Coronavirus update for customers

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Coronavirus update for 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.

All our staff are working from home, so we will still be offering front line support, through telephony, email and web chat as usual.

At this time, NOCN aims to provide as full a range of our services as possible, where these can be delivered remotely, and where possible we will use remote or recorded assessment methods. We will do this in a way to maintain 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 will be providing digital on-line support to you, this may include the ability to offer WebEx interviews, develop online invigilated exams in place of physical papers, and certain digital content support. Please contact us to discuss how best we can support you.

As you will know, 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:

Business Development
Regulated Qualifications
Quality Assurance
EPA for Apprenticeships
Job Cards in construction (CPCS)
Access to HE Diplomas
Bespoke Accreditation
International

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 nocn@nocn.org.uk 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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CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card Renewal

Learn how to renew card within five years of expiry, or renew cards which expired over five years ago.

Renewing a card within 5 years of expiry.

To renew you need to:

  • Hold a CPCS Blue Competent Operator Card for the category which is within five years of expiry date
  • Pass the relevant CITB health, safety and environment test within the last two years
  • Pass the CPCS Renewal test for each category held*
  • Demonstrated on-going practical operating experience through a choice of routes:
    • Logbook
    • On-Site Assessment
    • CPCS Practical test
    • VQ

Completion of form F1/3 Application to Renew CPCS Competent Operator Card, to be submitted to the mailing address on the reverse of the application form. There is no need to attach payment as the cost of processing the application is included in the CPCS Renewal test fee.


* For more information on which Renewal tests to take and how to book them visit the Module Matcher, the online system built specifically for the renewal of the CPCS Blue Competent Operator cards.


A Blue Competent Operator Card will be issued for five years. Full details on how to renew are available within the Scheme Booklet for Operators.

Renewing a card which expired more than 5 years ago.

The CPCS Management Committee has agreed to new criteria for expired Competent Card holders.


If a Blue Competent Operator Card is more than five years past the expiry date, a cardholder who wants to renew it will have to:

  • Pass CITB Health, safety & environment test
  • Pass the CPCS Theory Test for each category held
  • Pass the CPCS Practical Test for each category held
  • Hold the relevant VQ (if not held a Trained Operator Card will be issued)

For further information and advice, contact our CPCS Helpline on 0300 999 1177.

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