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 nocn@nocn.org.uk 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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What is Access to HE?

One Awards is an Access Validating Agency (AVA) licenced by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). We act as an Awarding Body for the accreditation of Access to HE Diplomas.

The QAA Access to HE Diploma is an exciting route to Higher Education and into a new career. It is one of the main routes into Higher Education for adults and is part of the UCAS Tariff Point system. It is a highly flexible Level 3 qualification with a wide range of subject options and modes of study. The qualification also enables progression to a whole range of Level 4 programmes including higher apprenticeships. Students can apply for a place at a higher education institution using the usual UCAS application process with the majority successfully gaining a place at their chosen institution.

For more information on The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) please visit their website http://www.qaa.ac.uk/

One Awards Access to HE