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National Skills Fund

National Skills Fund Available to NOCN Qualifications

What is the National Skills Fund?

The government is investing £2.5 billion in the National Skills Fund. The National Skills Fund will help adults to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects. It will support the immediate economic recovery and future skills needs by boosting the supply of skills that employers require.

Graham Hasting-Evans, Managing Director of NOCN Group and Chair of BACH said: “The COVID19 pandemic has exacerbated the skills gap in the UK, fast-tracking change and severely impacting many sectors, causing widespread redundancies. The new National Skills Fund is a good start in supporting the redeployment of people into alternative opportunities, through retraining and upskilling. We look forward to supporting these learners on their lifelong learning journey.”

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Level 3 Adult Offer

From April 2021, any adult aged 24 and over who wants to achieve their first full level 3 qualification, which is equivalent to a technical certificate or diploma, or 2 full A levels, will be able to access almost 400 fully funded courses.

Courses will be available in a variety of lengths, to support adults to get the skills they need to boost their careers.

This is part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee announced by the Prime Minister in September 2020.

Skills Bootcamps

As part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, the Prime Minister also announced the skills bootcamp programme.

Complementing the level 3 adult offer, skills bootcamps offer free, flexible courses of just 12 to 16 weeks. They give people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.

NOCN Qualifications in the National Skills Fund Offer

60035298 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Formwork

60072374 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing Painting and Decorating (Construction)

60300929 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Demolition (Construction)

60308126 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Interior Systems - Ceiling Fixing (Construction)

6032370X NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction)

60323784 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction)

6032420X NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Cladding Occupations (Construction)

60335282 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Tunnelling Operations - Tunnel Boring Machine Operator (Construction)

60336791 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Testing, Inspecting and thorough Examination Occupations (Construction) - Testing, Inspecting and thorough Examination of Plant, Machinery, Equipment or Accessories

60336808 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Testing, Inspecting and thorough Examination Occupations (Construction) - Leak Detection in Waterproof Systems

6033681X NOCN_CSkills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Testing, Inspecting and thorough Examination Occupations (Construction) - Dynamic Pile Testing

60336821 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Testing, Inspecting and thorough Examination Occupations (Construction) - Installing Construction Anchors and Site Testing of Construction Fixings

60348586 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supervising Hire and Rental Operations Equipment, Plant and Tools (Construction)

60354616 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations(Construction)

6035463X NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wall And Floor Tiling (Construction)

60354707 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction)

60362388 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Site Inspection

60361281 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Land Drilling

6008604X NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry (Construction)

60086075 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying (Construction)

60086105 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating (Construction)

60086130 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Plastering (Construction)

60086178 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery (Construction)

60343102 NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

60007205 NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance

60336109 NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (England)

60188133 NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Phlebotomy

60188157 NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Phlebotomy

60007394 NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

High-value courses for school and college leavers: a one-year offer for 18 and 19-year-olds:

There is exceptional funding as part of the wider COVID-19 skills recovery response to support 18 and 19-year-old young people leaving school or college in 2021.

The government is supporting school and college leavers into work and enabling them to gain the skills they need to get jobs. Young people’s employment prospects are expected to be disproportionately affected by the economic fallout of coronavirus and if a young person is not employed, in education or training (NEET), it is rarely temporary.

The government will support courses of up to one-year duration in high-value subjects to prevent young people from becoming NEET. Providers will need to demonstrate how courses through this offer support employment outcomes and evidence of the need for skills in their local area.

NOCN has 9 qualifications approved on the lists:

60087791 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Fitted Interiors (Construction)

60339196 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Certificate in Construction Multi-skills

60355517 NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Dry Lining (Housing)

6030649X NOCN Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations

60306877 NOCN Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Business Improvement Techniques

6031297X NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Techniques for Lean Organisation Management

60336092 NOCN Level 2 Diploma in Care (England)

60336109 NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (England)

60303001 NOCN Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations

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