In recent years we have seen a transformation in Apprenticeships with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and the move from frameworks to employer-led standards. Apprenticeship Frameworks were withdrawn to new starts in England on 31 July 2020.
NOCN has been at the forefront of Apprenticeship delivery throughout this period. We have worked with training providers, employers and Trailblazer groups to help develop and deliver robust programmes which will create the skilled workforce of the future.
At the end of an apprenticeship, apprentices must undertake an independent end-point assessment (EPA) to to confirm that they have achieved the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to do the job they have been training for.
We work in partnership with employers and training providers to provide a flexible, responsive and supporting End Point Assessment service to ensure apprentices meet the required standards. Find out more below.
We offer a range of Ofqual regulated qualifications and units developed by industry experts to support the on-programme delivery of Apprenticeships.
Once a learner portfolio has been externally verified, we have found that the certificate arrived within weeks. This is a huge improvement on other awarding bodies which would usually take months