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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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Sectors & Specialist Areas

NOCN works across a number of sectors to offer qualifications, apprenticeship frameworks and apprenticeship End Point Assessment.

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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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Productivity

It is well documented that the UK suffers from a serious and long-standing productivity gap, operating at around 30% lower productivity than other G7 nations. This means that wages are lower and hours are longer.

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Consultancy

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

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Study Programmes - Pathway 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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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, Life Skills and Functional Skills

Employability, Life Skills and Functional Skills

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