Coronavirus update/alternative arrangements for 2020/21

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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:

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.

Update 29th March 2021

On 24th March, Ofqual published the VTQ Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF) which allows NOCN to provide centres with awarding arrangements for learners who have had their training and assessment disrupted in 2021. To view more information on the arrangements in place by NOCN, please click here.

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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Non Crane Lifting Awareness (Managers and Supervisors)

This course is awareness training only and is not designed for persons planning lifting operations.

Course Aims:

This course aims to give managers some better understanding of:
• Planning – Communications
• Ground conditions – control measures
• Exclusion zones – Qualifications & Legislation
• Good and Bad practices
• Lifting Accessories and checks
• Lorry Loaders
• Telehandlers
• Excavators
• Lifting Beams
• Where to find guidance

This course is exclusively available via Emerson Crane Hire Ltd. Please contact Emerson Crane Hire for the full course specification, pricing and booking details:

Email: Karen Hyner, Training Coordinator
Telephone: 0208 548 3909