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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Remote Invigilation

Our remote invigilation solution allows learners to sit their exams in a safe environment so that they can stay on track with achieving their qualifications throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is remote invigilation?

Remote invigilation allows learners to take their examination from a quiet, internet enabled room in their home (or other chosen location) with a remote invigilator using an online screen sharing application or software.

The invigilator must be able to see the candidate, their environment and their computer at all times during the assessment. The assessment must be completed under exam conditions.

NOCN remote invigilation

NOCN now offer a web-based remote invigilation platform which can be used on any computer without the need to download software. View a demonstration of how the platform works below: 

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