Coronavirus update/alternative arrangements for 2020/21

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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:

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.

Update 29th March 2021

On 24th March, Ofqual published the VTQ Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF) which allows NOCN to provide centres with awarding arrangements for learners who have had their training and assessment disrupted in 2021. To view more information on the arrangements in place by NOCN, please click here.

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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Pathway to Construction

Our programme effectively prepares learners for further education in a specific industry or a step towards work by providing them with the essential ‘work-readiness’ capabilities required by a particular trade.

Programme Overview

This online programme consists of:

  • Part A: 
    • Construction Health and Safety Training Online learning 
    • All resources provided
    • Prepares learners for CSCS test 
  • Part B: 
    • Short Introduction and Awareness Courses 100% online
    • Learning, activities and assessments 
    • Bite-sized Awareness modules 
    • Progress tracking

Range of Introduction and Awareness Modules/Courses

  • Working in Confined Spaces
  • CDM
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • FirstAid
  • Manual Handling
  • Using Work Equipment Safely
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Working at Height
  • Asbestos
  • Cutting Machinery
  • The Construction Industry
  • Noise

Examples of Online Delivery/Learning

Self-contained lessons including:

Progression Opportunities

Achievement of this programme is the foundation for learners to progress onto a Level 2 and beyond in their chosen pathway.
NOCN provides several routes and levels, for example:


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