Little Ones

LITTLE ONES: PROVIDING MATERNITY NURSES TO HELP NEW MOTHERS

One of the UK’s leading nanny, childcare and domestic placement provider works with OCN London to accredit its prestigious training courses for maternity nurses. READ MORE
Barnet and Southgate College

Barnet and Southgate CollegE: Big Success with Access to He

For adults who want to get to university but don’t have the traditional entry requirements such as A levels, the Access to HE Diploma has proved its worth in spades as an alternative route. But whereas an A level course normally takes two years, the Access Diploma is an intensive one-year programme that is demanding and rigorous. READ MORE
Learing Support Centre

The Learning Support CentrE: Hitting the Right Note

People with disabilities such as dyslexia, hearing and sight impairment or autism face huge challenges if they want to become a student. One of these is taking notes. Find out how an organisation called the Learning Support Centre uses professional note takers, called ‘jotters’ to help disabled learners. READ MORE
National Activity Providers Association

NAPA: A Person-Centred Approach to Activities in Care Settings

A membership organisation for professionals and volunteers who provide activities for people in care homes, hospitals and day centres has developed its own person-centred approach to activity provision. OCN London has developed two bespoke awards for members with distance learning part of the mode of delivery and video used in assessment. READ MORE
Newham Sixth Form College

Newham 6th Form College: New Horizons for School Leavers

Newham Sixth Form College is located in London’s East End in one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the country. Just take a look at the College’s website which has translations in over 100 different languages, from Africaans to Zulu, taking in Cebuano, Malagasy, Tajik and more. The area also has a high proportion of people from disadvantaged backgrounds. READ MORE
Jewish Lads and Girls Brigade

JLGB: Training tomorrow’s young leaders

A charity that has pioneered leadership training for young people – the JLGB – has created an innovative digital accreditation tool which is available online to all Jewish youth organisations. It has a sophisticated online system that maps and tracks learners’ training and enables them to submit coursework online. READ MORE
Kendal College

Kendal College: NEW APPROACH BOOSTS NUMBERS FOR ACCESS TO HE.

Traditional exams may be the norm in most mainstream education, but for many people this is not the best way to assess their abilities. At Kendal College many of the Access to HE Diploma learners, who were returning to learning after a gap, found exams a struggle. READ MORE

Bringing customer-patient education to life at Guy’s and St. Thomas’

An innovative training programme for hospital administrative staff is having a positive impact on staff morale and patient communication. Using OCN London units in communications and customer care it leads to a Level 2 award in Delivering Excellent Patient Services. READ MORE
Fine Cell Work

Fine Cell Work: LEARNING FOR LIFE AFTER PRISON

The challenges experienced by prisons have been in the spotlight recently with stories of overcrowding, low staff morale and stretched resources. But a charity called Fine Cell Work has been working with offenders in prisons. The results have been impressive. READ MORE
Kingston College

Kingston CollegE: SECOND CHANCE LEARNERS GET ENTRY TO HE IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Access to Higher Education Diplomas provide a route into university for many ‘second chance’ learners. The courses are tough and the standards high. Hear how Kingston College has achieved outstanding results.READ MORE
Can Do

Can Do: helping teachers tackle behavioural issues

Dealing with behaviour problems in the classroom – whether in schools or colleges - is one of the toughest challenges facing teachers today. Whilst many enter the profession with impressive academic qualifications and well-honed communication skills, when faced with learners who have conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) the challenges seem insurmountable, both for experienced teachers as well as new recruits. READ MORE
Safe Lives

Safe LiveS: Training for people dealing with domestic abuse

SafeLives is a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. Since 2005, they have found new ways to help victims at risk of murder or serious injury. The charity pioneered the use of the risk checklist, which all police forces now use to assess how much danger a victim is in. READ MORE
Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth: Taking green campaigning to the grassroots 

For more than 40 years Friends of the Earth has been an environmental campaigning organisation which encourages people to take better care of the planet. Issues are the forefront of their work at include climate change, the protection of bees, anti-fracking and environmental justice, just to name a few. READ MORE