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:
Everyone agrees that young people entering the world of work must be literate and numerate. But the arguments continue about the best approach to deliver English and maths to our young people. Both of these subjects are essential for employment. In fact, English and maths in the formal sense through Functional Skills qualifications are included in the Standards for the newly reformed Trailblazer apprenticeships.