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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Shaping Careers and Future of Bahrain

We are pleased to announce our newest centre to join NOCN’s family of international centres.

Al Moalem Institute based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, will be NOCN's first new centre in the GCC region (Our 1st centre, strategic partner, JAFCON Consultants for Productivity Improvement opened 2015).

Bahrain is on a path to self-sufficiency and its transition towards a knowledge-based economy, reducing its dependence on oil and gas. Today, the country’s national plan, Bahrain Economic Vision 2030, aims to enhance private sector growth as well as continue government investment in infrastructure, affordable housing, human resource development and digital transformation.

Established 1992, Al Moalem Institute (AMI) an independent training provider, has been providing comprehensive skills training, internationally recognized certifications and qualifications as well as enhancing staff skills by working with the best international partners. Gaining approval from the govt regulatory body Tamkeen for recognition of NOCN qualifications, AMI will be offering our Employability credentials up to level 2, to job seekers pursuing sustainable work.

AIM is a registered approved training provider and has been inspected as a good by the in-country regulator on its fourth cycle (inspections carried out every three years). AMI training programmes designed to maximize benefits and provide cost-effective solutions through its TVET programmes; managed by experts with rich experience in developing strategies, implementing programmes and achieving the best results.