What we do

NOCN is an Awarding and Assessment Organisation that works with organisations in the UK and internationally, helping people across all walks of life by providing qualifications including vocational skills, employability training, productivity improvement, traineeships and apprenticeships.

With our expertise and unique approach we’re in the best position to help employers and training providers bridge skills gaps and develop qualifications that meet the needs of industry and learners alike.

Awarding Organisation

NOCN is a leading UK Ofqual approved Awarding Organisation (AO).We offer hundreds of qualifications, made up of thousands of units in a wide range of occupation areas and sectors. NOCN qualifications range from Entry Level to Level 7 and include everything from 'skills for life' topics, apprenticeships, management and Functional Skills English and maths.

As well as qualifications, we have launched a range of on-line products including Functional Skills examinations and total on-line packages of training content, assessment and certification for our Level 4 Management of Productivity and Safe Worker qualifications. These are aimed at supporting employers to up-skill their management and workforce.

Apprenticeship Assessment Organisation

We are also a top-two, Government-approved Apprenticeship Assessment Organisation (AAO), appointed to deliver End-Point Assessment (EPA) of apprentices on the reformed apprenticeship standards.
We believe in 'Making Apprenticeships Matter' for employers, training providers and apprentices by offering great value for money and excellent quality.

Endorsement of Training Programmes

NOCN also provides two options for endorsing current or proposed bespoke training programmes:

Endorsed Training Programme - A bespoke training programme that is written and owned by your organisation. This endorsement is confirmation that the programme of learning you offer has undergone a robust quality assurance process which will enable your programme to receive an endorsement from a leading Awarding Organisation.

Endorsed Employer Programme - For medium to large employers that have an in-house training programme which they wish to have endorsed. This is similar to the Endorsed Training Programme but it will be clearly branded as an employer programme. A discounting model based on a large number of learners can be discussed directly with us at the outset. We offer a number of added value extras including attendance at an annual employer forum and promotion of your company and programme in our e-newsletters.

A Programme Application Form and Guidance Notes is available on request from business-enquiries@nocn.org.uk as well as any other information you may require.