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Endorsed Programmes

Our Endorsed Programmes ensure that organisations demonstrate high quality and continuous improvement and that their courses benefit those who participate.

Endorsed Training Programme

The 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

The Endorsed Employer Programme is 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.

As part of this process, our qualification experts will review the subject matter, structure and level of the training, and the assessment approach planned. After consultation and changes where needed, the Endorsed Programme is added to the NOCN Qualification Database. Then training centres can register students against this programme, and on completion of their studies, training centres can claim certificates from NOCN which carry the logo of NOCN and the centre.

Quality assurance of the NOCN International Endorsed Programmes is managed similarly to other regulated qualifications. Centres are reviewed before being approved to deliver the programmes, and then receive ongoing quality reviews and support from NOCN Quality Advisors to ensure quality is maintained and delivery and assessment are standardised across all learners and centres.

In the review process, NOCN Group can assign equivalent levels and credit values to accredited training programmes where the programme level is appropriate. In many cases, higher education organisations will recognise these values, allowing progression to study further.

What are the benefits of NOCN’s International Endorsed Programmes?

  • Can be designed to meet the specific needs of a region or a businesses’ CPD requirements
  • Can be quickly updated to meet changing business needs, meaning they are an excellent area for innovation and new developments
  • Ensure that organisations provide a valuable and worthwhile training experience
  • Enables organisations to elevate the status of their training programmes by referring to one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations


  1. Training Provider shares with NOCN Course contents/coverage/learning process, assessment methods, and criteria.
  2. NOCN will review and check the course content, delivery, and assessment methods in its approval process for International Endorsed Programmes in accordance with NOCN’s guidelines.
  3. Once satisfied, the programme NOCN would recognize the Training Provider as Endorsed Program Centre.
  4. Training Provider markets and delivers the course and assess students.
  5. Once a student is found eligible for the award of certificate by the Training Providers, their details are forwarded to NOCN.
  6. Learner details of successful learners are entered into NOCN Quartzweb portal by the staff of the Training Provider.
  7. NOCN examines the process followed for each learner and agrees on candidates to be certified.
  8. NOCN raises the invoice for payment as per agreement.
  9. Training Provider makes digital payment into NOCN bank account.
  10. NOCN prepares an e-certificate carrying the logo of both NOCN and the Training Provider for each candidate.
  11. Training Provider prints a hard copy of certificate.

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