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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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CARL FRAMPTON KO’D BY NI LEARNERS
14 June 2022

CARL FRAMPTON KO’D BY NI LE...

Carl Frampton MBE was the special guest at the OPEN COLLEGE NETWORK...

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Qualification of the Month: IT Qualifications
14 April 2022

Qualification of the Month:...

OCN NI have a new Suite of IT Qualifications at Level 4 and Level 5.

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OCN NI HELPING CENTRES TO BREAK BARRIERS
14 March 2022

OCN NI HELPING CENTRES TO B...

More than £370,000 has been invested in a new project aimed at impr...

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CAFRE LOUGHRY CAMPUS MEAT TECHNOLOGY COURSE GAINS ACCREDITATION
11 March 2022

CAFRE LOUGHRY CAMPUS MEAT T...

MEAT technologists at Loughry campus, College of Agriculture, Food ...

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Getting to know us: Andrea Doree
10 March 2022

Getting to know us: Andrea ...

We have added new staff members to the OCN NI team over recent mont...

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Learning Bursaries Introduced for the 2022 Learning Endeavour Awards
09 March 2022

Learning Bursaries Introduc...

In a new addition to the Learning Endeavour Awards this year, each ...

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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE 2022 LEARNING ENDEAVOUR AWARDS
21 February 2022

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE 20...

OPEN COLLEGE NETWORK NI (OCN NI) has announced that nominations are...

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OCN NI LAUNCHES 2022 LEARNING AWARDS
11 February 2022

OCN NI LAUNCHES 2022 LEARNI...

OPEN COLLEGE NETWORK NI (OCN NI) has announced details of its 2022 ...

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Qualification Assessment Arrangements for 2022
11 January 2022

Qualification Assessment Ar...

Considering the potential increased disruption to teaching and lear...

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Derry schools and groups advised of pioneering new Carbon Literacy programmes
10 January 2022

Derry schools and groups ad...

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful (KNIB) is encouraging schools and c...

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Open College Network NI Partners with Learning & Work Institute
13 December 2021

Open College Network NI Par...

Northern Ireland’s leading awarding body, Open College Network NI (...

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Assessment Training

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12 September 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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19 September 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 September 2022

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Schools Only - Assessment and Internal Verifier Training

This event runs from 9.30am - 3.30pm. This training is for all NI schoo...

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29 September 2022

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Assessment Training

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

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04 October 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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07 October 2022

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Schools Only - Assessment and Internal Verifier Training

This event runs from 9.30am - 3.30pm. This training is for all NI schoo...

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14 October 2022

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Assessment Training

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

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09 November 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 November 2022

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Assessment Training

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

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06 December 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 December 2022

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