NOCN is a market-leading international Awarding Organisation (AO) and Government-approved End Point Assessment Organisation that has been creating opportunities' for 30 years. NOCN Group also includes NOCN (UK), India Skills Foundation, CSkills Awards, acquired from CITB in 2017 and One Awards. Their vision is to be an Awarding and Assessment Organisation of choice, helping learners to reach their potential and organisations to thrive.

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What we are doing together

We work closely with NOCN to help our colleges improve their curriculum. NOCN Group can offer one of the most extensive ranges of qualifications and apprentice assessment services available to colleges and training providers in the UK. As a top ten Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation, number two for construction skills and a market leading independent End Point Assessment Organisation for apprentice EPA, NOCN is well placed to support the needs of colleges. It is the ethical choice as a registered charity and not for profit organisation, making learning matter by providing high-quality services at a fair price. It is an Investor in People and an accredited Leader in Diversity which means NOCN is committed to the principles of FREDIE in all it does: fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement.



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