15th April 2024 – Important notice for all approved centres

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Centre Area

If you are an Access to HE centre, please visit our dedicated Access To HE Centre Area. If you want an overview of the operations centres need to carry out as active members of OCN London, see the Centre Handbook. For details of our costs, please view our Charges Booklet

Guidance

Learner registration

Learner Registration is carried out by logging on to QuartzWeb or Access QuartzWeb for Access to HE learners. Learn more by looking at our handy QuartzWeb Guides.

Assessment

Assessment is the means by which the centre checks that learners have achieved the relevant learning outcomes for their course/unit(s). We have produced some Assessment Guides and some helpful templates to get you started. If you are delivering Essential Digital Skills Qualifications, you can feedback to us after each assessment using the EDSQ/DFSQ Invigilation form.

Moderation

Moderation is the process of checking that learners are being fairly and consistently assessed. With Internal Moderation this is carried out by the Internal Quality Assurer (IQA) at the centre. We have produced some helpful guidance and templates to assist you with this. External Moderation is carried out by OCN London External Quality Assurers (EQA) prior to the issuing of learner certificates. Learn more about External Quality Assurance and Quality Engagements.

Monitoring & Review

OCN London External Quality Assurers (EQA) will organise a formal Monitoring and Review engagement with OCN London approved centres annually. Some OCN London centres will also have their learner assessment processes monitored by the EQA throughout the year but not require formal moderation prior to learners being certificated (see Direct Claim Status section below).

The Hub

The Hub is our scheme for centres to get their External Quality Assurance completed quicker for superfast certification. Learn more about the Hub.

Direct Claim Status (DCS)

OCN London’s Centre Assessment Standards Scrutiny (CASS) strategy demonstrates that centres offering its regulated qualifications are no longer eligible for DCS status on the basis this was previously offered. However, those who held this status, will, in the future, be monitored by their centre’s EQA and processes will be put in place to ensure prompt issuing of learner certificates on completion of a qualification.

A centre offering bespoke accredited courses (unregulated qualifications) can hold DCS and directly claim credit certificates for learners from OCN London on the signature of its Approved Internal Moderator (AIM) alone.

In these cases, the centre has been judged as having at least one appropriately skilled and knowledgeable Approved Internal Moderator and robust quality assurance systems. Learn more.

Training & Development

We run regular OCN London training sessions to assist centres in all aspects of course delivery. To book a training session, locate your chosen session on the Training & Events page.

We have also produced some How To articles below:

Course delivery tools

OCN London now produces course delivery and assessment materials for most of our most popular units. See the Support Materials page to learn more and download some samples.

For information on Bespoke qualifications please contact the Curriculum Development Administrator

Become a Centre

If you are ready to apply to deliver OCN London qualifications and seeking Centre approval, please complete our online form to arrange a meeting with our team and to request the relevant documents.

Become a centre

Training & Events

We aim to ensure that our approved Centres and new customers are fully up-to-date with the latest developments and best practices by offering a comprehensive calendar of informative webinars and training events. Please browse our calendar to view our upcoming sessions.

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Webinar  |  31 Jul 15:00

CPD – Improving professional practice via accredited qualifications

Join our education professionals on this free 30 minute webinar to give you some tips and advice on the suitability of our CPD short...

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Webinar  |  6 Aug 09:30

Introduction To Assessment & Moderation Processes For Newly Recognised Centres

This training session is designed for people who are completely new to formal assessment and moderation and specifically have become an OCN London recognised...

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Webinar  |  19 Sep 09:30

Introduction to Internal and External Moderation Processes – Regulated and Unregulated Qualifications

This training session is designed for people who wish to be an internal moderator for OCN London or other Ofqual regulated unitised qualifications and/or those...

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Webinar  |  25 Sep 09:30

Introduction to Criteria Based Assessment Processes

This training session is designed for people who wish to be an assessor for OCN London courses or qualifications and/or who have to design assessment apparatus...

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Webinar  |  1 Oct 09:30

Introduction To Assessment & Moderation Processes For Newly Recognised Centres

This training session is designed for people who are completely new to formal assessment and moderation and specifically have become an OCN London recognised...

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Webinar  |  9 Oct 15:00

Systems and Processes webinar for approved OCN London Centres

Join our Business Support Manager for an overview of our online portal, QuartzWeb and our certification...

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