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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
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Job Cards in construction (CPCS)
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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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NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations - General

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Qualification Overview

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Level 3
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The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations -General qualification has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification.

This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work in General within the construction industry.

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification.

This qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.

The learner will learn key practical skills and knowledge in these mandatory units:
-Operate health, safety and welfare systems in construction
-Prepare programmes and schedules of work in construction
-Develop and maintain working relationships and personal development in construction
-Operate project information systems in construction

The learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in three of the following optional units:
-Prepare for, collect, analyse and present survey data in construction
-Prepare and process invitations to tender in construction
-Prepare estimates, bids and tenders in construction
-Record the condition of property in construction
-Prepare drawings and schedules in construction
-Prepare for work operations in construction
-Implement contract work in construction
-Establish and maintain the dimensional control of construction works
-Prepare for and carry out physical testing in construction
-Assess, plan, and monitor project methods and progress in construction
-Monitor, maintain and improve supplies of materials in construction
-Recommend and monitor supplies of plant and equipment in construction
-Prepare and monitor costs and accounts in construction
-Prepare proposals and obtain feedback for the provision of products and services in construction
-Integrate and control project design information in construction

This qualification can be taken as part of an apprenticeship framework, if desired. This qualification sits within the Construction Apprenticeship Framework in England and Wales. For further information about the Construction Apprenticeship Frameworks, please see website:

This qualification is supported by federation Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA).

Qualification Details


Qualification Structure

Min Credits : 90

Description: To achieve this qualification a minimum of 90 credits need to be attained. This comprises 50 credits from the 4 units in the Mandatory Group, plus a minimum of 40 credits from the Optional Group.


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