Common questions

What is a NOCN certificate?

What is a NOCN certificate?

The NOCN Level 1 Award and Certificate in Basic Construction Skills is designed to offer an introduction to the construction industry and will prepare learners to progress to higher level related qualifications in the construction sector.

What is a Level 3 vocational course equivalent to?

A mixture of 3 A Level or Vocational (Extended Certificate) qualifications. A singular Vocational (Extended Diploma) qualification – this qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels or Extended Certificates; it will occupy a similar portion of your timetable and have a similar UCAS tariff points value.

What is a Level 1 vocational qualification?

The OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Vocational Studies has been designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to progress to vocational study, in any sector. It offers an opportunity to develop essential learning skills along with vocational units from one or more sectors.

What are credit values in qualifications?

The credit value represents how long it will take and the level represents the level of difficulty, from Entry level to level 8. All units in the QCF can be assessed individually, though the QCF allows for cross-referencing of evidence, so that work can be assessed for more than one unit, as appropriate.

What is OCR qualification?

OCR Nationals are vocational qualifications, which are designed to teach practical workplace skills. OCR Nationals are assessed entirely on the work you do in class, which means there are no exams. OCR Nationals are graded as either a ‘Pass’, ‘Merit’ or ‘Distinction’.

What is a vocational level 3 qualification?

Level 3. Equivalent to two or three A Levels. Generally, this is the level you can study on if you have passed four/five plus GCSEs at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications at pass level. Most courses will require you to have a grade A* to C in maths and/or English.

What is a vocational course equivalent to?

Level 1 vocational qualifications build confidence and help people prepare for further learning and work. Level 2 vocational qualifications are the equivalent of GCSE grades 9 to 4. Level 3 vocational qualifications are equivalent to A levels. Level 6 vocational qualifications are equivalent to an honours degree.

What does NOCN stand for?

National Open College Network
The National Open College Network (NOCN), formerly known as the Open College Network (OCN), is a United Kingdom organisation developed to recognise informal learning achieved by adults.

Is a degree a vocational qualification?

Vocational qualifications are a good option if you have a clear idea of what type of career or trade you’d like to work in. You can take vocational qualifications from the age of 14 (although there are a lot more options from 16) alongside, instead of, or after, academic ones like GCSEs, A-levels or degrees.