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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)
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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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Song Writing Skills

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can

Understand song styles in popular music.

  • 1.1 - Analyse three chosen styles from across popular music.
  • 1.2 - Critically compare the differences and similarities in style.

Understand form in popular music.

  • 2.1 - Analyse three different chosen forms in popular music.
  • 2.2 - Critically compare the differences and similarities in form.

Understand subject matter in popular music.

  • 3.1 - Analyse how subject matter can affect the popular music song in relation to:
    a) feel
    b) tonality
    c) nature.

Understand the use of lyrics devices in popular music.

  • 4.1 - Analyse how the lyrics reinforce the musical considerations in the chosen songs.
  • 4.2 - Evaluate six different lyrical devices.

Understand the use of compositional devices.

  • 5.1 - Analyse how the compositional devices reinforce the lyrical devices in the chosen songs.
  • 5.2 - Evaluate six different compositional devices.


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