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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Consultancy & Research

NOCN provides consultancy and research advice in the UK and Internationally for employers, professional bodies and governments.

Our areas of specialism include Productivity Management, Big Skills Development, and Education Policy Development, including TVET (Technical & Vocational Education & Training).

These consultation services include:

  • Design of qualification frameworks
  • Assessments and testing
  • Certifications
  • Quality assurance
  • Internal and external verification
  • Employer training programme development and endorsement
  • Online learning and assessment tools
  • Set up and operation of Sector Skills Council Services
  • Set and operation of profitable training centres and educational institutes
  • Management of training centres’ capabilities and quality
  • Training programmes for the workplace
  • Training Trainers and Assessors
  • Diagnostic reviews of skills gaps and training needs
  • Pilot programmes delivery
  • Feasibility Reports to raise the standards of training centres
  • Research on skills policies and systems

NOCN works closely with the educational institutes, employers, employer organisations and Sector Skills Councils. For more information call 0300 999 1177 or email for more information.

Below you will find links to our latest research reports.