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30 Years
    • Qualifications
      & Accreditation
    • Our new Entry and Level 1 Maths qualifications now fully operational.
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    • Become a
      Recognised Centre
    • Deliver nationally accredited qualifications and locally accredited courses through OCN London.
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    • Access to HE
    • Gain knowledge and skills needed to progress to a degree or diploma course in higher education.
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    • Quality Mark
    • Recognising good practice in training.
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    • Learners
    • Make the next steps towards achieving your goals, whether it's gaining employment, setting up your own business or progressing in education.
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    • Who are
      OCN London?
    • OCN London is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status, dedicated to widening participation, social inclusion, employer engagement and lifelong learning for all.
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    • Qualifications
    • We offer a flexible approach to the delivery and assessment of nationally recognised qualifications, many of which are eligible for Skills Funding Agency (SFA) funding.
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Our mission is to support learning and widen opportunities, promoting high standards of excellence and inclusiveness. Read more
Latest news
Access to HE annual conference 2015,
Development and Innovation in Access to HE,
Wednesday 4 November,
Central London venue
Bookings now. Find out more.

Ofqual changes from QCF to RQF

The changes implemented by Ofqual replacing the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) with the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) took place on 01st October. Read more about the changes here

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New qualifications for Pre-Access

We are delighted to announce OCN London now offers 12 fully funded Level 2 qualifications designed to meet the needs of learners preparing to progress to Access to HE Diplomas. The Level 2 Skills for Professions qualifications are currently available in six subjects: Applied Sciences and Technology ; Building and Construction ; Business, Administration and Finance ; Creative and Digital Industries ; Engineering ; and Health and Social Care. The Level 2 Certificates are ideal for September or January starts, delivered alongside GCSE or OCN London Maths and English qualifications.


Find out more about our new qualification suites:

Skills for Further Study L2 qualifications in Humanities and Social Science and Health and Human Sciences - prepare your learners for Access to HE Diplomas or L3 vocational courses

OCNLR Level 3 Certificate in Bridging Skills for Higher Education (QCF)

English Level 1 and Entry Levels 1, 2 and 3

Mathematics. Level 1 and Entry Levels 1, 2 and 3. Flexible, bite-sized qualifications, for use in a range of contexts.

Leadership and Governance. Levels 2 and 3.

Skills for Professions. Level 2 qualifications for five different industry sectors.

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Our work  We are a national awarding organisation with over 25 years' experience of accrediting courses for centres. Read more
Access to HE

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Learner stories

Access champion

TV sitcom actor Gabriel Thomson gets place at King's College
Gabriel Thomson appeared regularly in the BBC TV sitcom ‘My Family’ as Michael Harper, but his life has now taken a new direction. Gabriel has just started (in September 2015) a degree course in philosophy at King’s College London after gaining an Access to HE Diploma at City & Islington College. Read more

Training & Events
Effective Assessment Day
Date: 03/11/2015
This training day will equip tutors and assessors to design and deliver assessment for credit-based units. More details
Developing Your Assessment Skills
Date: 04/11/2015
This two day accredited course will enable assessors to develop their knowledge and practice. More details

Our history Find out more about the OCN London story. Read more
Become a Centre
     "We are passionate about what we do. We get the same impression from OCN London which is why this is such a good partnership. Staff have been very flexible in helping us find a structure that works for both the participants and the charity which is sufficiently rigorous."

Friends of the Earth

Find out how to Become an OCN London approved centre and start delivering our qualifications.

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Online learner registration

Watch this short (5 minute) demonstration video of our latest offer to our centres. Read more