The Study Programme

2015 was a busy year for us in relation to Study Programmes and we’ve been working hard to support our members to provide valuable and engaging programmes of learning offering appropriate progression. We’ve seen some great successes from Entry Level through to Level 2 and we hope to build on this during 2016/2017.

We offer a number of qualifications which meet the requirements of Study Programmes and support other priorities facing the 16-19 market and we offer an extensive and growing portfolio of substantial vocational qualifications in a range of sectors.

The benefits

Many NOCN Vocational Qualifications are portfolio based and can be assessed without prescribed external assessments. Delivery and assessment can therefore be individualised. These qualifications are designed to stretch the learner and provide clear progression routes to training, employment or higher education.

Developing skills in English and Maths

In addition, for learners who haven’t yet achieved GCSE Grade ‘C’ in English and maths at 16, we can support them with our tried and tested Functional Skills qualifications.

For details of our Functional Skills Qualifications Click Here

Alternatively you may wish to consider our approved Stepping Stone qualifications

NOCN Entry Level, Level 1 and 2 Awards in English Skills (QCF)

NOCN Entry Level, Level 1 and 2 Awards in Mathematics Skills (QCF)

The qualifications have been developed in response to the need to replace the Adult Literacy and Numeracy qualifications at Level 1 and 2. The Government agenda is that people should attain GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade A* - C wherever possible, but it is accepted that they may require stepping stones to enable them to reach that target.

The objective of these qualifications is to provide learners with the opportunity to work in detail on identified areas of English or Mathematics that need further development and to prepare the learner to progress onto full English or Mathematics qualifications. The qualifications recognise the journey that the learner needs to make in order to progress to further study in English or Mathematics. Completion of the English or Mathematics Skills qualifications does not mean that the learner has reached full competence across the English or Mathematics curricula at a specific level, but it does show that the learner has made significant progress in improving competence in these areas.

Added Value - Work Experience and Work Preparation

The Study Programme encourages centres to offer qualifications which add value to the learner’s experience and ultimately make them more employable; One Awards can also support you with this.

Study Programme designs usually include a period of work-experience/work preparation to enable learners to develop the skills needed in the workplace. To support this, we also offer a number of qualifications which can be delivered alongside the Study Programme, focusing on skills such as CV writing, interview preparation, job search and personal skills.

Planning the way forward

Why not ask our Business Development team for further information, our Account Managers will be pleased to call or meet with you to discuss your requirements.

I felt that I was supported brilliantly and challenged when needed with great development ideas. Every single member of staff I have had contact with has been rather lovely.

Alison Fish
Northern Rights CIC