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.
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.
NOCN is the organisation preserving the heritage of the Open College Network (OCN).
We create and develop quality, flexible qualifications for organisations that offer education and training to their students, members or staff.
Our qualifications range from Entry Level, right the way through to Level 4, and include skills for life such as Functional Skills. We now offer nearly 400 different qualifications.
We have over 2,500 centres nationally offering our qualifications.
Recognised by the Qualifications Regulators in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we also have partnerships in Scandinavia 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.
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NIACE Adult Learner Ambassador Reception7 March 2014
NIACE Adult Learner Ambassador Reception hosted by HRH The Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace
EDI is at the heart of everything we do6 March 2014
As the first awarding organisation to achieve an Investor in Diversity award in the early part of 2013, this year we’re aiming to achieve the status of a Leader in Diversity.