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 NCFD Grand Awards 2019

On Thursday 17 January, members of the NOCN team attended the 2019 National Centre for Diversity (NCFD) Grand Awards in London.

NOCN was one of the two main event partners for a night dedicated to celebrating a joint commitment to fairness, respect, equality, diversity and inclusion, known as FREDIE.

NOCN presented two awards, ‘Financial Services Company of the Year’, which was awarded to Leeds Building Society and ‘Technology Company of the Year’ which was awarded to Recite ME. NOCN works closely with both sectors to deliver Apprenticeship End Point Assessment and through the provision of technical and vocational qualifications.

Graham Hasting Evans said "Diversity is central to NOCN’s brand and inclusivity is so important when it comes to creating opportunities through education. We are proud to partner with the National Centre for Diversity to bring this inspiring group of people together for this common cause."

The evening featured 25 award categories and told many inspiring stories of the work that organisations and individuals are doing to ensure fairness for all.

NOCN was the first Awarding Organisation and Apprentice Assessment Organisation to be accredited as Leaders in Diversity by the National Centre for Diversity. The organisation is now ranked number 40 in the NCFD 2019 Top 100 Diversity Index, which celebrates the UK’s private, public and third sector employers setting the bar for fairness in the workplace.