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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

September 2016


OCN London is seeking new Trustees

OCN London is seeking new Trustees

If you are a strategic leader and have a clear alignment with the vision, mission and values of OCN London, then we want to hear from you. READ MORE

August 2016


Qualifications for Pre Access

Qualifications for Pre Access

As Access to HE enrolments get under way this month there will inevitably be applicants who need further preparation in study skills, maths and English before starting the intensive Access programme. Find out more about how our Level 2 Skills for Further Study qualifications meet the needs of pre-Access learners. READ MORE

OCN London email will be down on August 23rd AM

OCN London email will be down on August 23rd AM

We are rejigging our offices and there will be no email for a couple of hours on August 23rd. Some telephones will also be switched to voicemail. We anticipate everything to be up and running again in the PM. READ MORE

Teaching and learning materials available for new level 1 qualifications

Teaching and learning materials available for new level 1 qualifications

We have developed a range of teaching materials for our new Level 1 qualifications which include unit content, a scheme of work, teaching resources and assessments. READ MORE

OCN London Access certificates sent out in record time!

OCN London Access certificates sent out in record time!

Following Awards Boards the last batch of certificates were posted out to colleges on 1st August. This means that OCN London Access learners can now confirm their results to universities and colleges to secure their place on a higher education course. READ MORE

New Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework has been launched

New Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework has been launched

This new framework, developed by Skills for Health, Health Education England (HEE) and Skills for Care sets out the essential skills and knowledge necessary for all staff involved in learning disability care. Find out more and how OCN London qualifications can help you to deliver the framework. READ MORE

July 2016


NEW QUALIFICATIONS

NEW QUALIFICATIONS

We have new qualifications in Prevent Duty Awareness, Prevention and Early Intervention in Domestic Abuse, Community Campaigning and several more coming soon. READ MORE

New Apprenticeships

New Apprenticeships

We have developed new apprenticeships in Health, Business Administration and Customer Service. Find out about these and lots more new qualifications and those we are developing. READ MORE

Festival of skills

Festival of skills

We teamed up with Croydon College and the Ministry of Defence to present a seminar at the Festival of Skills on 7 July showing how an international 'crisis' simulation can be used to inspire learners and teach them invaluable communication skills. READ MORE

May 2016


NEW APPRENTICESHIP QUALIFICATIONS FROM OCN LONDON

NEW APPRENTICESHIP QUALIFICATIONS FROM OCN LONDON

Apprenticeships offer people the opportunity to learn the skills they need to succeed whilst working and earning. The government is committed to the expansion of apprenticeships with a target of achieving three million new apprenticeship starts by 2020, so this is clearly a growth area. READ MORE

NEW PACKAGE OF STAFF DEVELOPMENT QUALIFICATIONS

NEW PACKAGE OF STAFF DEVELOPMENT QUALIFICATIONS

We have a range of Ofqual-approved qualifications for use in your staff development programme. If you register learners on any of these courses by 30 June 2016 you will be eligible for a discount of 20% of the total of those registrations. READ MORE

LEARNING AT WORK WEEK IMPACT AWARD

LEARNING AT WORK WEEK IMPACT AWARD

We are looking for entries for the Learning at Work Week Impact Award for ‘Inspiring Learning for All’. If you are a company or organisation that encourages people who would not normally be involved in learning in an inspiring way then we want to hear from you. Deadline for entries is 22 July 2016. READ MORE

April 2016


University success for our Bridging Skills learners

University success for our Bridging Skills learners

The first group of healthcare support workers to have completed our Bridging Skills for HE qualification have achieved their dream of studying nursing at university. READ MORE

Perfect for summer term staff CPD – new Level 3 Award in Technology for Teaching and Learning

Perfect for summer term staff CPD – new Level 3 Award in Technology for Teaching and Learning

Discover how to enhance your lessons and engage your learners using digital technology with our new Level 3 Award in Technology for Teaching and Learning. READ MORE

March 2016


Place your nominations for the Festival of Learning 2016 Awards

Place your nominations for the Festival of Learning 2016 Awards

Nominations are now open for the Festival of Learning 2016 Awards. Formerly known as Adult Learners’ Week, the festival is a celebration of lifelong learning and the benefit of learning to society. READ MORE

OCN London staff raise money for Brain Tumour Research

OCN London staff raise money for Brain Tumour Research

Staff at OCN London donned a variety of eye-catching headwear for Wear A Hat Day (24 March) to raise money for Brain Tumour Research. READ MORE

Nominations now open for HE in London Student Award 2016

Nominations now open for HE in London Student Award 2016

Do you have a learner moving on to higher education that deserves special recognition? Have they overcome barriers to succeed in their studies, made an outstanding contribution to your centre or continued to learn despite facing challenging circumstances? READ MORE

New Level 1 Skills for Professions qualifications, your learners’ passport to progression

New Level 1 Skills for Professions qualifications, your learners’ passport to progression

We have extended our suite of popular Skills for professions qualifications to include a new collection at Level 1. READ MORE