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NOCN signs partnership agreement with HL25 srl and AELS Ltd for ESOL delivery in Italy


NOCN (@NOCNGroup) is pleased to have entered into an agreement with Italian organisations HL25 srl and AELS Ltd to offer NOCN ESOL International examinations to a large number of state and private schools and universities.

School pupils, university graduates and teachers will all be able to take the AELS /NOCN ESOL International examinations at a range of CEFR level from A1 – C2. 

As the operation progresses, we aim to be offering the AELS/NOCN ESOL International English Language exams in close to 600 different eCampus sites in mainland Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. 

This new partnership is a very exciting move for NOCN and will complement the large number of NOCN ESOL examinations currently delivered in Greece, to enable learners the opportunity to improve English language skills to help them with work and life prospects, with leading providers of education in Italy.

NOCN ESOL International Exam centres are also planned for Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius and India over the next 12 months.

About AELS

AELS has been an awarding body of language qualifications since 2017, recognised in Italy up to B1 level in the CEFR. The registered office is in London. We also offer courses for a range of kids to adults, so, we collaborate with HL25 and cover all the requests from the kindergartens to Universities and the world of work.

About HL25 srl

Higher Learning 25 (HL25) is a professional training organisation established in 2017 from an entrepreneurial initiative dedicated to the high-quality training, responding to the needs of learners’ needs, and to confirm their own skills in contexts of direct engagement.

HL25 bases its mission of the importance of lifelong learning to enable individuals to succeed in their own cultural growth following the changes of the society.

About NOCN Group

NOCN Group is an education and skills charity, set up in 1987 to create opportunities through learning and skills development.  It is a major UK and international awarding organisation (AO) and a provider of over 500 regulated qualifications. NOCN is ‘recognised’ by the UK Qualifications Regulator, Ofqual and well as other regulatory bodies. It is also one of the UK’s Government approved leading end-point assessment organisations (EPAO) for apprenticeships. NOCN provides apprenticeship assessments and qualifications as well as associated support for basic and foundation skills including employability skills, functional skills maths, English and ESOL (SfL and International).

NOCN is a market-leading international Awarding Organisation (AO) and Government-approved End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) that has been creating opportunities for 30 years. NOCN Group includes NOCN, NOCN India Skills Foundation, CSkills Awards and One Awards. 

We are trusted and recognised by employers, training providers and learners in the UK and internationally, to provide a high quality, flexible service and we believe passionately in the power of education and its impact on communities and individuals.

As a progressive educational charity with a social rather than commercial focus, we are at the forefront of vocational skills development and apprenticeships, including the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in the UK.

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