The Gulf in Learning
Open College Network in Northern Ireland (OCN NI) Vice Chair Paul Donaghy discusses with EPALE UK the ‘gulf’ in learning between those working in health and social care and other sectors and the benefits of a repository for resources, like EPALE, connecting networks and policy makers.
“CAFRE has found OCN NI to be an excellent organisation to work with over many years. OCN NI have a breadth of experience in the area of accreditation and demonstrate a willingness to understand the needs of the agriculture sector. CAFRE’s aim is to assist the gro...” Martin McKendry , CAFRE
“At Start360 we really value the importance of OCN NI qualifications. It helps us to ensure our staff are professionally trained and our service users are best equipped to move into training or employment. In other words, OCN NI ensures all Start360's learngin and tra...” Anne Marie-McClure , Start 360
“Many women have overcome considerable barriers to take part in our courses. With the shortage of skills and the under-representation of women in the construction sector - with an industry average of only 13.4% - our OCN NI training programmes are invaluable.” Lynn Carvill , Womens Tec
“FE Colleges play a crucial role in delivering the critical skills to grow and sustain our economy. OCN NI’s responsiveness and flexibility as a local Awarding Organisation allows FE colleges to design economically relevant professional and technical qualifications w...” Gerry Campbell , Colleges NI
“I have been involved with OCNNI for nearly 8 years now. OCNNI were perfect for what I needed. They helped me develop a Forest School endorsed course tailored for learners needs in Northern Ireland. This enabled learners to study and get assessed in NI and not travel ...” Brian Poots , Northern Ireland Forest School Association