Voluntary and Community Organisations

Voluntary and Community Organisations

The voluntary and community sector, also known as the third sector, consist of organisations that are not-for-profit and non-governmental. This sector is hugely diverse, covering social enterprises, neighbourhood watch groups, community groups, and national and international charities. 

OCN NI have over 20 years’ experience working with a wide range of third sector organisations across Northern Ireland to develop bespoke programmes and regulated qualifications which meet their learner needs and capabilities. Through endorsed and regulated provision, learners can begin their learning journey within a supportive environment, gain key skills and qualifications, and progress into further education or employment.

Cheryl Ball, Training Development Manager at NOW Group said

"NOW Group is a social enterprise who support people with learning difficulties and autism into jobs with a future. The delivery of OCN NI accredited courses by our innovative training team has enabled us to fulfil our mission of supporting our participants into sustainable employment.

OCN NI have made education and learning both accessible and enjoyable for our participants. The support we have had from OCN NI has been excellent. Together OCN NI and NOW Group have been able to provide our participants with a variety of new skills, recognised qualifications, and a brighter future."

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