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QuartzWeb Update

QuartzWeb Update

From Tuesday 21st March 2017, when you log into QuartzWeb you should see that the layout and look of our system has changed.

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NOCN Qualification of the Month - March 2017

NOCN Qualification of the Month - March 2017

NOCN QUALIFICATION OF THE MONTH MARCH 2017: NOCN Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Children & Young People

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Apprenticeship reforms under scrutiny at One Awards Annual General Meeting

Apprenticeship reforms under scrutiny at One Awards Annual General Meeting

The future of apprenticeships and the impact that changes in government legislation will have on employers and training providers came under the spotlight at One Awards Annual General Meeting.

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Welcome to our new organisations

Welcome to our new organisations

We would like to welcome the following organisations who have recently gained approval.

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NOCN Customer Satisfaction Survey draw presentation

NOCN Customer Satisfaction Survey draw presentation

Clare Friskney at Darlington Borough Council recently completed the NOCN customer satisfaction survey and was one of the lucky recipients of a Kindle.

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Planning for the Summer period?

Planning for the Summer period?

We’ve a good range of qualifications with lower GLH which may suit your requirements. Here at One Awards we’ve been casting our minds forward to the warmer months and in particular, progression initiatives, planning for Summer Schools and enrolment for the coming academic year.

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It’s a Mobile World! – and Stockton Riverside College aim to equip learners for the journey

It’s a Mobile World! – and Stockton Riverside College aim to equip learners for the journey

Following the recent review, Ofsted was asked, among other things, to evaluate the extent to which Learning Providers teach Students to adopt safe and responsible practices in using new technologies; in response increased demand from our members, One Awards have developed a suite of accredited units from Entry Level 1 through to Level 2 aimed at addressing this need.

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NOCN's Qualification of the Month

NOCN's Qualification of the Month

We have chosen the NOCN Level 2 Award for the Safe Worker as our ‘Qualification of the Month’ as a result of the positive feedback it is already receiving since its launch in September 2016

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Media Savvy wins 'Provider of the Year'

Media Savvy wins 'Provider of the Year'

Sunderland based social enterprise Media Savvy CIC has been crowned as ‘Provider of the Year’ at Sunderland Council's Family, Adult and Community Learning Awards.

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How did we do in January? Registration Service Standards

How did we do in January? Registration Service Standards

In January 2017, our average turnaround time for registrations was the same day, and one day for certification.

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Success Stories

Success Stories

We would love to hear what is happening in your organisation so we can feature your learner stories and case studies within the newsletter and on the One Awards website.

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Changes with Ofqual Regulated Qualifications

Changes with Ofqual Regulated Qualifications

Ofqual has changed the way Awarding Organisations describe the size of a regulated qualification and between now and December 2017.

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Dates for your 2017 Diary!

Dates for your 2017 Diary!

We have several events planned for 2017, please put them in your diary:

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New NOCN Qualifications

New NOCN Qualifications

New qualifications regulated by Ofqual.

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Tis the Season … for Arabic Dance!

Tis the Season … for Arabic Dance!

This vibrant and sensual style of dance also known as Bellydance, Egyptian dance, Middle Eastern dance, or Raqs Sharqi (Raks Sharki) is popular all over the world as an inspirational art form that enriches the lives of thousands of people.

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Welcome to our new organisations

Welcome to our new organisations

We would like to welcome the following organisations who have recently gained approval.

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NOCN is in the top three!

NOCN is in the top three!

NOCN is now one of the top three apprentice assessment organisations.

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The Future of Access to HE Events

The Future of Access to HE Events

We would like to invite you to attend one of two upcoming Access to Higher Education events that we are running in Leeds and Manchester in the New Year.

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New One Awards Units - The Safe use of Technologies

New One Awards Units - The Safe use of Technologies

Following the recent review, Ofsted was asked, among other things, to evaluate the extent to which Learning Providers teach Students to adopt safe and responsible practices in using new technologies; in response increased demand from our members, One Awards have developed a suite of accredited units from Entry Level 1 through to Level 2 aimed at addressing this need.

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NOCN Level 2 SETPD confirmed for Funding

NOCN Level 2 SETPD confirmed for Funding

We are pleased to inform you that the suite of NOCN Level 2 Qualifications in Skills for Employment Training and Personal Development (QCF), Award, Certificate and Diploma are confirmed for funding until 31st July 2017.

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Celebrating Learner Success at Hartlepool College

Celebrating Learner Success at Hartlepool College

Hartlepool College’s Celebration of Achievement Awards saw students scoop accolades for their outstanding work throughout 2015/16.

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The North East’s first admissions fair for mature students exceeds expectations

The North East’s first admissions fair for mature students exceeds expectations

The North East’s first Higher Education admissions fair held exclusively for adults and mature students studying the Quality Assurance Agency Access to Higher Education Diploma attracted over 300 delegates seeking a new career.

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Your Views, Your News

Your Views, Your News

One Awards e-newsletter is circulated to all our recognised centres, we welcome your comments or ideas about what you would like to be included.

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NOCN Qualifications - New, Amendments and Withdrawals

NOCN Qualifications - New, Amendments and Withdrawals

Information on New Qualifications, Qualification Amendments and Withdrawal of Qualifications

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HE Admissions Fair for Access to HE Students

HE Admissions Fair for Access to HE Students

Following the success of the Admissions Fairs facilitated by QAA in London, we are delighted to provide details of our forthcoming HE Admissions Fair for Access to HE students which will take place at the Centre for Life in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on Wednesday 16th November, from 11.00am - 7.30pm.

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You're Never too old to try something new

You're Never too old to try something new

​Those were the parting words of former teacher Margaret Cockrill as she retired after ten years working as a volunteer in adult learning.

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Media Savvy present Shine On

Media Savvy present Shine On

Sunderland based Community Interest Company, Media Savvy CIC, hosted their third annual ‘SHINE_On’, exhibition that celebrates' the achievements of their learners, and showcase the creative work they have produced throughout the academic year.

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New Language Units

New Language Units

​In response to increasing demands for more foreign language provision One Awards has recently developed an extensive suite of accredited units incorporating eight distinct languages

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Welcome to our new organisations

Welcome to our new organisations

We would like to welcome the following organisation who have recently gained approval.

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You said We did

You said We did

We held a consultation event in June 2016, which many of you attended and kindly contributed your thoughts and ideas at the various workshops.

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Great North Run success for One Awards

Great North Run success for One Awards

One Awards staff members Patrick Mallon and Bridget Randall successfully completed the recent Great North Run.

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New NOCN Qualifications

New NOCN Qualifications

We are pleased to announce the following new qualifications that have been regulated by Ofqual.

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Introducing our new Customer Charter and service standards

Introducing our new Customer Charter and service standards

Here at One Awards, we’re proud of our reputation for delivering outstanding customer service. But we don’t want to get complacent, so we’re always striving to improve our service to you. As part of this, we’ve introduced a new Customer Service Charter, which tells you exactly what we’ll do, and when we’ll do it by .

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Access to HE Diploma Course Vacancies

Access to HE Diploma Course Vacancies

Diploma Vacancies The following colleges have vacancies on some of their Access to HE Diplomas listed below. Please contact the college of your choice directly using the information provided*.

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One Awards joins UK's elite 11 percent

One Awards joins UK's elite 11 percent

We are thrilled to announce that One Awards has become one of the first businesses in the region to achieve Investors in People Silver with a new version of the Standard.

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NOCN Qualification Extensions

NOCN Qualification Extensions

We are pleased to inform you that the following qualifications have now been extended to 31/12/2017

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New Scheme to Boost Basic Skills in Teesside

New Scheme to Boost Basic Skills in Teesside

Redcar & Cleveland College has launched a new scheme to help people without qualifications prepare for study in higher education or the world of work.

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The Tyne Metropolitan College Student Awards 2016

The Tyne Metropolitan College Student Awards 2016

One Awards were delighted to attend Tyne Metropolitan College Student Awards held on 30th June 2016.

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Celebrating the rising stars of the future at a Teesside College

Celebrating the rising stars of the future at a Teesside College

Top achievers from a Teesside college have been recognised in an annual awards ceremony celebrating the rising stars of the future.

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Middlesbrough College Student Awards 2016

Middlesbrough College Student Awards 2016

Student Achievements were celebrated at Middlesbrough College Student Awards held on 15th June 2016

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Vacancies: Access to HE Diploma Moderators

Vacancies: Access to HE Diploma Moderators

We are currently looking to appoint suitably qualified individuals to the role of Diploma Moderator to join our existing team working across Recognised Centres in Yorkshire and the North East and North West of England.

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Shaping One Awards Future in Learning and Skills

Shaping One Awards Future in Learning and Skills

One Awards’ Annual General Meeting and consultation event was held at Middlesbrough College’s state of the art STEM Centre on Friday 10th June 2016.

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Welcome to our new organisations

Welcome to our new organisations

We would like to welcome the following organisation who have recently gained approval.

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Redcar Students Offer Vital Aid to St John Ambulance

Redcar Students Offer Vital Aid to St John Ambulance

HEALTH students from a Redcar and Cleveland College have offered a lifeline to a St John Ambulance unit by pledging their volunteering services.

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How did we do in May? Registration Service Standards

How did we do in May? Registration Service Standards

In May 2016, our average turnaround time for registrations was the same day, and 1 day for certification.

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Session Outcome - Reviewing Assessment and Internal Verification Practice

Session Outcome - Reviewing Assessment and Internal Verification Practice

​An assessment and internal verification workshop was held on 26th May at Children North East in Newcastle.

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One Awards maintains Low Risk Rating with QAA

One Awards maintains Low Risk Rating with QAA

One Awards is delighted to announce that we have received written confirmation from The Quality Assurance Agency, (QAA), regulator for Access to HE Diplomas, that our risk level has been maintained at Low for the third successive year. This is the highest rating possible and provides external recognition of the continued high standards One Awards achieves.

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Session Outcome - How to Facilitate your Centre’s Standardisation Process

Session Outcome - How to Facilitate your Centre’s Standardisation Process

A practitioner workshop entitled “How to facilitate your Centre’s Standardisation Process” was held on 11th May 2016 at One Awards Peterlee.

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Marathon Triumph for Bridget

Marathon Triumph for Bridget

Bridget Randall, One Awards PA/HR Officer recently completed the London Marathon in 3 hours 57 minutes.

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Access To HE Student Becomes Access To HE Lecturer

Access To HE Student Becomes Access To HE Lecturer

After a change in career following the Access to Higher Education course, Elizabeth Shipley, 54 is now the Course Leader in Health at Stockton Riverside College, guiding the new Access to Health students into their chosen careers.

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Shaping One Awards Future in Learning and Skills Event

Shaping One Awards Future in Learning and Skills Event

We would like to invite you to attend our Shaping One Awards Future in Learning and Skills Event and AGM to be held at Middlesbrough College STEM Centre, Dock Road, Middlesbrough, TS2 1AD on Friday June 10th 2016 from 9.30am.

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QAA Access to HE annual quality development network event – 19 May 2016

QAA Access to HE annual quality development network event – 19 May 2016

QAA Access to HE annual quality development network event – 19 May 2016 Assessing, analysing and assuring the Access to HE Diploma

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Session Outcome - Centre Recognition Workshop, held 13th April 2016

Session Outcome - Centre Recognition Workshop, held 13th April 2016

A Centre Recognition Workshop was held on 13th April 2016 at One Awards office in Peterlee.

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Welcome to our new Centre Recognised organisations

Welcome to our new Centre Recognised organisations

We would like to welcome the following organisations who have recently gained Centre Recognition with One Awards:

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Celebrating 20 Years as an Access Validating Agency

Celebrating 20 Years as an Access Validating Agency

One Awards recently celebrated 20 years as an Access Validating Agency at a magnificent event held at The Sage, Gateshead on 11th March.

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How to Facilitate your Centre’s Standardisation Process - Session Outcome

How to Facilitate your Centre’s Standardisation Process - Session Outcome

A practitioner workshop entitled “How to facilitate your centre’s standardisation process” was held on 1st March 2016 at The Angelou Centre in Newcastle.

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Centre Recognition Workshop - Session Outcome

Centre Recognition Workshop - Session Outcome

A Centre Recognition Workshop was held on 2nd March 2016 at One Awards office in Peterlee.

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South Tyneside College finalist for National Award

South Tyneside College finalist for National Award

South Tyneside College’s Interface department were finalist at a prestigious national award for its innovative autism provision.

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Traineeships opened up to all SFA providers from February 2016

Traineeships opened up to all SFA providers from February 2016

Following the earlier pilots, 2015 was a busy year for us with more organisations becoming involved in the delivery of Traineeships. Regionally and nationally, models of delivery have been varied and delivery has been managed by a range of different providers including FE, Training Providers and Employers.

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Results from NOCN Customer Service Survey

Results from NOCN Customer Service Survey

NOCN carried out a survey of all One Awards Centres using NOCN Qualifications, in November 2015.

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NOCN wins 'Awarding Body of the Year' at Diversity Awards

NOCN wins 'Awarding Body of the Year' at Diversity Awards

Leading awarding and assessment organisation NOCN was successful at the recent National Centre for Diversity Grand Awards in Birmingham, winning ‘Awarding Body of the Year’ and ranking in the NCFD Diversity Top 100.

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Project Trust partners with Manchester University

Project Trust partners with Manchester University

Project Trust is delighted to announce a partnership with the University of Manchester's new BSc International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response course.

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One Awards January 2016 - Newsletter

One Awards January 2016 - Newsletter

Our January 2016 Newsletter is now available

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Welcome to Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Welcome to Hartlepool Sixth Form College

We are delighted to welcome Hartlepool Sixth Form College as a new Access to HE Provider with One Awards.

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An exciting suite of new qualifications for 2016

An exciting suite of new qualifications for 2016

The NOCN qualifications in Supporting Early Learning at Home are designed to provide knowledge and skills to parents and carers of babies and young children who may wish to continue their studies afterwards in areas related to early education and childcare.

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Welcome to our New Trustees

Welcome to our New Trustees

We would like to welcome Ann Burrell, Gary Cumiskey and Chris White who have recently joined our Board of Trustees. Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the mission and strategic direction of One Awards and works closely with the management team and staff to ensure the delivery of our charitable aims.

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Access to HE Learners - Where are you now?

Access to HE Learners - Where are you now?

​Did you study on an Access to HE course before you applied for your degree? Was your Access to HE Certificate awarded by TROCN or OCN North East Region, now known as One Awards? If so One Awards would like to hear from you.

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'Applying for Work' gains credit rating

'Applying for Work' gains credit rating

Developing employability skills is one of the main initiatives of the Scottish government. One Awards, in partnership with NOCN, are pleased to announce that the following learning programmes have been credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

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NOCN Qualification News

NOCN Qualification News

This has been a period of change for many qualifications with many older ones withdrawn and new ones launched

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Students sought for One Awards 20th year celebrations

Students sought for One Awards 20th year celebrations

One Awards, which was previously known as TROCN and OCN North East region, is keen to hear from anyone holding an Access to Higher Education Certificate or Diploma, who went on to complete a university degree.

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Congratulations to Action Foundation - the Guardian Charity Awards

Congratulations to Action Foundation - the Guardian Charity Awards

Action Foundation have been presented with the Guardian Charity Awards one of only five winners from almost 1300 entries.

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One Awards 20th Anniversary Access to HE Awards

One Awards 20th Anniversary Access to HE Awards

One Awards 20th Anniversary Access to HE Awards - please send us your nominations

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How did we do in November 2015?

How did we do in November 2015?

Excellent turnaround times in November 2015, for registration and certification

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Welcome to our new Centre Recognised organisations

Welcome to our new Centre Recognised organisations

​We would like to welcome the following organisations who have recently gained Centre Recognition with One Awards.

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Assessment and Internal Verification Practitioner Workshop - Session Outcome

Assessment and Internal Verification Practitioner Workshop - Session Outcome

An ‘Assessment and Internal Verification Practitioner Workshop’ was held on 23rd October 2015 at The Angelou Centre in Newcastle. The session covered the basics of assessment and internal verification practice.

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Important Changes to Certificate Sorting for NOCN Qualifications

Important Changes to Certificate Sorting for NOCN Qualifications

We are pleased to announce that we are now implementing a change to the order NOCN certificates will be issued.

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Vote for Minna! - The Result

Vote for Minna! - The Result

Thank you to everyone who voted for former trustee Minna Ireland for The Guardian’s Trustee of the Year 2015.

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Welcome to Calderdale College

Welcome to Calderdale College

We are delighted to welcome Calderdale College as a new Access to HE Provider with One Awards.

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Planning to Ensure Assessments are Effective - Session Outcome

Planning to Ensure Assessments are Effective - Session Outcome

​A practitioner workshop entitled ‘Planning to Ensure Assessments are Effective’ was held on 21st October 2015. The session covered the importance of good, effective assessment planning.

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NOCN Qualification in the Spotlight

NOCN Qualification in the Spotlight

One Awards are delighted to announce that further to the approval of the suite of NOCN Certificates in Skills for Employment and Study (QCF).

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Welcome to our New Members

Welcome to our New Members

We would like to welcome the following new members who have been approved by our Board of Trustees.

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SETPD Qualification Update

SETPD Qualification Update

Great news for centres using NOCN’s Skills for Employment Training and Personal Development qualifications who aim to provide a personalised approach to Study Programmes, Traineeships and Employability Initiatives

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NOCN Qualifications confirmed for funding 2015-16

NOCN Qualifications confirmed for funding 2015-16

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) updated list of qualifications which it has approved for public funding for 2015 to 2016 on 1st October 2015.

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Making a LEAP into a career in Hospitality

Making a LEAP into a career in Hospitality

Attendees on the LEAP Hospitality courses delivered through Redcar and Cleveland College were given hands on experience by Fat Brewer at their Hospitality Training Academy based in Crook, Co Durham.

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Welcome to our New Members

Welcome to our New Members

We would like to welcome the following new members who have been approved to deliver NOCN qualifications and One Awards units by our Board of Trustees.

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Single Funded Units

Single Funded Units

No Time for Qualifications..... Try Single Funded Units Instead!!

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Stepping Stone Qualification Approval

Stepping Stone Qualification Approval

NOCN Entry Level Maths and English Skills qualifications have been included on the approved list of new stepping stone qualifications to GCSE and Functional Skills.

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Tyne Metropolitan College Celebration of Success 2015

Tyne Metropolitan College Celebration of Success 2015

A collective celebration of success, achievements and accolades of Tyne Metropolitan College’s students resounded in the walls of the Whitley Bay Playhouse on the 7th July 2015.

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Middlesbrough College Annual Student Awards

Middlesbrough College Annual Student Awards

Middlesbrough College held their Annual Student Awards on 6th July 2015

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NOCN Qualifications funded by SFA for 2015 – 2016 updated 01 July 2015

NOCN Qualifications funded by SFA for 2015 – 2016 updated 01 July 2015

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) updated list of qualifications which it has approved for public funding for 2015 to 2016 on 01 July 2015.

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Celebration of Learning Awards 2015

Celebration of Learning Awards 2015

Life-changing achievements by delighted North East learners of all ages were celebrated in Newcastle on Friday 12 June at the One Awards Celebration of Learning Awards 2015.

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Learners Choice for Tutor or Group of Tutors

Learners Choice for Tutor or Group of Tutors

Winner - Debbie Rewcastle, Bishop Auckland College Highly Commended - Ros Jackson, Sunderland College

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Commitment to Learning

Commitment to Learning

Winner - Kathleen Fowler, Swan Lodge Highly Commended - James Richardson, Redcar Adult Learning Service

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Commitment to Learning - Learning Group

Commitment to Learning - Learning Group

Joint Winner - Hearts and Minds Group, The Cornforth Partnership Joint Winner - Tenancy Group, Swan Lodge

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Life Changing Learner under 24

Life Changing Learner under 24

Joint Winner - Robyn Sterling, Sunderland College Highly Commended - Jane Morton, The Clock

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Life Changing Learner 24+

Life Changing Learner 24+

Winner - Philip Taylor Highly Commened - Christopher Chicken

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How did we do in May 2015

How did we do in May 2015

Excellent turnaround times in May 2015, for registration and certification

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Life changing achievements by North East learners to be celebrated

Life changing achievements by North East learners to be celebrated

​Life-changing achievements by North East learners of all ages will be celebrated in Newcastle this Friday 12 June at the Celebration of Learning Awards 2015.

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One Awards supports Adult Learners Week

One Awards supports Adult Learners Week

One Awards is a proud supporter of Adult Learners Week and this year a sponsor of the Emplyer Award Northern Region won by The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Cullercoats.

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Latest Units - Understanding High Cost Credit and Credit Unions

Latest Units - Understanding High Cost Credit and Credit Unions

Do you work with adults who would benefit from learning about the implications of high-cost credit? Would those learners also benefit from understanding the role of credit unions?

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How did we do in April 2015

How did we do in April 2015

Turnaround times in April 2015, for registration and certification

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National Receptionist Day, Wednesday 13th May 2015

National Receptionist Day, Wednesday 13th May 2015

National Receptionists’ Day was first launched in 1991 in the US to celebrate the role of professional receptionists and is a special day to recognise and appreciate all the things that receptionists do for an organisation.

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The Festival of Learning and Adult Learners Week 13-19 June

The Festival of Learning and Adult Learners Week 13-19 June

One Awards and NOCN are champions of lifelong adult learning and we are proud to be sponsoring Adult Learners’ Week as part of the Festival of Learning. The Festival is co-ordinated by NIACE.

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Do you know which NOCN qualifications are funded?-updated

Do you know which NOCN qualifications are funded?-updated

​NOCN has over 400 qualifications - but do you know which ones are funded?

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Latest Units - Workplace Skills

Latest Units - Workplace Skills

We are delighted to announce two brand new bespoke accreditation units which meet the growing need for employers to upskill their workforce with a set of essential specific skills.

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How did we do in March 2015

How did we do in March 2015

Excellent turnaround times in March 2015, for registration and certification

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Learning is not preparation for life, learning is life itself

Learning is not preparation for life, learning is life itself

Learning is not preparation for life, learning is life itself - Celebration of Learning and AGM event at The County by Thistle, Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday June 12th from 9.30am.

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One Awards Celebration of Learning Awards 2015

One Awards Celebration of Learning Awards 2015

Nominations are open for our Celebration of Learning Awards 2015.

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Welcome to our New Members

Welcome to our New Members

We would like to welcome the following new members who have been approved to deliver NOCN qualifications and One Awards units by our Board of Trustees.

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Happy Birthday - One Awards is one!

Happy Birthday - One Awards is one!

On 21st March One Awards, formerly OCN North East Region, celebrated its first birthday under its new brand!

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One Awards supports National Youth Worker of the Year Awards 2015

One Awards supports National Youth Worker of the Year Awards 2015

One Awards helped celebrate the many contributions made to the welfare, personal and social development of young people at the 8th National Youth Worker of the Year Awards, hosted by YouthLink Scotland.

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Going for Gold in National Apprenticeship week

Going for Gold in National Apprenticeship week

Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd is pleased to celebrate the successful achievement of their Traditional Skills Apprenticeship with their first three apprentices this week.

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Save the Date - One Awards Summer Conference and AGM

Save the Date - One Awards Summer Conference and AGM

Save the date for our Summer Conference and AGM to be held on Friday 12th June 2015.

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Winners all round for One Awards

Winners all round for One Awards

At the Community Learning Awards in Co Durham on Friday 6th February, the organisation was delighted to celebrate the fantastic achievements of learners of all ages throughout the region.

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How did we do in January 2015

How did we do in January 2015

Excellent turnaround times in January 2015, for registration and certification

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Learners LEAP at the chance to get involved with Redcar and Cleveland College’s new initiative

Learners LEAP at the chance to get involved with Redcar and Cleveland College’s new initiative

LEAP – Linking Employment, Achievement and Potential The LEAP programme has been especially designed for Young People across Teesside, aged 16-24. It’s a short 6 week course that provides students with a vocational qualification, work experience and a guaranteed Apprenticeship Interview. Courses run throughout the year with and have a focus on different vocational areas.

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NOCN Customer Satisfaction Survey draw presentation

NOCN Customer Satisfaction Survey draw presentation

Carol Kidner, Exams and Data Officer at Abbey Hill Academy, Stockton on Tees completed the recent NOCN customer satisfaction survey and was selected as the lucky recipient of a Kindle Voyager.

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Joining forces to give credit where credits due

Joining forces to give credit where credits due

NOCN, the first awarding organisation to create and establish the credit based learning system in the UK, has signed a partnership agreement with ONE Awards, Agored Cymru and OCN Northern Ireland to ensure that ‘credit’ based learning and accreditation, with recognition of prior learning, remains part of the education and training system in the UK.

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One Awards honoured at North East Women Entrepreneur Awards

One Awards honoured at North East Women Entrepreneur Awards

The achievements of the region’s top female business leaders have been celebrated once again at the annual North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

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New Chair for One Awards

New Chair for One Awards

David Hall has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees for One Awards and takes up his post this month from outgoing Chair, Ray Snowdon who has been a Trustee since 2006 and led the board from 2011.

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November e-newsletter

November e-newsletter

The November e-newsletter is now available click here to read it.

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LDR Squared and One Awards launches unique Access to HE Diploma for science industry

LDR Squared and One Awards launches unique Access to HE Diploma for science industry

LDR Squared, a Wilton Centre-based training provider has been approved to deliver the Access to HE Diploma for people working in the science sector to gain qualifications needed to access university.

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Unit of the Month - November 2014

Unit of the Month - November 2014

We have hundreds of accredited units available within our unit bank, see what has been chosen as Unit on the Month for November 2014

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How did we do in October 2014?

How did we do in October 2014?

Excellent turnaround times in October 2014, for registration and certification

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Cleveland Police Emergency courses now nationally accredited by One Awards

Cleveland Police Emergency courses now nationally accredited by One Awards

​One Awards has recently awarded Steria, who works in partnership with Cleveland Police, national accreditation of five new Emergency Planning courses. As a result, Steria’s Emergency Planning courses are already being taught and implemented in UK industry, in educational establishments and in police forces up and down the country

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DCC Strategic Youth Work Team Learner Celebration

DCC Strategic Youth Work Team Learner Celebration

Learners from Durham County Council Youth Work Strategic Team were presented with their certificates at a celebratory event.

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How did we do in September 2014?

How did we do in September 2014?

Excellent turnaround times in September 2014, for registration and certification

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QCF Units confirmed for funding 2014-2015

QCF Units confirmed for funding 2014-2015

QCF Units confirmed for funding as part of the single adult skills budget (2014/15)

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Welcome to our New Members

Welcome to our New Members

We would like to welcome the following new members who have been approved to deliver NOCN qualifications and One Awards units by our Board of Trustees.

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Bridging the Construction Skills Gap

Bridging the Construction Skills Gap

Article on how Heritage Craft Alliance based in Bedale, North Yorkshire and One Awards are working together to help bridge the construction skills gap.

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Age UK County Durham Win National Lottery Stars Award

Age UK County Durham Win National Lottery Stars Award

Age UK County Durham’s programme “Come Eat Together” - with an integral “Healthy Eating for Older People” Level 1 Course, accredited by One Awards - has beaten off 750 national projects and six other finalists to win Best Health Project 2014.

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Heritage Craft Alliance bridge the construction skills gap

Heritage Craft Alliance bridge the construction skills gap

Heritage Craft Alliance based in Bedale, North Yorkshire and One Awards are working together to help bridge the construction skills gap.

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How did we do in August 2014?

How did we do in August 2014?

Excellent turnaround times in August 2014, for registration and certification

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Service Standards update from One Awards

Service Standards update from One Awards

One Awards are proud to announce that our service standards for registration and certification have significantly improved.

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One Awards Events Newsletter

One Awards Events Newsletter

One Awards offers an extensive range of events in support of Quality Assurance, Curriculum Development and Learner Achievement.

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How did we do in July?

How did we do in July?

Excellent turnaround times in July 2014, for registration and certification

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New Forms

New Forms

New Forms - please use!

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Independent Living Qualifications funded for 2014-15

Independent Living Qualifications funded for 2014-15

The suite of NOCN Independent Living (QCF) qualifications have been confirmed for funding during 2014-15.

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Learn About.... with One Awards Bespoke Accreditation

Learn About.... with One Awards Bespoke Accreditation

"Learn About…” leaflets offer examples of how One Awards units can be combined to create comprehensive and coherent programmes of learning.

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Mistura Informatics approved for the Quality Mark!

Mistura Informatics approved for the Quality Mark!

Mistura Informatics is approved for the Quality Mark from One Awards!

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Recently approved NOCN Qualifications

Recently approved NOCN Qualifications

Information on NOCN Qualifications recently approved by Ofqual

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Unit of the Month - July 2014

Unit of the Month - July 2014

We have hundreds of accredited units available within our unit bank, see what has been chosen as Unit on the Month for July 2014

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Celebrating the Learning Journey One Awards Access to HE Awards and AGM

Celebrating the Learning Journey One Awards Access to HE Awards and AGM

One Awards celebrated the achievements of Access to HE Students, Tutors and Centres at our Annual Awards held on Friday 20th June 2014

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One Awards featured in FE Week

One Awards featured in FE Week

One Awards CEO Louise Morritt features in this week's FEWeek, it is a fabulous article and inspirational story!

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Are you ready for the changes to the CSCS Green Card?

Are you ready for the changes to the CSCS Green Card?

From 1st July 2014 the green Construction Site Operative (CSO) card will no longer be issued. There will be a new green CSCS card, only available for people working in labouring occupations.

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Funding for NOCN Qualifications 2014 - 2015

Funding for NOCN Qualifications 2014 - 2015

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) is now updating its catalogue of funded qualifications on a monthly basis, with the most recent update available from 25 April 2014.

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Keith Fletcher Memorial Presentation

Keith Fletcher Memorial Presentation

‘Determined, inspiring, dedicated’- just three of the words used to describe Access Learners at the Keith Fletcher Memorial Access to HE Learner prize presentation on Thursday 27 March 2014 at The Palace of Westminster.

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How did we do in March?

How did we do in March?

Excellent turnaround times maintained in March 2014, for registration and certification

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Project Trust University Success

Project Trust University Success

Educational charity Project Trust is celebrating a landmark success, as for the first time one of its volunteers has been accepted into university on the strength of an application using their new One Awards (formerly OCN North East Region) accredited programme.

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1994-2014 The celebration of a journey

1994-2014 The celebration of a journey

OCN North East Region recently celebrated 20 years of championing Adult Education in the North East, Cumbria and Scotland at a successful event held at The Sage, Gateshead on the 21st March.

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'One' Partnership goes from Strength to Strength

'One' Partnership goes from Strength to Strength

Open College Network North East Region (OCNNER), which has helped adult learners get recognised qualifications for more than 20 years, has unveiled a new name and a fresh look for 2014. They will now be known as One Awards.

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New Members

New Members

New Members (November 2013 - January 2014) We would like to welcome the following new members who have been approved to deliver NOCN qualifications and One Awards units by our Board of Trustees.

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How did we do in February?

How did we do in February?

Excellent turnaround times in February 2014, for registration and certification

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