A leading UK Awarding Organisation
NOCN is a leading awarding and assessment organisation that has been creating opportunities for students and learners for 28 years. We’re trusted and recognised by colleges, educational organisations, training providers 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.
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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Big Changes Ahead for the FE Sector25 November 2015
Fundamental change, funding cuts and apprenticeships were just some of the major topics on everyone's lips at the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) Conference in Birmingham last week. Graham Hasting-Evans, managing director of NOCN, an Awarding Body and Trai
Lessons to learn from Europe to improve our vocational education23 November 2015
There should be a major shift in vocational education in the UK to mirror that of northern Europe, where vocational education starts much earlier and is more focused on jobs. Employers should take the lead on apprenticeships and vocational education – and