Welcome to the OCN NI Strategic Plan 2019-2022. OCN NI is a leading Awarding Organisation, working with Further Education Colleges, Schools, Training Organisations, Third Sector Organisations, Health Trusts, Prisons and other education and training organisations. Our offices are based in Belfast and we are regulated by statutory bodies to develop professional and technical qualifications from Entry Level up to and including Level 5 across all subject areas.


We are an independent, self-financing charitable organisation that has a proven track record of delivering and contributing to the NI skills agenda. As an indigenous Awarding Organisation based in Belfast, our priority is to develop and maintain qualifications tailored to the needs of people living and working in NI. Our flexibility and responsiveness to economic need ensures our qualifications are tailored to the needs of education and training providers, employers, learners and align to the outcomes of the draft NI Programme for Government.


Our mission is to ‘develop and award qualifications which engage, enrich and equip learners for life.’ At OCN NI we recognise that our mission can only be delivered if we work in partnership and collaboration with other like-minded organisations. Through working in partnership with our recognised education and training providers, we are able to develop and award qualifications which help tackle educational underachievement and remove barriers to learning. Since OCN NI was established, we have developed economically relevant and learner engaging curricula, which have benefited the lives of over half a million people living in NI.

Over the coming years we will continue to support our local government, its departments and our education and training providers.We will tackle educational underachievement and help to create a skilled workforce to meet the needs of the NI economy and beyond.

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