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The Open College Network Northern Ireland (OCN NI) is the UK recognised Awarding Organisation based in Northern Ireland. We offer qualifications from Entry Level to Level Five.

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Suite of Managing Personal Finance Qualifications
28 February 2024

Suite of Managing Personal ...

The OCN NI qualifications in Managing Personal Finances have been d...

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Suite of Developing Skills for Life Qualifications
28 February 2024

Suite of Developing Skills ...

These qualifications aim to develop confidence, self-esteem and ind...

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OCN NI Launches 2024 Learning Awards
20 February 2024

OCN NI Launches 2024 Learni...

OPEN COLLEGE NETWORK NI (OCN NI) has announced details of its sixth...

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Lifelong Learning in Northern Ireland gets new champion
25 January 2024

Lifelong Learning in Northe...

A new body called the Alliance for Lifelong Learning (ALL) has been...

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Remembering Simon Hamilton: A Legacy of Dedication and Excellence
02 January 2024

Remembering Simon Hamilton:...

It is with heavy hearts and fond memories that we come together to ...

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OCN NI Level 2 Diploma in Primary Care Medical Administration
15 November 2023

OCN NI Level 2 Diploma in P...

The aim of the OCN NI Level 2 Diploma in Primary Care Medical Admin...

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OCN Centre Focus: The Bytes Project
10 November 2023

OCN Centre Focus: The Bytes...

Hear from Stephen Dallas from The Bytes Project, as he responds to ...

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OCN NI Sponsors Inaugural NI Apprenticeship Awards 2023
22 September 2023

OCN NI Sponsors Inaugural N...

Apprenticeship schemes have quickly become one of the most popular ...

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

This online event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. New centres are required to...

Date

05 March 2024

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OCN NI Examination Invigilator Training

Event runs from 2.30pm to 4.00pm via Zoom. This training is only for an...

Date

06 March 2024

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

This online event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. New centres are required to...

Date

11 March 2024

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Assessment Training

This online event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. This training session highl...

Date

14 March 2024

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Administration Training

This training covers OCN NI’s processes for registering learners and cla...

Date

14 March 2024

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OCN NI Examination Invigilator Training

Event runs from 10.00am - 11.30am via Zoom. This training is only for a...

Date

28 March 2024

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Assessment Training

This online event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. This training session highl...

Date

10 April 2024

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

This online event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. New centres are required to...

Date

12 April 2024

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Assessment Training

This online event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. This training session highl...

Date

15 April 2024

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

This online event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. New centres are required to...

Date

23 April 2024

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OCN NI Examination Invigilator Training

Event runs from 2.30pm to 4.00pm via Zoom. This training is only for an...

Date

24 April 2024

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Administration Training

This training covers OCN NI’s processes for registering learners and cla...

Date

25 April 2024

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Assessment Training

This online event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. This training session highl...

Date

07 May 2024

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

This online event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. New centres are required to...

Date

15 May 2024

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

This online event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. New centres are required to...

Date

20 May 2024

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Assessment Training

This online event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. This training session highl...

Date

23 May 2024

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OCN NI Examination Invigilator Training

Event runs from 10.00am - 11.30am via Zoom. This training is only for a...

Date

29 May 2024

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Administration Training

This training covers OCN NI’s processes for registering learners and cla...

Date

29 May 2024

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Assessment Training

This online event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. This training session highl...

Date

05 June 2024

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Administration Training

This training covers OCN NI’s processes for registering learners and cla...

Date

18 June 2024

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

This online event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. New centres are required to...

Date

24 June 2024

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Assessment Training

This online event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. This training session highl...

Date

02 July 2024

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

This online event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. New centres are required to...

Date

11 July 2024

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