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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

January 2018


Brand New Funded Digital Skills Qualifications

Brand New Funded Digital Skills Qualifications

We have developed four NEW qualifications in digital skills. These are designed to meet the needs of employers and ensure that people have the skills they need for the workplace. READ MORE

December 2017


Winners of the Learning At Work Week Impact Awards

Winners of the Learning At Work Week Impact Awards

The gaming company Jagex was the winner of the OCN London Impact Award for ‘Inspiring Learning for All’ that took place during Learning at Work Week in May. Runners up where the media company Global - one of the world’s leading media and entertainment groups – and Xero – an accounting software company. READ MORE

Looking for ways to spend your Adult Education Budget? Here are some ideas for short courses.

Looking for ways to spend your Adult Education Budget? Here are some ideas for short courses.

Pre-Access, Skills for Professions, British Values, Prevent, short courses. We have qualifications for all of these areas. READ MORE

November 2017


Partnership with BPP University

Partnership with BPP University

We have teamed up with the School of Health at BPP University - the UK’s only university solely dedicated to business and the professions - to develop bridging modules for adults who want to study health and social care. READ MORE

Highlights of Access to HE conference

Highlights of Access to HE conference

Read the highlights of our Access to HE conference, including key speeches and bursary award winners. READ MORE

Why We All Need To Understand Mental Health

Why We All Need To Understand Mental Health

How has mental health become such a hot topic? And how much do you understand about mental health? READ MORE

Partnership with NSAFS

Partnership with NSAFS

OCN London has teamed up with the National Skills Academy for Financial Services to develop a new award designed to help people manage their finances. READ MORE

RECRUITING AND SUPPORTING MATURE LEARNERS:  ACCESS TO HE CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

RECRUITING AND SUPPORTING MATURE LEARNERS: ACCESS TO HE CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Our Access to HE conference on 1 November was a huge success with presentations highlighting recent research on the decline in mature students in HE, with some solutions on how to address this. READ MORE

Supported Learning Qualifications

Supported Learning Qualifications

These qualifications have been designed to address the needs of people with learning difficulties and disabilities, helping them to develop skills to progress, gain confidence and live independently. READ MORE

October 2017


Age should not matter. How to address the worrying decline in mature learners in higher education

Age should not matter. How to address the worrying decline in mature learners in higher education

Over the past seven years the number of mature learners in higher education, defined as those aged 21 and over, has declined by 61 per cent. READ MORE

ENROL ON NEW COURSES FOR ACCESS TO HE NOW!

ENROL ON NEW COURSES FOR ACCESS TO HE NOW!

Looking to study an Access to HE course this academic year? It’s not too late. Some colleges still have places on course starting in either November 2017 or January 2018. READ MORE