About UsThe Open College Network Northern Ireland (OCN NI) is a UK recognised Awarding Organisation based in Northern Ireland. We are regulated by CCEA Regulation to develop and award regulated professional and technical (vocational) qualifications from Entry Level up to and including Level 5 across all sector areas. In addition, OCN NI are also regulated by Ofqual to award similar qualifications in England.
We are an educational charity and an Awarding Organisation that advances education by developing nationally recognised qualifications and recognising the achievements of adults and young people. We work with centres such as Further Education Colleges, Private Training Organisations, Voluntary & Community Organisations, Schools, SME’s and Public Sector bodies to provide learners with opportunities to progress into further learning and/or employment.
OCN NI Endorsed Courses enable centres to gain recognition for your own bespoke training courses. These courses are written and owned by you, but have the added benefit of a nationally recognised awarding organisations stamp of approval. OCN NI accreditation will ensure your training is of a high standard and learners will benefit from being awarded an OCN NI Endorsed Course Certificate to recognise their achievements.
A collection of bespoke units make up your Endorsed Course. Bespoke Units are developed and tailored to meet your requirements. You decide the content of your units, and the OCN NI Business Development team will advise and direct you through the unit development process. Upon development OCN NI will accredit your bespoke units, and combine these together to form your Endorsed Course.