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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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Creative Writing Skills

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can

Understand the need for clear, structured direction and shape.

  • 1.1 - Produce a piece of writing that shows:
    a) clear editing
    b) clear structure and direction
    c) shape.
  • 1.2 - Evaluate the importance of clear, structured direction and shape in creative writing.
  • 1.3 - Evaluate own work in respect of structure, direction and shape.

Know about form and genre through creative writing.

  • 2.1 - Produce a piece of writing that shows:
    a) form
    b) a chosen genre.
  • 2.2 - Justify use of form and chosen genre for work in relation to technical and aesthetic elements.

Understand strategies for conveying ideas, mood, plot, narrative and dialogue where appropriate.

  • 3.1 - Explain strategies for conveying:
    a) ideas
    b) mood
    c) plot
    d) narrative
    e) dialogue.
  • 3.2 - Produce a piece of writing that conveys:
    a) ideas
    b) mood
    c) plot
    d) narrative
    e) dialogue.
  • 3.3 - Explain the development of the work from initial idea to completion.

Understand the importance of adopting a critical and constructive approach when considering the work of others.

  • 4.1 - Evaluate the work of others offering critical and constructive feedback.
  • 4.2 - Analyse the work of others in relation to own work.

Be able to develop critical abilities in relation to own work.

  • 5.1 - Evaluate own work identifying areas for improvement. 
  • 5.2 - Evaluate work in relation to technical and aesthetic elements identifying areas for further development.


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