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News Archive 2016

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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