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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).

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 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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Maintaining the Dimensional Accuracy 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 maintaining the dimensional accuracy of work in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Ensure the workforce is provided with sufficient clear and accurate information to enable them to position, align and/or level the work or loads.
  • 1.1 - Establish and inform relevant workers of specific dimensional information on at least four of the following:
    - lines (can include the placing of loads)
    - levels (can include load levels)
    - angles (can include lifting accessory angles)
    - distances
    - curves
    - positions
    - setting out points
    - loads
    - centres of gravity
  • 1.2 - Explain methods and techniques of providing clear and accurate information on dimensional controls.
  • 1.3 - Describe how to ensure that dimensional information is sufficient.
  • 1.4 - Give reasons why it is important to provide clear information and implications for typical projects or operations if this is not done.
2 Observe and check dimensional controls and record results to meet quality standards.
  • 2.1 - Undertake and conduct checks on work being carried out and compare to the quality standards provided for projects or operations.
  • 2.2 - Describe different ways of observing and checking dimensional controls on different projects or operations.
  • 2.3 - Explain methods to record results and ways of comparing results against given quality standards.
3 Identify any deviations in positions, alignments or levels and take measures to promptly correct them.
  • 3.1 - Establish any deviations from given standards for at least one of the following:
    - transfer of lines and levels
    - use of incorrect lines and levels
    - calculations
    - given information
  • 3.2 - Undertake actions to rectify identified deviations on work being undertaken.
  • 3.3 - Explain methods and techniques of identifying deviations in dimensional control on typical projects or operations.
  • 3.4 - Give examples of and methods to correct dimensional deviations found on typical projects or operations.
4 Recommend revised work practices and procedures to minimise deviations and to allow for different circumstances and conditions.
  • 4.1 - Suggest revisions to work practices and procedures after considering at least one of the following circumstances and conditions:
    - environmental
    - unforeseen
    - planned
  • 4.2 - Explain the methods and procedures that can be used to revise work practices.
  • 4.3 - Describe different ways and techniques of recommending revised procedures for work practices.
  • 4.4 - Give reasons why work procedures should be revised when deviation are found.
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.