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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When, Where and how much is it?

The CPCS Renewal Test can be taken at any PearsonVue test centre or at a CPCS Internet Test Centre.

You need to take the Renewal Test before your existing CPCS Blue Competent Operator card expires. You need to pass each category test before the category can be renewed.

Payment methods

You can take up to five CPCS Renewal Tests in a single slot. One single slot costs £28.00 and includes the cost of the smart card being produced. If you wish to take six or more tests, it will cost you an additional £28.00 per slot that you require.



You can also pay for the test via voucher if you are sitting the test at a Pearson Vue test centre. Vouchers can be bought in advance and are valid for one year from the point of purchase.

Our Renewal Test Tool will help you to know which test(s) you need to take and prepare. 

BULLETIN - December 2020: Renewal Test Booking Pearson VUE Overcharge