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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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OCN TO AWARD £85K IN GRANTS TO SUPPORT NI LEARNERS
09 May 2024

OCN TO AWARD £85K IN GRANTS...

Open College Network NI (OCN) plans to award another £85K to educat...

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Open College Network Strengthens Collaboration with The Open University
29 April 2024

Open College Network Streng...

OPEN COLLEGE NETWORK NI (OCN NI) has announced details of the signi...

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Travel & Tourism Qualifications
25 April 2024

Travel & Tourism Qualificat...

ENRICH YOUR PASSION FOR TRAVEL & TOURISM BY SIGNING UP FOR ONE OF O...

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Learning Endeavour Awards Deadline Extended
22 March 2024

Learning Endeavour Awards D...

Due to a phenomenal response, we have extended the Learning Endeavo...

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Business Administration Qualifications
06 March 2024

Business Administration Qua...

Business administration qualifications equip individuals with skill...

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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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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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