Coronavirus update for customers

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Coronavirus update for customers

Operational Update on NOCN Group Qualifications and Services

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.

You will find out more operational detail on the implications of COVID19 for each of these services, including advice for students and centres preparing for external assessments, through the following links:

Please note that NOCN Group will be following the guidance issued by the ESFA, IfATE, Ofqual, CCEA, 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 (Option 2).

Working to support our valued customers

You will be aware of the various Government and World Health Organisation (WHO) announcements and official advice over COVID19.
The situation is unprecedented and has been continually changing but we will endeavour to continue to support you, your apprentices, learners and card applicants through this difficult period.

We support Ofqual’s statement that the most important principle is fairness to all learners and apprentices, not only for those being assessed now, but also for those assessed before COVID-19.

Centre Support

All our staff are working from home, so we are still offering front line support, through telephony, email and web chat as usual.
Certificates for regulated qualifications and cards are being issued to centres in the normal way.
We aim to provide as full a range of our services as possible, where these can be delivered remotely, and we can use remote or recorded assessment methods, whilst maintaining the integrity of the assessment.
All face-to-face appointments for approval visits, External Quality Assurers, and external assessments have been suspended until training centres reopen and normal business resumes.
We are providing digital on-line support, including offering WebEx interviews, developing online invigilated exams in place of physical papers, and digital content support.


Please contact us to discuss how best we can support you on nocn@nocn.org.uk or 0300 999 1177 (Option 2).

Best wishes from all at NOCN to you our valued customers. We hope you all remain safe and well.

Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director

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NOCN Recruitment

NOCN is looking to strengthen its team with four new positions. These vacancies offer the opportunity for skilled and experienced professionals to join an expanding and successful organisation doing great things in further education, adult learning, apprenticeships, assessments and more.

NOCN works in the UK and internationally, across a range of sectors including construction, security, management and healthcare. The vacancies are listed below, click the job title to view full advert:

Head of Assessment (Sheffield)

NOCN requires a new Head of Assessment to join the management team to ensure the successful delivery of all NOCN assessments in accordance with essential quality standards. Closing date: 21 October 2016.

Senior Executive - Assessment and Training (Sheffield)

NOCN requires a Senior Executive - Assessment and Training, to join the Assessment Team. Closing date: 14 October 2016.

Examiners for Functional Skills (Home Based)

NOCN is seeking to recruit examiners to mark English, Mathematics and ICT Functional Skills papers throughout the year. Closing date: 14 October 2016.

Account Executive - Further Education and Skills (Yorkshire, Humberside and East Midlands)

NOCN seeks an Account Executive (field-based sales) for FE and Skills in Yorkshire, Humberside and East Midlands. Closing date: 14 October 2016. NOCN.