Coronavirus update for customers

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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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Personal Budgeting and Managing Money

Entry Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can

Understand what is meant by income and expenditure.

  • 1.1 - Give examples of income.
  • 1.2 - Give examples of expenditure.

Understand ways to deal with living on a limited budget.

  • 2.1 - Identify possible difficulties of coping on a limited budget.
  • 2.2 - Give an example of how to cope with one difficulty of coping on a limited budget.

Know how to undertake financial transactions.

  • 3.1 - Give examples of financial transactions and where they might take place.
  • 3.2 - In a given situation, indicate how to make a specific financial transaction.

Understand key financial information on everyday documents.

  • 4.1 - Identify key items on a receipt.
  • 4.2 - Identify key items on a payslip.

Understand what saving means.

  • 5.1 - State what saving means.
  • 5.2 - Give examples of different ways of saving.

Be able to produce a simple budget plan.

  • 6.1 - Outline personal spending and income over a given time period.