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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Safe Worker Launches Online

NOCN launches Safe Worker, a new on-line Level 2 qualification in Health and Safety.

NOCN in collaboration with Mylearnadfriend Ltd has joined forces to provide an innovative new Health and Safety qualification which is HSE compliant and meets the needs of employers from all business sectors, appropriate for all levels of the workforce and fully accredited by NOCN.

‘Safe Worker' is available via a new website. It is an easy to use online tool with activities covering over twenty essential safety topics, with interactive 360-degree risk assessment tools, online testing and assessment leading to instant electronic NOCN certification.

The qualification content includes:

  • Adverse events
  • Accident reporting
  • Manual handling
  • Working at height
  • Personal protective equipment

For a full break down of the content, click here.

With the increased demand for online learning, coupled with the growing need for better understanding of workplace health and safety, this unique online qualification is set to make a big impact. Employers want instant access to online learning in health and safety to satisfy the increasing demand and ensure their staff are aware. By improving awareness around workplace health and safety, a business can improve its productivity whilst reducing its risk of accidents and injury.

Although there are other workplace safety courses on the market, what sets this course apart is that it is accredited by NOCN. This is important because it means the qualification content has been created to the highest standard, the final test is independently assessed and verified and the qualification gained is fully accredited and approved by Ofqual, all of which gives learners a valuable qualification to support their career aspirations.

In order to access Safe Worker, colleges, learning providers and employers simply register their learners on the mynocn website. Learners then work through the online lessons at their own pace and once ready they progress to the final assessment. When they pass they will be issued with an official NOCN digital certificate. The price is just £40 plus VAT per learner, which includes assessment and certification, with discounts available for larger learner cohorts.

Safe Worker is available to NOCN Centres. To begin the process of registering learners, click here.