Accreditation services - made to measure to suit your needs

We work with you to turn your course into an accredited programme of learning.

One of the most popular services we offer is an accreditation service to organisations that have developed their own courses and training programmes. Bespoke accredited courses are non-regulated qualifications designed by your organisation and accredited by us. Learners on your courses will receive recognition for their achievements from a nationally recognised awarding organisation – OCN London - who will quality assure the content and assessment of the course and award certificates of achievement to learners.


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • Your courses or training programmes will be quality assured by a nationally recognised awarding organisation
  • We will work with you to develop tailor made units that meet your requirements and are suitable for face to face, blended or remote learning
  • Your learners will receive a certificate from a national awarding organisation as proof of their achievement

This is how it works

First, you need to sign up to become an OCN London Centre. This is very straightforward. Next, our experienced curriculum team will work with you to ensure that your programme clearly shows the skills and knowledge your learners have at the end of their course and how this has been demonstrated.

You can choose from a bank of hundreds of accredited bespoke units, or we can work with you to develop new units that are tailor-made to suit your particular needs, mapped to the content of your courses. All our bespoke units contain learning outcomes and assessment criteria. We encourage flexibility and variety in approaches to assessment – something that our centres really like.

Have a look at our step-by-step flowchart to the bespoke accreditation process:

Case Studies

These are some of the organisations we have worked with, helping them to develop and accredit tailor-made programmes.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Training for people who help others living with cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support wanted to accredit a course that provides training for a wide range of staff, volunteers and professionals who all support people who are living with cancer. We worked together to structure and accredit the course into four bespoke units. So far around 2,000 people have studied on the course, including doctors, nurses and therapists, fundraisers, friends and families.

Babyem

Expanding a small enterprise into a thriving business.

Babyem, an organisation that provides training in baby care and childcare, has grown from running courses for small groups in a village hall in South London to becoming a leading training provider of maternity nurse training in the UK and internationally. We worked with them to accredit their training programme so everyone who participates receives a recognised certificate.

Terrence Higgins Trust

"We needed to demonstrate competency and build a partnership with an awarding organisation that was absolutely right for our staff and our volunteers. OCN london met that brief perfectly and they are very cost effective for a small centre like ours."

-Judy Flaschmann, Learning & Development Advisor, Terrence Higgins Trust

For the past six years we have been working with the Terrence Higgins Trust, helping them to accredit their training courses for young people to become sexual health ambassadors for their peer group.

Fine Cell Work

Providing employability skills for offenders.

Fine Cell Work is a charity that provides training for offenders in creative needlework, which helps to develop their skills and build self-esteem. As there were no ‘off-the-shelf’ programmes that met their needs they approached us to help develop and accredit their tailored courses.

Toynbee Hall

Helping people to manage their personal finances.

Toynbee Hall is a centre in Whitechapel that provides support and training for the diverse communities in London’s East End. They identified a local need for education in financial literacy, helping people to manage their personal finances. We worked with them to help accredit their Community Money Mentors programme.

HELP AND GUIDANCE FOR CENTRES REGARDING ONLINE LEARNING

If you are interested in the delivery of online or blended learning we are able to support you with a full range of services to help you develop your offer.Click HERE for further details and how to get in touch.

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Comparison of OCN London Services

  Regulated National Qualification Bespoke Accredited Course Endorsed Training Scheme OCN London Assured Access to HE Diplomas
Developed by OCN London      
Owned By OCN London      
Assessment of learners    
Subject to annual quality review visits  
Sits on the Register of Regulated Qualifications (RRQ)        
Learners receive Qualification certificate Record of achievement Record of Attendance   Qualification certificate