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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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Improvisation and Performance Skills

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can

Understand the nature of improvisation.

  • 1.1 - Explain improvisation theatre.
  • 1.2 - Analyse the techniques that can be used to create an improvised performance piece.
  • 1.3 - Summarise the skills needed in order for improvisation to be successful.

Be able to devise performance through the process of improvisation.

  • 2.1 - Perform a range of improvisation skills to show improvisation techniques.
  • 2.2 - Create complex dramatic structures.
  • 2.3 - Explain the development of roles through improvisation.

Understand the functions of a given brief.

  • 3.1 - For a given brief, analyse the:
    a) nature
    b) context
    c) complexity.

Be able to contribute to a group devised performance.

  • 4.1 - Explain suggestions about own contributions to a group devised performance.
  • 4.2 - Apply skills in order to develop a performance piece.

Understand the value of evaluation.

  • 5.1 - Analyse own performance.
  • 5.2 - Review and revise a performance piece.


Qualifications offering this unit

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