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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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Building Information Modelling in Civil Engineering

Level 3
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can

Understand the basic concepts of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

  • 1.1. - Explain the basic concepts of BIM.
  • 1.2. -
    Explain the terminology used with BIM.

  • 1.3. -
    Explain the Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie).

  • 1.4. -
    Explain how COBie is used in civil engineering.


Understand the relationship between BIM and civil engineering project stages.

  • 2.1. - Describe the relationship between BIM and the different stages of a civil engineering project.

Understand management, organisational and legal issues in relation to BIM.

  • 3.1. -
    Explain how the following are affected by BIM:
    (a) copyright
    (b) ownership
    (c) management and responsibility
    (d) security
    (e) shared liability
    (f) insurances.

  • 3.2. -
    Explain the role of the BIM manager.


Understand how BIM supports the lifecycle management of a building.

  • 4.1. -
    Explain how BIM supports the following stages in the life cycle of a civil engineering project:
    (a) design
    (b) construction
    (c) alterations
    (d) management
    (e) demolition
    (f) environmental clean up.


Understand how BIM is implemented within an organisation.

  • 5.1. - Produce a plan to implement BIM within an organisation.
  • 5.2. -
    Explain the training and skills requirements for using BIM.

  • 5.3. -
    Explain the effect of BIM on contract procurement and risk management.

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