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May 2019


Flexible Qualifications For Your Supported Learning Programmes

Flexible Qualifications For Your Supported Learning Programmes

We offer a range of qualifications at Entry Level and Level 1 that will help prepare learners for independent living, supported or independent employment or further study. READ MORE

Short courses qualifications- ideal to fill the gap in any underspend in your AEB budget.

Short courses qualifications- ideal to fill the gap in any underspend in your AEB budget.

Attract learners by taking advantage of the government's new policy offering free courses for low earners. Qualifications up to Level 2 may be fully funded for learners who are employed and on low incomes up to £15,736 gross. READ MORE

April 2019


Access to HE Provider Open Days

Access to HE Provider Open Days

Open days are a great opportunity to find out more about the Access to HE Diploma and the courses and facilities available at colleges. READ MORE

January 2019


Ideas for your unused Adult Education Budget

Ideas for your unused Adult Education Budget

Our new Pathways to Employment qualification packages are for adult learners looking to find out more about career path opportunities in a sector that interests them, gaining the insight needed to make informed decisions for their future. READ MORE

December 2018


Access to HE Michael Sargent Bursary Award Winners

Access to HE Michael Sargent Bursary Award Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of our annual Michael Sargent Bursary Awards. The awards were presented at our ‘Celebrating Success and Supporting Access to HE for the Future’ event on 28th November 2018 in support of World Access to Higher Education Day. READ MORE

September 2018


New qualifications in Canine Hydrotherapy

New qualifications in Canine Hydrotherapy

Veterinary professionals and dog owners whose pets are undergoing rehabilitation will benefit from a suite of new qualifications in canine hydrotherapy which will ensure animal welfare and safety. READ MORE

Where are they now? Radio interviews with two Access to HE learners

Where are they now? Radio interviews with two Access to HE learners

Two of our former learners were interviewed on a London-based community radio station in August about their education journey and how the Access to HE Diploma has changed their lives. READ MORE

August 2018


Congratulations to all our Access to HE Learners

Congratulations to all our Access to HE Learners

All diploma certificates have now been sent out to our brilliant Access to HE learners. READ MORE

July 2018


Mini Awards in Self Development and Character Building

Mini Awards in Self Development and Character Building

We’ve put together a suite of funded mini Awards that can be combined in different ways to provide a rich learning experience.

They cover Mental stamina, Discipline and staying safe, Confidence building, Health and wellbeing, Safeguarding and citizenship and Digital agility.
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Money Management Training for Young People from the 'Life Money Action!' Project

Money Management Training for Young People from the 'Life Money Action!' Project

Two hundred youth practitioners have been trained to support young adults with financial capability as part of an innovative programme developed by the National Skills Academy for Financial Services in partnership with OCN London. READ MORE

June 2018


How to Develop Emotional Resilience

How to Develop Emotional Resilience

Find out how our new Awards in Developing Emotional Resilience can help people working in stressful environments, notably in the health and social care sectors. READ MORE

May 2018


Learning at Work Week

Learning at Work Week

The only week dedicated to learning in the workplace – run every year since 1999 by the Campaign for Learning. This year’s theme is Networked for Learning. OCN London is proud to be one of the sponsors. READ MORE

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Organised by the Mental Health Foundation. The theme this year is Stress – one of the biggest contributors to poor mental health. Find out more about the week’s events READ MORE

April 2018


Qualifications in Safeguarding

Qualifications in Safeguarding

Make sure that staff, learners and volunteers stay safe and understand the government’s safeguarding agenda requirements. READ MORE

March 2018


Former Access-to-HE Student Receives Prestigious Award

Former Access-to-HE Student Receives Prestigious Award

Joseph Butler, now a student at the London School of Economics, has won the prestigious Keith Fletcher Memorial Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement on his Access to HE Diploma. READ MORE

The Big Colour Clash

The Big Colour Clash

OCN London staff celebrating the Big Colour Clash day on 9 March to raise awareness and money for ovarian cancer. READ MORE

Students Train As Activists With Friends Of The Earth

Students Train As Activists With Friends Of The Earth

Eleven colleges are offering their students the chance to train as activists and gain an OCN London Level 3 Award in Community Campaigning, as part of a programme run by the charity friends of the Friends of the Earth and the National Union of Students. So far, learners have campaigned for a more frequent bus service and a plastic-free college. READ MORE

February 2018


Digital Skills Quiz

Digital Skills Quiz

Did you know a Digital Skills Crisis is looming in the UK? Try our fun online quiz to test your knowledge and see how training providers could help the UK economy and workers of tomorrow by offering OCN London's new Digital Skills suite of qualifications READ MORE