NOCN qualifications are flexible and responsive to learner needs and credit based, consisting of individual units of assessment, each with an assigned level and credit value attached.
Learners who demonstrate that they have achieved the learning outcomes of a specified unit are awarded credits and can collect/accumulate these over time towards the achievement of a full qualification.
Ofqual - the qualifications regulator - recently finished a consultation called 'After the QCF - A New Qualifications Framework'. This concluded that the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) used for the regulation of vocational qualifications should be replaced with a new single and simple to use framework, called the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
The change has now been made and the RQF has replaced the QCF. All new qualifications will now be regulated through the RQF. OfQual states that the RQF is more descriptive and less prescriptive than its predecessor. This flyer from Ofqual explains the change over.
NOCN has launched a new style qualification designed to meet the criteria of the RQF. This is called MY-VOC and represents a new, flexible approach to qualification design to better meet the needs of employers and learners.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with us:
Phone: 0191 518 6550
"NOCN qualifications are closely aligned to the needs of businesses and help students across the region improve their prospects for progression into employment and continued education".
Darren Hankey, Principal and Chief Executive
Hartlepool College of Further Education