Open College Network Northern Ireland is established to advance the provision of education and lifelong learning for the public benefit.  The charity aims to promote the education and training of adults, children and young people in such ways as the directors think fit.  These include:

  • Promoting lifelong learning for the wider community through the development of individual capabilities, competencies, skills and understanding in areas of educational value;

  • Working with stakeholders & partners to promote and provide access to learning and accreditation opportunities that facilitate lifelong learning and work related skills;

  • Providing opportunity to those who have least benefited from traditional education;

  • Recognising achievement, accrediting learning, awarding qualifications and supporting continuous improvement in lifelong learning and work related skills