Coronavirus update for customers

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Coronavirus update for customers

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.

As you will be aware the government imposed a third national lockdown from Tuesday 5th January 2021. You will find out more operational detail on the implications for each of these services through the following links:

Business Development
Regulated Qualifications
EPA for Apprenticeships
Job Cards in construction (CPCS)
One Awards

Please note that NOCN Group will be following the guidance issued by the ESFA, IfATE, Ofqual, CCEA Regulation, 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.

Further information:

Letter from Gavin Williamson CBE MP to Simon Lebus

Letter from Simon Lebus to Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP

DfE and Ofqual have launched two consultations (15th January):

GCSE, AS and A Level awarding in summer 2021

Alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other generals in 2021

Using Xbox to Access Online Learning

It is possible for learners to access their online work from home using a gaming console. For guidance on how to do this please download the document here.

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Key skills expected of a CPCS Tester

Successful testing depends on the competence of the CPCS Tester.

A competent CPCS Tester is defined as an individual who has the following minimum qualities:

  • Able to communicate effectively and confidently verbally and in writing to a range of persons and for reports
  • Able to recognise and show empathy for the operating and learning abilities of others, show patience, and adapt approach to accommodate all situations
  • Able to recognise poor practice against test criteria and provide appropriate feedback
  • Able to apply appropriate questioning techniques
  • Able to lead and maintain control at all times
  • Able to test effectively in both classroom and other working environments under varying conditions
  • Able to deliver testing whilst offering equal access and equal opportunities to all.

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