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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Retail, Sales & Marketing

NOCN has a range of products to support learners who want to pursue a career in Retail, Sales and Marketing.

NOCN Group offers regulated qualifications and Access to HE courses to support the development of skills in Retail, Sales and Marketing. We also offer End Point Assessment for a range of Apprenticeship Standards in the sector. Find out more information about specific products below.

Our Ofqual regulated qualifications are available from level 3 to level 5. These qualifications provide skills and knowledge relating to a range of job roles within the sector. 

An Access to HE Diploma is one-year course to prepare adult learners who want to study at degree level, but do not currently have the qualifications to apply. 

We are approved to deliver End Point Assessments for a range of Apprenticeship Standards within the Retail sector from Customer Service Practitioner to Retail Manager.