OCNLR Level 3 Award in Community Campaigning

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  • England

The purpose of the OCNLR Level 3 Award in Community Campaigning is to help learners engage and contribute to their community, take the initiative in bringing about positive change, and develop transferable skills in the process, especially relating to communication and leadership. Such skills may aid their continued study, for example in higher education, and/or help with employment related skills, whether in a related vocation or more generally.

The qualification was developed in collaboration with, and supported by, Friends of the Earth.

Schools and colleges may offer qualifications that are not included in the performance tables, if approved for teaching to 16-19 year olds, where this is in the best interests of individual students.

This qualification is not listed on the 16 -19 performance tables.

Education context

This qualification is expected to be delivered primarily in schools and colleges across the UK. It is aimed at the 16–18 age group, but is also suitable for adult learners.

Awarding organisation
  • OCN London
Qualification code

The OCNLR Level 3 Award in Community Campaigning comprises four mandatory units which total 11 credits.

Subject areas

Mandatory units

A/508/5259 Understanding Community Campaigning

T/508/5258 Mapping Power for a Community Campaign

Y/508/5298 Organising Community Campaigns

F/508/5294 Effective Negotiation in a Campaigning Context

  • Level 3

Level 3 qualifications regulated to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

A levels are also Level 3 qualifications regulated to the Regulated Qualifications Framework.

Level 3 is the same level as the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 6.


The qualification and the units are not graded. They are achieved or not achieved.


The assessment method for this qualification is by portfolio of evidence.

The assessment process for the OCNLR Level 3 Award in Community Campaigning is as follows:

  • The learners are assessed through activities that are internally set by tutor assessors
  • The activities must be designed to enable learners to meet the assessment criteria of the unit
  • The portfolios of assessed evidence are externally moderated by an OCN London External  Moderator

Assessment activities are indicated on each unit. All the assessment criteria in a unit must be met before the unit is deemed achieved.

There is no additional external assessment for this qualification.

Contribution of assessment components to overall grade

All units must be achieved.

The qualification is achieved on successful completion of all units.

Resit arrangements

Portfolios may be resubmitted. There is no limit to the number of times a portfolio can be submitted. Resubmissions must be made within reasonable time limits set by the delivering organisation, and authenticity must not be compromised.

Guided/notional learning hours
Total qualification time: 110 hours. GLH: 64 hours
Guided/notional learning hours notes

The qualification consists of 11 credits of ten notional hours per credit.

UCAS Tariff points

OCNLR Level 3 Award in Community Campaigning

Grade Points
P 8
Key issues for UK HE admissions

This qualification provides learners with the opportunity to engage in campaigning to bring about positive change in their community, and develop transferable skills for life and work, including leadership, building working relationships, planning, and evaluation. As such, learners will be well placed to undertake further or higher study or employment (paid or voluntary) in related or unrelated areas.

First awards of the qualification will be in June 2017.

Timing of assessments/results for learners

Assessments are continuous and based on the work conducted in course and portfolio moderation. Certification is on completion of the qualification, which can be at any time of the year.

Qualification date
Starting from 01 Jun 2017
Qualification dates notes

This is a current qualification.

Reporting and certification information

Certification information is submitted to Ofqual only and is not made public.

The results of many UK qualifications are reported to UCAS through Awarding Body Linkage (ABL)

  • A levels and results from larger awarding bodies are reported automatically
  • IB results are only reported with the candidate’s permission
  • Some results are not reported through ABL, this does not reflect the validity of the qualification.

The results available through ABL.

Where results are not available through ABL, HEPs will need to ask applicants to provide their own evidence of achievement.

Progression information

The OCNLR Award in Community Campaigning provides learners with the opportunity to develop valuable transferable skills for life and work, including communication, leadership, building working relationships, negotiation, planning, evaluation, and self-reflection. As a result, learners are well placed to pursue further or higher programmes of study or employment (paid or voluntary) in related or unrelated areas.

Learners will benefit by gaining an insight into how they might engage ethically and responsibly with bringing about positive change in their local community, while developing useful transferable skills. 

They will acquire skills and knowledge:

  • building alliances
  • effective negotiation
  • planning and delivering a campaign
  • evaluating own actions
Further information

The qualification guide (specification) for the Level 3 Award in Community Campaigning can be found at: www.ocnlondon.org.uk/Portals/0/Documents/OCN%20London%20Qualification%2…

Further details of OCN London qualifications can be found at: http://www.ocnlondon.org.uk/qualifications.aspx