NOCN Qualifications

An international, leading Awarding Organisation, NOCN serves thousands of Centres with high quality regulated vocational and technical qualifications and apprenticeships. Qualifications range from Entry to Level 7 in a number of sectors.

As part of the NOCN Group we provide a wide range of qualifications and services on behalf of NOCN, a leading international Awarding and Assessment Organisation. Use the NOCN Qualifications search boxes above to find NOCN qualifications - each search box is independent. Use the NOCN SETPD search to explore the units in the suite of Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development qualifications.

NOCN offers arguably the broadest range of qualifications and alternative routes for both experienced workers and new entrants to the jobs market. From Entry Level to Level 7 and including everything from ‘skills for life topics’, apprenticeships, management and Functional Skills English and maths, we advance careers and open doors to new opportunities.

NOCN qualifications are flexible and responsive to learner needs and credit based, consisting of individual units of assessment, each with an assigned level and credit value attached. Learners who demonstrate that they have achieved the learning outcomes of a specified unit are awarded credits and can collect/accumulate these over time towards the achievement of a full qualification.

Regulated qualifications

NOCN has a suite of high quality qualifications available for people at all levels:

  • Traineeships and Apprenticeships for those just starting out
  • Management Development courses for aspiring leaders
  • Awards, certificates and diplomas - available in a range of subjects
  • Productivity qualifications - NOCN is the only Awarding Organsation with a specific focus on Productivity Improvement through digital skills and management.


Many NOCN qualifications are available for public funding. There are various sources of funding available, from national budgets to local skills priorities, determined according to demand and the positive impact on the economy. Click the link below to download the current funding spreadsheet - correct at time of production. For current funding status it is advised that you consult The Hub or visit the nocn funding page on

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Keith Powles
Ridgeway Learning Centre