Mission and Vision

NOCN - 'Creating Opportunities' and 'Making Apprenticeships Matter'


Our vision is to be an awarding and assessment organisation of choice, helping learners to reach their potential and organisations to thrive.


Our mission, in the UK and internationally, is to provide flexible services and support the development of qualifications, assessments and apprenticeships that:

· help people achieve their goals in life and work;

· are valued by employers, learning providers and communities.


Our values are: 

  1. We believe that individuals should be recognised for their achievements, whatever their circumstances.
  2. We put the needs of learners, employers, and learning providers at the heart of what we do.
  3. We enjoy working with partner organisations.
  4. We build strong long-term relationships
  5. We strive for innovative and effective solutions
  6. We are open, straightforward, flexible, and responsive.
  7. We are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion.