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 Operations Handbook. For details of our costs, please view our Charges Booklet
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 Invigilation Feedback form.
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 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.
Forms & Downloads
Training & Development
We have also produced some How To articles below:
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.View all
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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Systems & Processes webinar for OCN London approved Centres
Join us for this free instructional session on how to make the most of our Quartz system and our certification...
OCN London Endorsed Quality Stamped
Our OCN London Endorsed service is the ideal choice for organisations seeking a quality label for the internal training that they diligently plan and...
How to become an OCN London approved Centre
Join us for this informative 30 minute webinar, on how to become an OCN London approved...
How to market your qualifications and reach your audience
In this informative 30 minute session, you will hear some advice and tips about how to promote and position your qualifications, from an experienced education...