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How did we do in August? Registration Service Standards

How did we do in August? Registration Service Standards

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

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How did we do in May? Registration Service Standards

How did we do in May? Registration Service Standards

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

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Cskills joins NOCN

Cskills joins NOCN

NOCN acquires Cskills to build a UK leading awarding and assessment organisation.

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DISC wins “Heart of the Community” Award

DISC wins “Heart of the Community” Award

Newton Aycliffe-based charity DISC has won a prestigious award proving it was at the “Heart of the Community”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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Outstanding Provision of NOCN Learning

Outstanding Provision of NOCN Learning

Winner - Northumberland CVA Highly Commended - Catcote Academy

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recently approved NOCN Qualifications

Recently approved NOCN Qualifications

Information on NOCN Qualifications recently approved by Ofqual

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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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