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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Management & Productivity

NOCN has a variety of products to support people from Level 2 to 6 in management and productivity professions.

NOCN Group offers regulated qualifications, Access to HE, and Apprenticeship End Point Assessment for the management & productivity sector. Find out more information about specific products below.

Management and leadership skills are vital for upskilling the next generation of leaders across all sectors and have a major impact on business development, improving productivity and the performance of all organisations, of all sizes, across all sectors of the UK's economy.

We believe that addressing the UK's productivity challenge is absolutely vital, especially in the light of Brexit and general economic uncertainty, and we are the only awarding body with qualifications specifically focusing on this.  We work with employers from micro-businesses to large corporates on productivity improvement, offering a complete learner package.

Our Access to HE Diploma offers a range of subject options and modes of study to support learners wanting to study at a higher education institution.

We have a wide range of Apprentice End Point Assessment Standards, including Business and Administration EPA's which focus on leading teams, or departments.

NOCN Group provides skills and education consultancy and research advice across multiple sectors including management and productivity in the UK and internationally, for employers, professional bodies and governments.