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Centre Recognition

In order to offer NOCN qualifications and units, your organisation must first be approved as an NOCN Recognised Centre.  One Awards delivers services on behalf of NOCN, so we will take you through the full process.

The Centre Recognition process can be undertaken in five straightforward steps:

Step 1 – You contact us: either complete the new business enquiry form or give us a call 0191 518 6550. 

One Awards New Business Enquiry Form

We will ask you a set of standard questions relating to your organisation and your accreditation requirements; we will provide you with information about One Awards.

Step 2 – We contact you: one of our Business Development Team will get in touch with you

The information you have given us will be passed to one of our Business Development Team who will then contact you to arrange a meeting to discuss your specific requirements.  There is no commitment on either side at this stage.  During this meeting we will answer any questions and provide you with details of:

  • the Centre Recognition process;
  • the range of NOCN qualifications and units you will be able to deliver;
  • the range of One Awards guidance, information sessions available to you and your staff.

Step 3 – Complete the Application Form

If, after your discussions with our Business Development Team, you decide that you would like your organisation to become a Recognised Centre, you will need to submit a Centre Recognition Application Form, detailing the NOCN qualification/s you wish to use.

Step 4 – Consideration of your Centre Recognition Application

We will review your completed Centre Recognition Application Form against the Centre Recognition terms and conditions.  One of our External Verifiers will then meet with you to check the details on your Application Form to ensure that they meet our requirements.

Step 5 - Confirmation of approval of Centre Recognition

Following the meeting with the External Verifier, if all requirements have been met, you will receive final approval of your organisation’s Recognised Centre status, subject to receipt of payment.  At this point you will also have full access to the relevant advice, information and guidance we offer to Recognised Centres.

"NOCN qualifications are closely aligned to the needs of businesses and help students across the region improve their prospects for progression into employment and continued education".

Darren Hankey, Principal and Chief Executive
Hartlepool College of Further Education