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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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Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can

Understand the function of food.

  • 1.1 - Define the main functions of food. 
  • 1.2 - Explain the basic principles of digestion and absorption.
  • 1.3 - Explain the components of food.
  • 1.4 - Explain how these are needed in everyday diets.

Understand the relationship between food and health.

  • 2.1 - Explain the concept of a balanced diet. 
  • 2.2 - Evaluate different sorts of diet.

Understand the basic principles of weight control.

  • 3.1 - Explain the principles of:
    a) fat weight loss
    b) lean weight gain
    c) weight maintenance. 
  • 3.2 - Evaluate the links between exercise and weight control.
  • 3.3 - Design appropriate practical exercise sessions.

Understand why a balanced diet is required to maximise performance.

  • 4.1 - Explain why a balanced diet is required to maximise performance.
  • 4.2 - Design a balanced diet to maximise performance in a given activity.

Understand how to promote healthy eating.

  • 5.1 - Evaluate ways of promoting healthy eating.


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