About us

Hear more about our work from Chief Executive, Mark Dawe

OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. 

Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their future, helping them achieve their full potential. 

Who do we work with?

We work with schools, colleges, workplaces and other institutions in the public and private sector. Over 13,000 centres choose the A Levels, GCSEs and vocational qualifications we offer, such as Cambridge Nationals, Cambridge Technicals and Cambridge Progression qualifications.

We develop our qualifications in close consultation with teachers, industry leaders and government to ensure they are relevant for learners today and meet requirements set by Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).

Training and support

We support providers to deliver our qualifications, ensuring our customers have access to:

  • Professional training
  • Support materials
  • Publications
  • Telephone contact with OCR advisors 
  • Online access to guidance at our websites.