Welcome to OCN Credit4Learning

With a background in education stretching back to the 1980s, OCN Credit4Learning is a long established not for profit making educational charity working to improve the quality of education across the UK.

We accredit over 1000 training programmes in a wide range of vocational sectors including business and finance; health & social care; construction, music & arts and a wide range of bespoke educational programmes aimed at directly empowering learners.  We are extremely proud of our social and educational programmes, which have led to a dramatic improvement in the quality of many people’s lives. During the academic year 2010/11 there were 12,000 registered students on our courses varying from pre-entry level up to level 3. The courses range in delivery frameworks from half days to two years.

Many of our partner organisations have established successful programmes through working with us, and can testify to our supportive, innovative and refreshing approach.  Please feel free to call us for more information or just for a chat.


In the action brought by the educational charity NOCN (formerly National Open College Network) in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (‘IPEC’) against the educational charity, OCN Credit4Learning, to prevent the latter from using the acronym OCN, the name OCN Credit4Learning, its domain name ocncredit4learning.com and a specific logo (the ‘Defendant’s Logo’), the  Court determined that:
(a)     NOCN’s registration of the acronym OCN as a trade mark is invalid;
(b)     OCN Credit4Learning is entitled to use the acronym OCN (including ‘ocn’ in lower case), the name OCN Credit4Learning and its domain name ocncredit4learning.com and its use of those names does not amount to trade mark infringement or passing off;
(c)     OCN Credit4Learning is not entitled to use the Defendant’s Logo and shall not do so after 25th December 2015.

A full copy of the judgment can be found at this link.


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