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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Latest News & Publications


The Devolution of the Adult Education Budget to the GLA

In this report, the impact of the Devolution of the Adult Education Budget to the GLA gets discussed.


2019 Collab Group London Colleges Prospectus

We have released our new Collab Group London Colleges prospectus with key information about our partnership.


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Capita Unit-e blog on disruptive technology in further education


Student at Blackpool and The Fylde College Awarded £5000 Peter Roberts Bursary

Congratulations to Andrew Sproston as the recipient of the award.


College Governance: Opportunities and Challenges

In collaboration with Shakespeare Martineau, this paper discusses the importance of good governance in the FE sector


Making apprenticeships work for all - policy

In this publication, we argue for the need of the right building blocks to make a great apprenticeship system.