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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NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment and Study in Science and Engineering

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Qualification Overview

Total Qualification Time (TQT)
Minimum Age
Level 2
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The NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment and Study in Science and Engineering is designed to provide learners with essential knowledge and skills that will support their progression into employment in roles such as a research scientist, project engineer and other specialisms within science and engineering or progression on to
higher education within science and engineering. Learners will acquire an understanding of distinct vocational areas within the science and engineering and develop a range of practical and cognitive study skills. Additionally, learners will have the opportunity to enhance their Maths and English skills.
The qualification will prepare learners for transition to Level 3 learning within science and engineering.
Achievement of a standalone qualification that offers an introduction to specific disciplines within science and engineering and the opportunity to develop a range of cognitive and practical study skills.
The qualification is for:
Learners who wish to:

  • Prepare for Level 3 studies within science and engineering;

  • Develop confidence in their own ability to undertake further study;

  • Optimise their progression to Level 3 learning through the acquisition of a wide range of essential study skills.

Qualification Details




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