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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).

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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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Co-ordinating and Confirming Dimensional Control Requirements of the Work in the Workplace

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in co-ordinating and confirming the dimensional requirements of the work in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Co-ordinate with and communicate accurate work information to work colleagues.
  • 1.1 - Source accurate dimensional work information to allow the work being carried out to be positioned, aligned and levelled.
  • 1.2 - Provide work colleagues with accurate dimensional work information to allow conformance with contract specifications.
  • 1.3 - Explain different methods of co-ordinating with work colleagues in order to enable them to position, align and level the work.
  • 1.4 - Explain the different methods of communicating dimensional information with work colleagues.
2 Confirm and measure dimensional controls and maintain them to the specified work requirements.
  • 2.1 - Identify, establish and confirm a range of dimensional controls, setting out points, lines and profiles to meet contract specifications.
  • 2.2 - Maintain accurate dimensional controls, setting out points, lines and profile in accordance with contract specifications.
  • 2.3 - Explain the different methods of measuring the following dimensional controls and setting out points, lines and profiles:
    - lines
    - levels
    - angles
    - distances
    - curves
    - calibrations
    - tolerances.
  • 2.4 - Describe different methods of confirming and maintaining dimensional control, setting out points, lines and profiles.
3 Check and adjust measuring and recording equipment to the specified accuracy.
  • 3.1 - Undertake checks and adjustments to a range of measuring and recording equipment relative to the occupational work environment or project type.
  • 3.2 - Explain the methods used to check mechanical, optical and electronic measuring and recording equipment applicable to the occupational area.
  • 3.3 - Describe how to apply manufacturers' tolerances to adjust equipment to maintain the specified accuracy.
4 Identify any deviations in dimensional controls and ensure they are corrected in accordance with work requirements.
  • 4.1 - Locate and establish possible deviations in dimensional control on a range of work being undertaken.
  • 4.2 - Plan and implement corrective action that allows the work to meet project requirements.
  • 4.3 - Describe the methods used to identify deviations in positioning, aligning and levelling, arising from:
    - transfer of lines and levels
    - use of wrong lines and levels.
  • 4.4 - Explain the different methods of correcting deviations in position, level and alignment to meet work requirements.
5 Identify circumstances and conditions that require revision of work practices.
  • 5.1 - Investigate and establish ongoing work and compare to the contract specifications.
  • 5.2 - Explain how to identify circumstances and conditions associated with the following that may affect the work and require revisions to the work procedure/practice:
    - land
    - water
    - obstacles
    - climate variation
    - live conditions
    - utilities
    - health and safety.
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in a work environment, in accordance with the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment.
Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.
Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.

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