Units form the building blocks of all OCN NI Qualifications and Endorsed Courses. All OCN NI approved units are assigned a credit value and level and must meet a set of agreed standards. 

The units within OCN NI Qualifications and Endorsed Courses include each of the following:

  • Title
  • Credit Value
  • Level
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Assessment Criteria

Credit Value (size)

All units are given a credit value. This identifies the number of credits a learner can achieve through successful achievement of the unit.  The table below shows the equivalent notional learning time per credit value. 

Credit Value

Notional Learning Time (hrs)

1

10

2

20

3

30

6

60

9

90

12

120


Levels

Qualifications and Endorsed Courses are assigned a level. Levels are the indicator of depth of knowledge required by a learner to achieve the given Qualification or Endorsed Course. For level comparability please see the appropriate material below.

Here are some useful links: