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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 1).

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 1).

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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Maintain Grounds of Premises and Facilities

Level 2
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can

Know how to comply with relevant Health and Safety legislation, statutory regulations, official guidance, organisational procedures and manufacturer’s information when maintaining grounds of premises and facilities.

  • 1.1 - State the current Health and Safety legislation, statutory regulations, official guidance and organisational procedures that apply when: 
    (a) preparing the area for work
    (b) maintaining grounds of premises and facilities. 
  • 1.2 - State typical safety hazards associated with maintaining grounds of premises and facilities, explaining how these can be mitigated by applying appropriate risk control measures.
  • 1.3 - Correctly name and locate the persons responsible for health and safety within the specific area of work allocated.

Know the tools and materials commonly used in maintaining grounds of premises and facilities.

  • 2.1 - Identify equipment used for maintaining the grounds of premises and facilities.
  • 2.2 - Select the equipment required for specific tasks.
  • 2.3 - Identify materials required for the maintenance tasks.
  • 2.4 - Identify materials required to perform given tasks.
  • 2.5 - Identify relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the given tasks.

Know how to prepare for maintaining grounds of premises and facilities.

  • 3.1 - Describe how environmental and other site conditions can influence how the work is carried out. 
  • 3.2 - Explain why it is important to carry out maintenance only when conditions are suitable.
  • 3.3 - Identify which conditions are suitable to carry out maintenance tasks, including: 
    a) ground conditions
    b) weather conditions.

Know how and why to remove debris litter from the area.

  • 4.1 - Give examples of debris and litter that may need to be removed from grounds. 
  • 4.2 - State why it is important to correctly identify the nature of debris and litter.
  • 4.3 - State why it is important to correctly identify appropriate methods for disposing of these different types of refuse.
  • 4.4 - State how to dispose of unwanted debris and litter.
  • 4.5 - State where to dispose of unwanted debris and litter.
  • 4.6 - State requirements regarding the segregation of waste disposal and recycling.
  • 4.7 - Describe why these requirements must be adhered to, including the possible consequences of not doing so.
  • 4.8 - List the collection points to which waste containers must be transferred.

Be able to remove any unwanted debris and litter as instructed.

  • 5.1 - Identify the nature of any unwanted debris or litter. 
  • 5.2 - Using safe working methods, clear any unwanted debris from the area.
  • 5.3 - Dispose of any unwanted debris and litter in accordance with safe practice.
  • 5.4 - Report any hazardous items or problems affecting the maintenance of the area to the relevant person.
  • 5.5 - Seek advice regarding the removal and disposal of hazardous items.
  • 5.6 - Make sure completed work area meets the requirements of the specification.

Be able to clean and store tools and materials after use.

  • 6.1 - Clean tools and equipment following manufacturers’ instructions.
  • 6.2 - Store tools and equipment safely after use.
  • 6.3 - Store materials correctly after use, following manufacturers’ instructions.
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit may be assessed in a training environment or a simulated work environment.


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