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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Trevor Gamble

CPCS Management Committee Chair

Trevor Gamble

CPCS Management Committee Chair

Trevor has worked in the Construction Industry all his life, working within his family business for forty years at the level of Operations Director. Currently, Trevor runs his own consultancy business and has sat on several boards and association.

Between 1996-2008 Rail Plant Association Ltd (RPA) committee member and director. Led the team that developed training for the specialist plant in the rail sector.

In 1998 Trevor became a member of the management committee CTA, part of the team that developed the scheme from a certificate of training achievement to a competency-based scheme and became a council member CPA, a position he still holds today.

Trevor has been a long-standing champion of NVQ's, in 2001 his was appointed to the main board of CITB and appointed the hair of CPCS 2006.

In 2013, Trevor was awarded an MBE for services to training.