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 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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Skillsfile Training Videos

View our training videos for our e-portfolio system for Cskills Awards

Changing a password

Assessor - Uploading Evidence


How to Complete & Sign-off a Portfolio (Part 1)


How to Complete & Sign-off a Portfolio (Part 2)


Selecting the Learners Qualification & Making It Live


Learner Portfolio Overview

Creating an Action (Task)


Setting Sample Percentages for the Centre, Assessor and Individual Qualifications


Creating an IQA & Assessor

Checking a Learners Progress


How to put different types of evidence on a Word Document


IQA How to verify evidence


Selecting the Learners qualification & making it go live


How to upload evidence


Creating additional Admins or other users


Creating a Learner


How to claim certificates


Assessor - Assessing evidence