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 Registration and Awards System Workshops

As part of its Bigger, Better, Bolder offer to Cskills Customers, NOCN is providing a series of free events to introduce the NOCN Registration and Awards System, which replaces Awards Online from Wednesday 4 April.

As part of its Bigger, Better, Bolder offer to Cskills Customers, NOCN is providing a series of free events to introduce the NOCN Registration and Awards System, which replaces Awards Online from Wednesday 4 April.

These exclusive events for NOCN-Cskills' Recognised Centres, are half-day, morning (9:00 - 13:00) events, running from January to March across the UK, customers are able select the most suitable event for them. Places are limited to two places per Centre.

Details:


The event will provide an overview of how the Registration and Awards System works in the following areas:

  • Registering learners
  • Achieving learners
  • Creating Centre Users
  • Applying for additional approval
  • Reviewing qualification documentation
  • Reviewing EQA reports

We will be using the Registration and Awards system on the day so you can see first hand how it works, this is also a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the new system.

The system overview will end at approximately 12 noon, after this time attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the system further with us; and even have a go at using it on one of our laptops.

Roadshow event locations

Sheffield 31st January
Accrington 1st February
Birmingham 7th February
Cardiff 8th February
Belfast 21st February
Southampton 7th March
London 8th March
Edinburgh 14th March
Newcastle 15th March
Exeter 21st March


If you have any queries, please get in touch with:
Zoë English, Customer Relationship Team Leader, NOCN-Cskills
Email: zoe.english@nocn.org.uk