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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Nominations open for the Festival of Learning 2017 Employer award

NOCN is sponsoring the Employer Award at this year’s Festival of Learning (previously Adult Learners’ Week), which celebrates learning through the remarkable stories of people, projects, provision and organisations that have used learning to transform the lives of others.

NOCN is a market-leading awarding organisation and Apprenticeship Assessment Organisation (AAO) appointed by the Government to provide End Point Assessments (EPA) in a range of sectors including financial services, public services, retail and engineering.

For this award category, we are looking for employers that show special commitment to the development of their employees, providing excellent learning and training opportunities, in turn improving productivity, increasing morale and enhancing business performance.

Past winners include:



The British Army


Topps Tiles


These entries proved that learning ‘on the job’ can be valuable not only to the employee but to the employer too. Nominate an employer here:

Award nominations are open until 31 March 2017.