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NOCN's Thomas Burton, discusses early End Point Assessment Outcomes

The vital objective driving a significant collaboration between vocational education and apprenticeship leaders

5 Measures of Success for Radical #Vocational Reform NOCN, one of the UK’s largest awarding and assessment organisations, has partnered with global skills development leader, City and Guilds (C&G), to press the government for a single national learning vision and strategy for young people and adults.

Why NOCN and City & Guilds are working together to ‘close the gap’

Collaboration to ‘Close the Gap’ is a matter of priority for leading education charities Today (26 Sept) sees the launch of a landmark report, ‘Close the Gap’, where NOCN and City and Guilds have worked together on a proposed map for UK Technical & Skills Education that is fit for the future.


NOCN is now the number one, leading independent Apprentice Assessment Organisation (AAO) with the highest number of approvals to undertake End Point Assessment (EPA) on Apprenticeship Standards. Working with employers, large and small, in a range of sectors to ensure high quality, valid and robust EPA, NOCN is now approved for 37 standards across 8 of the 15 new Routes/Sectors.   This latest ranking puts NOCN well ahead of main competitors Pearson, City & Guilds and NCFE and the Sheffield based AAO is currently delivering EPA support to a number of high street banks, retailers and other employers large and small, in a wide range of sectors from construction to healthcare.     NOCN’s Managing Director Graham Hasting-Evans explains: 

NOCN Group appoints Professor Daniel Khan as Global Director of Productivity programmes

NOCN Group are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Daniel Khan OBE as Global Director of NOCN Productivity Programmes.

#Apprenticeships and vocational skills training have never been more at the forefront of the world’s education agenda

Across the Apprenticeship World in 25 Days “It’s really useful to travel, if you want to see new things” - Jules Verne, Around the world in Eighty days.

Growing education and skills exports internationally after #Brexit – When is it time to get on the plane?

I first went to work abroad in Denmark when I was 19 years old. Since then I’ve worked in over 10 countries in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Middle East. So getting on ‘the plane’ to ‘commute’ for work is not exactly new to me.

New common #EQA Framework: Giving confidence to apprentices, employers and society

Apprenticeship reform The Government embarked on reform of apprenticeships in 2013 with the objective of providing young people and re-skilling adults with an apprenticeship programme for all industry sectors from Level 2 to Level 6 and in some cases beyond.

Higher Technical Education – the Answer to the Missing Middle? #STEM

The nature of work and the type of jobs in the economy have been changing for the last 40 years. And this rate of change is set to increase.

National Apprenticeship Awards 2019 – NOCN Group sponsors Intermediate Apprentice of the Year Award 2019

NOCN Group is proud to be sponsoring the Intermediate Apprentice of the Year Award 2019.


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