Coronavirus update for customers

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Coronavirus update for customers

Operational Update on NOCN Group Qualifications and Services

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.

You will find out more operational detail on the implications of COVID19 for each of these services, including advice for students and centres preparing for external assessments, through the following links:

Please note that NOCN will be following the guidance issued by the ESFA, IfATE, Ofqual, CCEA, 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 (Option 5).

Working to support our valued customers

You will be aware of the various Government and World Health Organisation (WHO) announcements and official advice over COVID19.
The situation is unprecedented and has been continually changing. With colleges and schools now closed and the country in effect ‘locked down’, other than essential services, we will endeavour to continue to support you, your apprentices, learners and card applicants through this difficult period.

We support Ofqual’s statement that the most important principle is fairness to all learners and apprentices, not only for those being assessed now, but also for those assessed before COVID-19.

Centre Support

All our staff are working from home, so we are still offering front line support, through telephony, email and web chat as usual.
Certificates for regulated qualifications and cards are being issued to centres in the normal way.
We aim to provide as full a range of our services as possible, where these can be delivered remotely, and we can use remote or recorded assessment methods, whilst maintaining the integrity of the assessment.
All face-to-face appointments for approval visits, External Quality Assurers, and external assessments have been suspended until training centres reopen and normal business resumes.
We are providing digital on-line support, including offering WebEx interviews, developing online invigilated exams in place of physical papers, and digital content support.

Please contact us to discuss how best we can support you on or 0300 999 1177 (Option 5).

Best wishes from all at NOCN to you our valued customers. We hope you all remain safe and well.

Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing

We offer many qualifications and apprenticeships, supporting employees and learners as they develop their skills in the vital STEM sectors: science, technology, engineering, manufacturing.

STEM Qualifications from NOCN

Our products include Civil Engineering Qualifications from Entry to L6.

STEM Apprenticeship Standards - End Point Assessment

NOCN has a range of End Point Assessments available within the STEM sector, many of which are used by leading high street banks and financial institutions.

  • Health and Science
  • Healthcare Assistant Practitioner
  • Healthcare Support Worker
  • Healthcare Science Assistant
  • Healthcare Science Associate
  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Laboratory Scientist
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Engineering Design & Draughtsperson
  • Science Manufacturing Technician
  • Science Industry Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician
  • Project Controls Technician
  • Construction Standards
  • Property Maintenance Operative
  • Construction Steel-Fixer
  • Digital Engineer Technician

The 12-month apprenticeship programme equips learners with an internationally-recognised professional qualification that offers a varied and interesting career path with excellent development opportunities.

Why choose us?

With 30 years’ experience 'creating opportunities', we work collaboratively with a number of STEM industry organisations, such as the Pump Manufacturing Association, GQA, Laing O'Rourke and EDF Energy, to increase productivity and improve workforce skills.

We're approved to deliver End Point Assessments for these apprenticeship standards and work in partnership with STEM employers and training providers to support the whole apprentice journey, ensuring successful completion.

NOCN is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in engineering. See download below for recent media coverage on this and HERE.

Get in touch to find out more.