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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Sheffield Mayor Opens New NOCN City Centre HQ

NOCN Group welcomed Sheffield’s Lord Mayor, Magid Magid to officially open their new headquarters at the Digital Campus in Sheffield City Centre.

Sheffield based Awarding Organisation and leading apprentice End Point Assessment Organisation NOCN Group welcomed Sheffield’s Lord Mayor, Magid Magid to officially open their new headquarters at the Digital Campus in Sheffield City Centre.

The group has been based in Sheffield for over 30 years and the new offices in the Digital Campus’ Acero building reflect the growth they have recently experienced. Staff numbers more than tripled, with the company outgrowing their previous headquarters near Parkway on the outskirts of Sheffield.

NOCN Group employs 105 people across its offices in Sheffield, Norfolk, Wales, County Durham and India. With 55 employees based in the new headquarters, the organisation is proud to have a strong connection with the Sheffield City Region and has plans to create 40 more jobs by the end of 2019. The company is firmly committed to the Sheffield economy, and to creating exciting careers for local people.

Trustees for the group were also in attendance, Trustee Seb Schmoller said: “Our move to a city centre site, right next door to world-class businesses like WANdisco signals our commitment to Sheffield, to creating high-quality employment opportunities in the city, and being a prominent partner in shaping a productive future for the city”.

Managing Director Graham Hasting-Evans commented: “The Lord Mayor was the perfect choice to open our new offices. It was a pleasure to share our history and future plans with an inspiring figure in our local community, especially one who is interested in creating a diverse and productive society.”

View all the photos from the day here