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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90% of NOCN 19+ qualifications to be funded by SFA to 20169 February 2015
Business as usual at NOCN with 90% of adult education qualifications funded to at least 2016 following dramatic SFA funding review.
NOCN supports Government investment in skills for aerospace industry4 February 2015
NOCN is at the forefront of a programme to boost the skills of Air Traffic Controllers. Here its supports a new Government programme of investment in the UK's aerospace industry.