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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Picking a pathway after A Level results

For many, University will seem like the only route but more and more students will be looking for other options that will equip them with a specific skills set.

Students across England are anticipating their A Level results on Thursday, with their grades impacting not just their immediate future, but also their long-term career choice.  With mounting worries about being saddled with lifelong debts and as the relevance of many higher education courses is coming under intense scrutiny, vocational training and apprenticeships are now firmly established alternatives to university as a gateway to fulfilling, well-paid careers in a range of sectors.

It’s a common misconception that apprenticeships are mainly for those working in the trade sector, and as one of the UK’s biggest construction sector Awarding and Assessment Organisations, NOCN is well equipped to provide students with all the information they need about the high quality and innovative courses and qualifications available to build their future in Construction. But it’s important to know that Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a wide range of careers in sectors such as Healthcare and the NHS to Agriculture and Horticulture, the possibilities are endless!

Search NOCN qualifications here and find out about our centres and employers providing the courses.