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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Construction and the Built Environment

Your one-stop-shop for construction skills and education


NOCN Group is one of the construction sectors biggest Awarding and Assessment Organisations in the UK and internationally. We offer regulated qualifications, End Point Assessment, Access to HE, SiteRight – assured short courses, CPCS and CISRS smart cards, consultancy, and research. Find out more information about specific products below. (link to bottom of page)

Why choose NOCN Group?

  • By using a single organisation for education and skills NOCN Approved Centres gain significant cost savings and increase efficiency, including joint External Quality Assurance visits.
  • NOCN Centres who are approved to deliver regulated qualifications are pre-approved to deliver SiteRight courses (training verification required).
  • Our development team design products to meet funding criteria, including regional devolved budgets.
  • Added value solutions, we offer a range of service solutions to support Centres in delivering an exceptional experience to candidates, including:
    • Skillsfile (our ePortfolio system)
    • Regular events and workshops across the UK and online to help keep customer knowledge, skills and experience up-to-date on products, services, systems and procedures.
  • Alternative learning routes for training and assessment:
    • OSAT (onsite Assessment and Training)
    • EWPA (Experienced Worker Practical Assessment)

Construction Career Diagrams

These diagrams are intended to show the many and varied career opportunities in construction to individuals who are not yet part of it.  As such they are not intended to be ‘progression routes’ or to be an exhaustive list of the roles and jobs in such a huge industry. Click to enlarge.