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NOCN Qualifications - New, Amendments and Withdrawals

1st November 2016 Date of publication

Information on New Qualifications, Qualification Amendments and Withdrawal of Qualifications

New NOCN Qualifications

The following new qualifications have been regulated by Ofqual:

603/0651/8 - NOCN Level 1 Award in Warehousing and Storage

603/0649/X - NOCN Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations

603/0687/7 - NOCN Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Business Improvement Techniques

603/0640/3 - NOCN Level 5 Diploma in Productivity Improvement Practice
603/0642/7 - NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Leading Coastal School
603/0647/6 - NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Plastering
603/0648/8 - NOCN Level 2 Diploma in Property Maintenance Operations

please click on each qualification title for more information, if you would like to deliver any of these qualifications please contact your One Awards Account Manager or BD@oneawards.org.uk

Qualification Amendments

The suite of Level 1 Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Devleopment (QCF) have been amended.

  • 601/0948/8 - NOCN Level 1 Award in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development (QCF)
  • 601/0950/6 - NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development (QCF)
  • 601/0951/8 - NOCN Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development (QCF)

The qualifications contain two virtually identical units. These two units have been barred against each other, meaning that a learner may achieve one or the other, but not both, in the achievement of the qualification.

The units are as follows:

Y/505/4102 - Health and Safety in a Practical Environment (Group A)

L/506/7946 - Health and Safety in a Practical Environment (Group B)

The qualification specification has been updated with this information, if you have any queries regarding this amendment, please do not hesitate to contact admin@oneawards.org.uk

Qualification Withdrawals

The following qualifications are being withdrawn with effect from 31st March 2017.  Registrations cannot be made after this date

Qualification NumberQualification TitleOperational End DateCertification End Date
600/0732/1NOCN Level 4 Certificate in Leading the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)31/03/201731/03/2018
600/3013/6NOCN Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (QCF)31/03/201731/03/2018
60/3014/8NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (QCF)31/03/201731/03/2018
600/3015/XNOCN Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (QCF)31/03/201731/03/2019
600/4631/4NOCN Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles (QCF)31/03/201731/03/2018
600/6624/6NOCN Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (QCF)31/03/201731/03/2018
600/7226/XNOCN Level 2 Certificate in Preventing andTackling Domestic and Sexual Abuse/ Violence (QCF)31/03/201731/03/2018
600/7828/5NOCN Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Fitted Interiors (Construction) (QCF)31/03/201731/03/2018
600/9040/6NOCN Level 2 Award in Using Signing to Support Speech, Language and Communication (QCF)31/03/201731/03/2018
601/0184/2NOCN Level 3 Award in Enhanced Study Skills(QCF)31/03/201731/03/2018
601/2152/XNOCN Level 2 Award in Conducting Civil Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies (QCF)
31/03/201731/03/2018

The following qualifications formed part of an apprenticeship. Their withdrawal means that NOCN will no longer be offering the apprenticeship the qualifications were a part of. Please note that unless they are listed below any other live NOCN qualifications which form part of the stated apprenticeship can still be registered to as standalone qualifications. If you have any queries regarding this, please email

FR03515 - Retail Apprenticeship (Intermediate and Advanced)

Qualification NumberQualification TitleOperational End DateCertification End Date
600/5743/9NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Retail Knowledge (QCF)31/03/201731/03/2019
600/5744/0NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Retail Knowledge (QCF)31/03/201731/03/2019
600/7147/3NOCN Level 2 Diploma in Retail Skills (QCF)31/03/201731/03/2018
FRO3624 Facilities Management
Qualification NumberQualification TitleOperational End DateCertification End Date
601/1798/9NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Facilities Management Practice (QCF)31/03/201731/03/2019

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