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 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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Paul Allman

Job Cards Trustee

Paul Allman

Job Cards Trustee

Paul Allman is a Director of Flannery Plant Hire one of the leading plant hire suppliers into the UK construction sector.

He has worked in the plant hire sector for over 25 years, with over 15 years in a senior management role where he has been directly responsible for managing teams delivering plant hire solutions to major projects and clients throughout the UK.

This has included the development of an industry leading training facility, actively promoting the development of machine control technology, working with colleges and schools to promote the construction sector as an employment opportunity and recruiting and training a significant number of plant operator apprentices and new entrants onto the sector.

Paul is also a council member of the construction plant hire association.