Coronavirus update for customers

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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:

Business Development
Regulated Qualifications
EPA for Apprenticeships
Job Cards in construction (CPCS)
One Awards

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.

Further information:

Letter from Gavin Williamson CBE MP to Simon Lebus

Letter from Simon Lebus to Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP

DfE and Ofqual have launched two consultations (15th January):

GCSE, AS and A Level awarding in summer 2021

Alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other generals in 2021

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.