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November 2017


Highlights of Access to HE conference

Highlights of Access to HE conference

Read the highlights of our Access to HE conference, including key speeches and bursary award winners. READ MORE

Why We All Need To Understand Mental Health

Why We All Need To Understand Mental Health

How has mental health become such a hot topic? And how much do you understand about mental health? READ MORE

Partnership with NSAFS

Partnership with NSAFS

OCN London has teamed up with the National Skills Academy for Financial Services to develop a new award designed to help people manage their finances. READ MORE

RECRUITING AND SUPPORTING MATURE LEARNERS:  ACCESS TO HE CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

RECRUITING AND SUPPORTING MATURE LEARNERS: ACCESS TO HE CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Our Access to HE conference on 1 November was a huge success with presentations highlighting recent research on the decline in mature students in HE, with some solutions on how to address this. READ MORE

Supported Learning Qualifications

Supported Learning Qualifications

These qualifications have been designed to address the needs of people with learning difficulties and disabilities, helping them to develop skills to progress, gain confidence and live independently. READ MORE

October 2017


Age should not matter. How to address the worrying decline in mature learners in higher education

Age should not matter. How to address the worrying decline in mature learners in higher education

Over the past seven years the number of mature learners in higher education, defined as those aged 21 and over, has declined by 61 per cent. READ MORE

ENROL ON NEW COURSES FOR ACCESS TO HE NOW!

ENROL ON NEW COURSES FOR ACCESS TO HE NOW!

Looking to study an Access to HE course this academic year? It’s not too late. Some colleges still have places on course starting in either November 2017 or January 2018. READ MORE

September 2017


Barnet and Southgate College launch their brand new Telehealthcare London Marketplace

Barnet and Southgate College launch their brand new Telehealthcare London Marketplace

Barnet and Southgate College launch their brand new Telehealthcare London Marketplace on 4 October 2017 at their Southgate Campus. READ MORE

New logo for OCN London

New logo for OCN London

OCN London has a new logo. As there have been so many changes here over the past decade we decided that we needed a more contemporary look that better reflects our key values of partnership and collaboration. READ MORE

August 2017


Inspiring stories of Access to HE learners

Inspiring stories of Access to HE learners

Four learners told their personal stories of studying on the Access to HE Diploma to The Guardian. READ MORE

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ACCESS  TO HE DIPLOMA LEARNERS

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA LEARNERS

Congratulations to all our learners who have achieved Access to Higher Education Diplomas and to our staff at OCN London who have sent out the certificates record time. READ MORE

July 2017


WHY WE NEED TO TEACH BRITISH VALUES AND CITIZENSHIP

WHY WE NEED TO TEACH BRITISH VALUES AND CITIZENSHIP

Schools and colleges need to show how they prepare learners for life in modern Britain in order to demonstrate to Ofsted that they have an understanding of fundamental British values. Find out more about a new qualification in British values and citizenship. READ MORE

June 2017


NOT QUITE RONALDO, BUT STILL PART OF ‘THE BEAUTIFUL GAME’

NOT QUITE RONALDO, BUT STILL PART OF ‘THE BEAUTIFUL GAME’

The world of football attracts great passion. Only the few will reach the heights as players, but our new qualification in football administration offers other opportunities to be part of this exciting world. READ MORE

Music Technology goes live

Music Technology goes live

Music buffs with good IT skills can get started on a career in the music business with our new Entry Level Award in Music Technology. READ MORE

May 2017


What is the Prevent Duty?

What is the Prevent Duty?

The ‘Prevent’ duty charges all providers of education and training, along with charities, faith groups, law enforcement agencies and other organisations, to help stop people being drawn in into terrorism. OCN London has developed two awards to help colleges, schools and training providers to understand these duties. READ MORE

OCN London Supports Mental Health Awareness Week

OCN London Supports Mental Health Awareness Week

Amid concerns about our ability to learn and talk about mental health, this Mental Health Awareness Week (8th – 14th May), OCN London would like to raise awareness of some of our ideas for short courses, developed using flexible qualifications. READ MORE

OCN London April e-newsletter

OCN London April e-newsletter

Here is our e-newsletter for April. READ MORE

April 2017


OCN London qualifications confirmed for funding 2017-18

OCN London qualifications confirmed for funding 2017-18

SFA have today announced that qualifications currently eligible for funding will continue to be so in 2017 to 2018. So if you are drawing down SFA funding this year for OCN London qualifications, you can continue to do so in 2017-18. READ MORE

March 2017


SAVE OUR ADULT EDUCATION CAMPAIGN

SAVE OUR ADULT EDUCATION CAMPAIGN

On Monday 27 February, 200 people packed into a Parliamentary committee room to witness the launch of the Save Our Adult Education campaign. The aim is to highlight the crucial role that adult education plays, not just in meeting the skills needs of the economy, but also as a catalyst for social mobility. READ MORE

Catering for the 'Cappuccino Culture'

Catering for the 'Cappuccino Culture'

A new qualification for the catering, hospitality and tourism industry is helping to build knowledge and skills for people starting pop-up food stalls, running bijou hotels, creating dishes for people with food allergies and working as baristas in café and coffee bars … and lots more. READ MORE

Qualifications approved for Advanced Learner Loans in 2017-18

Qualifications approved for Advanced Learner Loans in 2017-18

We are excited to announce the confirmation from SFA that our qualifications continue to attract Advanced Learner Loans in the 2017/18 academic year. READ MORE

January 2017


Customer survey results show we provide excellent service

Customer survey results show we provide excellent service

We are proud of the customer service that we provide to all our centres. So it is wonderful to hear that 94% are ‘extremely satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with the quality of our customer service and responsiveness. READ MORE

January sale for training

January sale for training

Get a 15% discount on all training events in January, February and March if you book before 1 February. READ MORE

CBE for OCN London's Chair

CBE for OCN London's Chair

Mark Malcomson, Chair of the OCN London board, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for his services to adult education. READ MORE

December 2016


Enrol in new courses for Access to HE now!

Enrol in new courses for Access to HE now!

If you would like to start your studies on an Access to Higher Education Diploma there are courses now recruiting to start in January or February 2017.
A number of Further Education Colleges are offering courses for learners aged 19+ wishing to start their studies on both Pre-Access courses and Access to HE Diplomas.
READ MORE

Read our November newsletter

Read our November newsletter

Stories about Advanced Learners Loans, ideas for courses starting in January starts and news about qualifications coming soon. READ MORE

Level 1 Award in Skills for Vocational Studies

Level 1 Award in Skills for Vocational Studies

Our Level 1 Award in Skills for Vocational Studies is ideal for delivery as ‘taster' courses. It combines units from a range of vocational pathways with additional units in learning, employability numeracy and literacy. READ MORE

October 2016


Pre-Access qualifications - ideal for Spring starts!

Pre-Access qualifications - ideal for Spring starts!

We have a range of funded qualifications that support progression to an Access to HE Diploma. READ MORE

Become an OCN London Access to HE Moderator

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

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. READ MORE

Access to HE bursary award winners

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. READ MORE

Getting ready for academic study?

Getting ready for academic study?

New this month two qualifications designed to provide a grounding in study skills for people who want to progress onto Level 3 courses - a Level 2 Certificate and Diploma in Preparation for Academic Study READ MORE