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 Supports Advance Technical Engineering and Construction Training Centre

Led by Waltham Forest Council and centre manager Dudley College of Technology in partnership with Simian Risk the official launch of the Advance Technical Engineering & Construction Centre (Advance TECC) takes place on Friday 20th September.

NOCN are proud to be sponsors of the new centre for the next two years, which will offer full-cost, full-funded and Apprenticeship training to learners and employers across the southern regions.

Alongside a construction training offer to service the demands of traditional trades, Dudley College will develop and provide high-quality training to support the future of construction, with training and courses that include Virtual Reality, digital technology and modern construction methods. The centre’s planned activity is set to align to the London Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) Scheme, which intends to close the gap between challenging targets for new-build housing and the demand for more skilled construction workers within the capital.

Commenting on the sponsorship, Mark Buckton Director of Job Cards and Services at NOCN Group said, “We are excited to be involved in this new collaboration which will benefit learners from across East London and employers throughout London and the South East. Promoting digital technology and modern construction methods will equip Londoners with key skills employers require to create a workforce which can be more productive in the future.”

Dudley College of Technology is one of twenty outstanding further education colleges in the UK and are considered a national leader of training in modern methods of construction delivery. For further information Dudley College visit