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 marks International Day of Charity by supporting Trussell Trust Food Banks

Today (Thursday 5th September 2019) is the International Day of Charity and as part of our commitment to supporting local and national charities NOCN Group has launched its campaign to support The Trussell Trust’s Food Bank.

In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children. The Trussell Trust’s Food Bank network offer parcels to those who are in crisis, providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, whilst also campaigning for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

Collection boxes have been set up within NOCN offices nationwide and all staff have been provided with a list of items they can donate including toiletries and household items.

Helen Shorter, Head of Marketing and Communications at NOCN comments: “As a leading educational and skills charity, our heritage is rooted in upskilling workers for redeployment in industrial Britin and informs our social mobility agenda. Our charitable status drives our purpose and activity, and we want more people to engage in education, apprenticeships and skills training, more often in their lives. Many studies have shown the effects of hunger on people’s ability to learn, so we are very pleased to be supporting the Trussell Trust food banks in their work to end hunger and poverty in the UK.”

Find out more about The Trussell Trust HERE