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In just a few simple steps you can apply to become an NOCN Centre or add new qualifications as an existing centre.

Why choose NOCN as your awarding organisation?

NOCN is a leading Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation, offering hundreds of qualifications in multiple sectors, from Entry Level to Level 7. As an education and skills charity, our focus is on social and economic mobility, not profit.

  • We care - We aim to work in partnership with our customers, offering support and training to ensure an excellent learner experience.
  • We influence - We work closely with regulators and governments to influence policy decisions affecting the sector on behalf of the providers we serve.
  • We specialise - NOCN qualifications are flexible and responsive to learner needs and credit-based, consisting of individual units of assessment, each with an assigned level and credit value attached. Learners who demonstrate that they have achieved the learning outcomes of a specified unit are awarded credits and can collect/accumulate these over time towards the achievement of a full qualification.