A leading UK Awarding Organisation
NOCN is a leading credit-based awarding organisation that has been creating opportunities for students and learners for over 25 years. We’re trusted and recognised by learners, educational organisations and employers.
NOCN has offices in the UK and India, around 2,000 centres nationally offering our qualifications. Our qualifications range from Entry Level, right the way through to Level 4, and include skills for life such as Functional Skills. We offer almost 400 different qualifications.
Set up in 1987, with the support of NIACE, NOCN developed the regionally based small number of Open College Federations and access organisations into a single Open College Network (OCN) with a new and consistent structure to the qualifications.
We create and develop quality, flexible qualifications for organisations that offer education and training to their students, members or staff.
Recognised by the Qualifications Regulators in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we also have partnerships in Scandinavia, offices and centres in India. We’re extending our international offers further to include Cyprus, Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Ukraine as well as developing opportunities in the Middle East, Mauritius and South Africa.
NOCN is the organisation preserving the heritage of the Open College Network (OCN).
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NOCN to launch new centre management portal25 September 2014
Horizon is the name of NOCN’s new centre management portal, which has been designed to make it easier to update your key information, apply for centre recognition or add qualifications to your existing approval.
Major skills gap in construction – employers need to act now3 September 2014
With around one in six construction workers due to retire within the next 10 years and the number of people in the industry more than halving since the start of the recession, the construction industry is facing a real skills vacuum, with civil engineerin