. Apprenticeships will be the hot topic and other important key issues will also be debated, including:

  • The Future for Providers and Apprenticeships
  • Technical and Professional Education
  • English Devolution and the Work Programme
  • Ensuring Quality across all Programmes
  • Traineeships and Transition
  • Apprenticeships – Standards and Assessment

NOCN supports AELP’s training provider members with Apprentice End Point Assessment (EPA) services and advice and at the conference will be sponsoring the pens in the complementary delegate packs.
The majority of AELP’s members are independent private, not-for-profit and voluntary sector training and employment services organisations. For more information about the Association please visit the homepage : Web:, Twitter: @AELPUK, LinkedIn: AELP