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Update 21: OCN NI VTQ Assessments 2021
As you will be acutely aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has required government to take additional measures to control the spread of the virus. The rapid rise in COVID-19 has meant that Northern Ireland had to move into a new phase of restrictions, resulting in all primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and other training providers having to move to remote education, until at least February half-term 2021. As a consequence, you will have heard the decision by Peter Weir, NI Minster of Education, to cancel all GCSE, AS and A levels exams due to be taken in summer 2021.
“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