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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Skills gap widens as construction industry expands27 January 2015
NOCN is working with employers in the construction and civil engineering industries to develop a suite of exciting new Trailblazer Apprenticeships which are specifically designed to fill the growing skills gap.
AIMA and NOCN of UK to develop management skills in India19 December 2014
All India Management Association (AIMA), India’s apex management body, signed a MoU with NOCN, UK’s leading qualification and assessment organization, for collaboration in the development of management skills content, assessment methods, certification sta