NOCN is pleased to provide further important information and guidance to our centres regarding the calculation of results for learners studying a NOCN qualification who have had their learning disrupted due to the covid-19 pandemic. This follows on from our previous communication regarding the mitigations in place for the summer 2020 assessment series.
Following a discussion with Ofqual, we are amending the dates for when NOCN will be confirming results to centres following the completion of the calculated results process. This was originally communicated as taking place between 6th July and 14th August.
The period of results issue has now been amended to:
Level 3 and above qualifications – By 12th August
Entry Level to Level 2 qualifications – By 19th August
These have been amended to fall in line with national GCSE and A-Level result days. NOCN encourages centres to submit their Centre Assessment Grades as soon as they are able to, once the submission window opens on the 8th June. All Centre Assessment Grades must be submitted to NOCN by the 31st July to allow for the required quality assurance activities to take place.
NOCN has developed guidance documents for centres regarding the estimation process. This guidance covers:
The document also contains specific information regarding NOCN’s Functional Skills Qualifications (both legacy and reform) (Appendix 1) and includes a policy template that centres may wish to utilise (Appendix 2).
To aid centres’ understanding of NOCN’s policy regarding estimations and adaptations, NOCN has published the below policy documents:
The policy documents contain important information regarding NOCN’s policy on calculated results and adaptions of its qualifications. They may be useful for centres in determining their own policies. These documents are subject to change as Ofqual’s Extraordinary Regulatory Framework (ERF) develops.