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 Festival of Learning and 'Have a Go Month'

NOCN is proud to be sponsoring the Festival of Learning 2018 and will be working with the Learning and Work Institute and campaign partner Hotcourses UK to encourage businesses, education providers and learning organisations to get involved.

Learning benefits not just the individual but also their families, their communities, their employer, and the wider economy. But one million fewer adults are learning than five years ago and many say that they aren’t interested in developing their skills, that they feel too old or don’t have the confidence to learn something new. Each year, Festival of Learning showcases thousands of opportunities for adults and families to engage in learning through Have a Go Month, which takes place in June.

From 1 March 2018, Hotcourses UK, the UK’s number one online course search, will host a calendar of events for all organisations to use to promote their taster sessions, open days, lectures and other learning activities. To be eligible for inclusion on the Have a Go Month calendar, events must be free of charge and take place in England during June. Organisations hosting learning events for Festival of Learning can access free promotional resources through the online partner hub, such as brand assets, posters, template media invitations, planning kit and much more. Festival of Learning also encourages organisations to publicise their events on social media. Any event promoted with the campaign hashtag #lovetolearn will be re-shared by Festival of Learning.