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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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Preparing for a Career in the Media Industry

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can

Understand employment and education opportunities in the media sector.

  • 1.1 - Research potential opportunities within one sector of the media industry in relation to:
    a) business
    b) employment
    c) higher education.

Be able to evaluate own personal qualities and available resources that may be used to start their own business, gain employment or move on to higher education.

  • 2.1 - Evaluate own qualities to include:
    a) attributes
    b) skills
    c) relevant achievements
    d) experience and interests. 
  • 2.2 - Evaluate own and other resources that may be available to them in order to either: 
    a) start own business
    b) gain employment
    c) progress to higher education.

Understand own potential career or study routes.

  • 3.1 - Produce a personal plan outlining possible career study routes within a chosen media sector.

Be able to prepare a portfolio of media work for use when looking for an employment or higher education opportunity.

  • 4.1 - Prepare relevant personal information for either:
    a) business opportunity
    b) employment
    c) higher education application.
  • 4.2 - Prepare a portfolio of their own media work for review during either:
    a) business presentation
    b) higher education
    c) job interview.


Qualifications offering this unit

Reference Title Sector Level