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Latest news

Latest news

Become an OCN London Access to HE Moderator
We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, motivated and attentive subject specialist moderators to contribute to the work of our Access to HE team. READ MORE
WINNERS OF LEARNING AT WORK WEEK IMPACT AWARDS
We sponsored the ‘Inspiring learning for all’ category in the Learning at Work Week Impact awards, organised by the Campaign for Learning. These awards are designed to recognise organisations that best demonstrate how they inspire people who would not otherwise engage in learning and break down barriers through imaginative approaches. READ MORE
ACCESS TO HE BURSARY AWARD WINNERS
Achievements in health and medicine dominated the Michael Sargent Bursary Awards at this years's Access to Higher Education conference on 12 October. Winners and runners up are now studying nursing, pharmacology, occupational therapy and midwifery at university. READ MORE

Qualification update

Looking to deliver new courses from January 2017?

WE HAVE A GREAT PACKAGE OF FLEXIBLE, MULTI-PATHWAY COURSES FOR JANUARY 2017 STARTS

Pre-Access qualifications - ideal for January starts
We have a range of funded qualifications that support progression to an Access to HE Diploma.
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Flexible ‘tasters’
Our Level 1 Award in Skills for Vocational Studies is ideal for delivery as a ‘taster' course. It combines units from a range of vocational pathways with additional units in learning, employability, numeracy and literacy.
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Level 3+ Certificates eligible for Advanced Learner Loans.
More of our national qualifications have been included in the 2016/17 catalogue for Advanced Learner Loans. The credit size of some, such as the Level 3 Certificate in Mediation Theory and Practice, make them ideal for a January start.
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Training & Events

Upcoming events

LEVEL 3 AWARD IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Dates: 24 Jan, 31 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Feb (Tuesdays)
This four-day course, leading to a Level 3 Award in Education and Training, will cover the roles and responsibilities of teachers working in the further education and training sector, approaches to teaching and learning, and methods of assessment. READ MORE
Effective Assessment Day
Date: Tuesday 10 January 2017
This training day will equip tutors and assessors to deliver assessment for credit-based units. READ MORE
Developing Your Internal Moderation Skills - fast track workshop
Date: Wednesday 15 February 2017
This one day fast track course enables experienced internal moderators to develop their knowledge and practice. Inexperienced internal moderators should book the 2 day version of this workshop. It is accredited with a bespoke OCN London unit at Level 3. READ MORE

Access to HE conference. Wednesday 12 October.

Access champion

The Shadow Minister for HE, FE and Skills, Gordon Marsden, gave the keynote speech at this years' OCN London Access to HE conference. Click below to read a summary of the main points of his speech.

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For many attendees the highlight was the awarding of the Michael Sargent Bursary Awards to four outstanding Access to HE learners. Read more about their achievements below.

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Case studies

Access champion

BRADLEY MOON - from lorry driver to student in bio-medical sciences

Bradley passed his GCSE in English (grade A), maths (grade B) and the pre-Access course, then progressed onto the OCN London Access Diploma in Medicine and Medical Biosciences at City and Islington College which he passed with flying colours. READ MORE