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 supports India's skills partners

NOCN is currently working in India, Greece, and America on a range of projects to bring its expertise in qualifications, apprenticeships and assessments to new markets.

Graham Hasting-Evans, NOCN Group MD recently attended the MoU signing ceremony with the MD of the National Academy of Construction based in Hyderabad, the State of Telangana, and Ravi Raman of STAMP part of IL&FS Group (NOCN partner and Indian national assessment organisation) to discuss the NOCN ‘Big Skills Project’. The ceremony was held at ‘Roads & Building Department, Erramanzil Colony’ Hyderabad with NOCN India Skills Foundation’s Director, Dr Sunil Abrol.

Graham said: “NOCN will be supporting NAC to become an India Internal Skills Centre (IISC) and the Telangana State with NAC to implement the Big Skills Model on major construction projects. This will start with the job roles of Mason/Bricklayer and Construction Supervisor”

NOCN is currently working in India, Greece, and America on a range of projects to bring its expertise in qualifications, apprenticeships and assessments to new markets. To learn more, visit: http://www.nocn.org.uk/international

>> UK support for National Academy of Construction in Hyderabad