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 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.