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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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Renew your CPCS Tester Card

Learn how to renew your Tester Card

To renew you need to:

  • Hold a CPCS Full Tester Card which is within 12 months of expiry date
  • Hold valid in date First Aid certificate
  • Hold one of the following Health & Safety Qualifications
  • Pass the Managers and Professionals (MAP) CITB health, safety, and environment test within the two year valid period when making the application
    • NEBOSH Construction Certificate within 5years
    • NEBOSH Construction Certificate with IOSH Membership (Tech IOSH Level Membership as a minimum) if older than 5years
    • Site Managers Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
    • Managing and Co-ordinating Plant (MCP) with Refresher were applicable
    • IOSH Managing Safely (within 5years)
    • Level 5 or 6 H&S Qualification accompanied with an in date CSCS card stating the following occupation routes:
    • Construction Health and Safety Manager (with Minimum Tech IOSH Membership)
    • Construction Health and Safety Senior Manager (with Minimum Tech IOSH Membership)
  • Achieve the current CPCS Tester CPD course.  Please note we are currently reviewing the CPCS Tester CPD Course to enable Tester to renew by submitting their own CPD evidence.  To be updated of any changes please register for our newsletter.
  • Demonstrate practical operating ability for the categories held on the CPCS Tester Card. This can be evidenced by either of the following options:
  1. Hold a valid CPCS Competent Operator Card for the categories held on the tester card, or have undertaken an Advanced Technical Test for a category within the last 5 years, or:
  2. Complete and achieved the Advanced On-Site Assessment          (AOSA) for all categories held on the CPCS Tester Card.

Complete the online Renew Tester Card Application Form for the 2 year renewal card and payment of £15. This is a non-refundable fee for the service of processing the application.

A Black Full Tester Card will be issued for five years. Further information on How to Renew your Tester card is available in the Scheme Booklet for Testers.

CITB Health & Safety Test Find a Test Centre Support Documents