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Training & Events

We offer a range of training and development sessions throughout the year from half-day introductory courses to qualifications with four teaching days.

You might want to consider a training and development course at OCN London:

  • to develop your own understanding;
  • to improve your confidence when delivering OCN London units;
  • to become a qualified internal verifier or assessor;
  • for continuing professional development, or
  • to improve practices at your centre.

Our training sessions are designed to support the development of staff at OCN London Recognised Centres. However, you do not have to be working at an OCN London Recognised Centre to attend our training sessions.

To book onto a training session, locate your chosen session in the Training Calendar and click Book Now!

Introductory Sessions

These sessions introduce new centres and new staff members to OCN London systems and processes.

For administrative staff and their managers:

Introduction to Learner Registration and Certification (half day)

For tutors, assessors and internal verifiers:

Introduction to Internal and External Verification (half day)

Effective Assessment Day

Introduction to Assessment and Internal Verification (NB: This session combines the morning session from the Effective Assessment Day with the half-day Introduction to Internal and External Verification session).

Continuing Professional Development Sessions

These sessions have been developed to support more experienced practitioners in their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (4 days)

Mentoring a New Tutor (half day)

Being an Outstanding Tutor (half day)

Tech for Teaching and Assessment

Assessment without Paper

Lesson Planning with Online Tools (evening)

iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning (evening)

ePortfolios and Digital Tools for Assessment and Verification (half day)

Training and Qualifications for Internal Verifiers

Introduction to Internal and External Verification

Half-day introductory session for new internal verifiers and their managers

Developing Your Skills in Internal Verification

Two day training session for new and experienced internal verifiers. The course is accredited with OCN London bespoke credits at Level 3. Participants who successfully complete the course can apply to be the Approved Internal Verifier (AIV) at their centre, if it has been recommended for Direct Claims Status by their Quality Reviewer.

Access to HE Staff Development Sessions

We offer a range of courses for staff at colleges delivering Access to HE Diplomas validated by OCN London.

Please speak to the Access Coordinator at your centre, or email for an information sheet, calendar and booking form.

Customised training

Training can also be provided in-house and tailored to suit the specific requirements of centres and their staff. We can offer training in a range of areas, including:

  • Assessment and Building Learner Portfolios;
  • Internal Verification;
  • How to write units;
  • Foundation Learning: Practical Solutions.

Charges depend on the time and work involved. To discuss your training needs, please contact the OCN London Curriculum Development Manager for your centre.