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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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Understanding the Intellectual and Language Development of Children from Birth to Eight

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can

Understand the stages of intellectual development in children.

  • 1.1 - Explain how a child develops at each stage of its intellectual development.
  • 1.2 - Explain the importance of achieving the milestones that mark each stage in the intellectual development of children.

Understand the stages of language development in children.

  • 2.1 - Explain the stages of language development in children.
  • 2.2 - Assess the importance of these stages to the development of language in children.

Understand why it is important to communicate with young children.

  • 3.1 - Explain why communicating with children is important to their language and intellectual development.
  • 3.2 - Assess different ways of communicating with children.
  • 3.3 - Explain how children’s intellectual and language development may be impaired through a lack of sufficient and appropriate communication.

Understand factors which affect intellectual and language development in children.

  • 4.1 - Explain factors which may affect language and intellectual development in children.
  • 4.2 - Assess the potential impact of a range of factors on a child’s language and intellectual development.


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