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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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Qualification Bulletin
29 November 2021

Qualification Bulletin

OCN NI is delighted to announce that a number of our qualifications...

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Qualification of the Month - Business Admin Skills
29 November 2021

Qualification of the Month ...

The OCN NI Level 2 Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate and Dip...

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We are recruiting - EVs
05 November 2021

We are recruiting - EVs

We are recruiting! If you know someone who may be interested in thi...

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Skills for Life and Work - Employability
22 October 2021

Skills for Life and Work - ...

Skills for Life and Work is a training programme for young people w...

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Skills for Life and Work - Personal and Social Development
22 October 2021

Skills for Life and Work - ...

Skills for Life and Work will help you build the confidence and ski...

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Skills for Life and Work - Professional & Technical Skills
22 October 2021

Skills for Life and Work - ...

Skills for Life and Work will help you build the confidence and ski...

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Skills for Life and Work - Essential Skills
22 October 2021

Skills for Life and Work - ...

Skills for Life and Work will help you build the confidence and ski...

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Daniel Forde Named ‘Overall SRC Student of the Year’
30 September 2021

Daniel Forde Named ‘Overall...

Engineering student Daniel Forde, has been awarded the inaugural ti...

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27,000 LEARNERS RECEIVE VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONs FROM OCN
11 August 2021

27,000 LEARNERS RECEIVE VOC...

OCN CEO shines a light on the “sometimes forgotten” vocational lear...

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Vocational and technical qualification results 2021
09 August 2021

Vocational and technical qu...

Vocational and technical qualification results 2021 Information

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OCN NI ANNOUNCES LEARNING ENDEAVOUR AWARD WINNERS
02 June 2021

OCN NI ANNOUNCES LEARNING E...

OPEN COLLEGE NETWORK NI (OCN NI), an educational charity and awardi...

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Assessment Training

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03 December 2021

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

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

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10 December 2021

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Internal Verifier Training

This event runs from 10.30am - 1.30pm. This training session is for anyo...

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10 December 2021

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Assessment Training

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10 January 2022

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

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

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21 January 2022

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Internal Verifier Training

This event runs from 10.30am - 1.30pm. This training session is for anyo...

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21 January 2022

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Assessment Training

This event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. This training session highlights e...

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16 February 2022

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

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

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24 February 2022

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Assessment Training

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02 March 2022

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

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14 March 2022

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Assessment Training

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07 April 2022

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

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

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27 April 2022

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

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

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16 May 2022

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Assessment Training

This event runs from 9.30am - 1.30pm. This training session highlights e...

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07 June 2022

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

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

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20 June 2022

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New Centre and Internal Verifier Training

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

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15 July 2022

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