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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Why choose One Awards?

If you are considering seeking approval to deliver the Access to HE Diploma for the first time or transferring from another Access Validating Agency, there are many reasons why we think you should consider One Awards as your AVA.

Why you should consider working with One Awards as your AVA:

  • Our fees are very competitive.
  • We are highly experienced in dealing with provider transfers and offer exceptional support mechanisms to help you with the process.
  • We are highly responsive and supportive and your query is always dealt with by someone efficiently and quickly when you call;
  • We are highly flexible when it comes to diploma development and we work with you collaboratively to ensure success within the parameters of the QAA licence.
  • We provide a huge range of diploma titles from Art and Design to Health, Creative and Digital Industries, Emerging Technologies, Media, Science and Engineering and many more!
  • We hold networking and updating events open to everyone concerned with Access, whether you work with us or not, to raise the profile of the Diploma.
  • We promote Access in your community to help you recruit to your courses.
  • We have the highest All Distinction Grade profile for Access to HE.
  • Our average certification turnaround is currently two working days and often better
  • We have very close links with HE Institutions and are proactive in fostering new relationships.
  • We have a free QAA commended results service for HEIs to check your students’ results remotely.

We provide excellent ongoing support, information and guidance to our providers and we believe passionately in providing a responsive and personalised service. This fosters excellent working relationships which help to ensure successful outcomes. We are highly valued and regarded by our HE partners too not least for our responsive approach to customer service.

There are two parts to the approval process. These are:

1. Gaining Centre Recognition

2. Gaining approval to run Access to HE Diplomas with us

Both run concurrently to streamline the experience.

Please visit the following pages for more information:

Access to HE Diploma Leaflet

Access to HE Diploma Transfer and Application Form

One Awards Access to HE Fees and charges 2020/21

One Awards are vibrant, responsive and unashamedly proud of their established reputation for excellent customer service. If one Awards sound like the kind of AVA you would like to work with, then get in touch today to find out more.

Why choose One Awards