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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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Preparation for Employment in the Creative and Cultural Industries

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can

Be able to produce a business plan for a creative enterprise.

  • 2.1 - Summarise milestones to support own continuing personal and professional progression.
  • 2.2 - Evaluate the commercial potential of own work in relation to wider professional practice.
  • 2.3 - Produce a business plan for a creative enterprise.

Be able to produce a marketing plan for a creative enterprise.

  • 3.1 - Analyse potential marketing opportunities.
  • 3.2 - Produce a marketing plan.
  • 3.3 - Develop appropriate marketing materials.
  • 3.4 - Evaluate own marketing plan for a creative enterprise.

Be able to recognise commercial and professional opportunities.

  • 1.1 - Explain commercial and professional opportunities. 
  • 1.2 - Summarise potential employment and self-employment opportunities in the creative and cultural industries that are: 
    a) Local
    b) National
    c) International.
  • 1.3 - Evaluate support mechanisms in relation to careers and enterprise within the creative and cultural industries.


Qualifications offering this unit

Reference Title Sector Level