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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CPCS Test Centres

Find out how to become a CPCS Test Centre and see the Test Centre related documentation.

NOCN Job Cards now have more than 180 approved centres offering a combination of CPCS Technical Tests and CPCS Renewal Tests.

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Become an NOCN Job Cards Centre

To deliver the CPCS Technical Tests you have to become an approved NOCN Job Cards Centre. Complete the online enquiry form below and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your requirements. If recommended for approval you will go through a formal centre recognition process which will include a visit to your centre.
We have a transparent and competitive tariff and we do not charge VAT.

Please supply details below and a member of the NOCN Job Cards team will be in touch.

Useful information and resources for NOCN Job Cards Centres

Become a CPCS Centre

Become an Internet Test Centre

By becoming an ITC with your own test administrators, you will have the flexibility to administer the CPCS Renewal Tests when it is most convenient for you and for the candidate.

As an ITC you are able to offer the CPCS Renewal Test providing that, you are approved to deliver the CITB HS&E Test and if you have a valid, signed ITC contract.

Once an application is made you will receive an information pack will provide you with all the details to successfully deliver CPCS Renewal Tests

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Quality Assurance

NOCN Job Cards Approved Centres must work to high quality standards and have effective quality management systems and processes in place to underpin delivery of CPCS Technical Tests.

Approved Centres are monitored on a regular basis against the Standard Terms, Centre Agreement, and the requirements set out in the Scheme Booklet for Test Centres.

Your Company Details

Company Address

Your Company Accounts Department

Existing links with the construction industry

Are you approved with CSkills Awards, Part of NOCN Group?

Address where CPCS Technical Tests will be carried out

Contact details of the person completing this application

Application as CPCS Test Centre Declaration

Become a Centre Form Details

  • All questions marked with an asterisk(*) are compulsory, including questions requesting additional information.
  • NOCN Job Cards reserves the right not to accept an application. In such circumstances NOCN Job Cards will provide you with as much information as it deems reasonable appropriate for the refusal
  • The fees, charges and other sums payable are set out in the table of fees and published in the Scheme Booklet for Test Centres and are subject to change from time to time
  • NOCN Job Cards (registered charity number 1079785) will use the personal data provided in this application (defined as names, telephone numbers and email addresses) for purposes connected with this expression of interest in becoming an Approved CPCS Test Centre. See our Privacy Policy ( for details

Please ensure you are able to meet the requirements (Standard Form of Agreement and Scheme Booklet for Test Centres) before submitting this form.


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