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 nocn@nocn.org.uk 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 nocn@nocn.org.uk 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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Productivity Improvement Practice

NOCN Productivity Improvement Practice Qualifications

Our suite of Productivity Improvement Practice qualifications have been developed to support and enhance work-based roles, giving learners the opportunity to improve the performance of their teams through productivity improvements from initial identification to evaluation.

Qualifications

Features & Structure

  • Vocationally based
  • Combination of Guided Learning Hours (GLH) and Other Learning Hours (OLH)
  • The qualifications have a modular structure
  • Includes a work-based project
  • Depending on the level learners (and their employers) can choose between different pathways

Benefits

  • Learners benefit by developing practical skills and knowledge to enhance employability or progress onto higher education qualifications in productivity improvement.
  • Employers gain strategic-thinking employees with the ability to develop detailed project plans, from identification to evaluation
  • Provides learners with opportunities to liaise with a wider range of stakeholders within the business
  • The work-based project can be beneficial to employers and can be specified by the employer
  • Supports capital investment priorities in the local economy
  • Improves skill level and can generate social mobility for the local workforce


Qualification options

Level 3 Award in Productivity Improvement Practice

The NOCN Level 3 Award in Productivity Improvement Practice is a qualification with a minimum of 3 credits and a choice of two pathways. Download the qualification specification.

Level 4 Certificate in Productivity Improvement Practice

The NOCN Level 4 Certificate in Productivity Improvement Practice is a 22 credit qualification. Learners must achieve all 22 credits from the 7 mandatory components. Download the qualification specification

Level 5 Award in Productivity Improvement Practice

The NOCN Level 5 Award in Productivity Improvement Practice is a 4 credit qualification. Learners must achieve all 4 credits from the 1 mandatory unit. Download the qualification specification

Level 5 Certificate in Productivity Improvement

The NOCN Level 5 Certificate in Productivity Improvement Practice is a 22 credit qualification. Learners must achieve all 22 credits from the 8 mandatory units. Download the qualification specification

Level 5 Diploma in Productivity Improvement Practice

The NOCN Level 5 Diploma in Productivity Improvement Practice is a 38 credit qualification. Learners must achieve all 22 credits from the 8 mandatory components. They must then select a pathway, and achieve all 16 credits from the four mandatory components in that pathway. Download the qualification specification

 

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