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What we do

A Leading International Ofqual approved Awarding Organisation (AO) and number one independent End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO)

As a leading AO (Awarding Organisation), NOCN serves thousands of Centres with high quality regulated vocational and technical qualifications and apprenticeships. Qualifications range from Entry to Level 7 (Masters) across a number of sectors. NOCN also endorses and quality accredits a range of training programmes for organisations and employers, to ensure their learners and employees receive high quality and robust training.

NOCN is the number one independent EPAO (End Point Assessment Organisation) in England for reformed apprenticeships (Trailblazers) with the most Government approvals to deliver apprentice End Point Assessments (EPA) in a range of key sectors, including Finance, Science, Engineering, and Construction.

NOCN also provides consultancy and research advice in the UK and Internationally for employers, professional bodies and governments. Areas of specialism include Productivity Management, Big Skills Development, and Education Policy Development, including TVET (Technical & Vocational Education & Training).

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Apprenticeship Frameworks

Traditional apprenticeship frameworks are the established type of apprenticeship which most people are familiar with.

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Functional Skills

NOCN Functional Skills qualifications drive the development of practical skills in - English, maths and ICT and help learners get the most out of work, education and day-to-day life.

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ESOL Skills for Life and International

English for Speakers of Other Languages

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Pathways to Adulthood

NOCN provides the Pathways to Adulthood study programme, offering a wide range of relevant and practical qualifications and support for young adults with a diverse range of needs, to help them move towards greater personal independence.

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NOCN offers a range of educational consultancy services to support businesses and organisations.

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Endorsed Programmes

NOCN can endorse current or proposed training programmes for employers. The employer designs the course and NOCN’s endorsement confirms the robust quality of the programme.

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Employability and Life Skills

Employability, Life Skills and Functional Skills

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Functional Skills Training Events

Register your interest for our Functional Skills and ESOL training events.

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