Mission and Vision

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


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


Our mission is to provide flexible qualifications and apprenticeships that:

  • Help people achieve their goals in life and work;
  • and are valued by employers, learning providers and communities, in the UK and internationally.


Our values are: 

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