Ofqual has changed the way Awarding Organisations describe the size of a regulated qualification and between now and December 2017.
We have several events planned for 2017, please put them in your diary:
We would like to welcome the following organisations who have recently gained approval.
NOCN is now one of the top three apprentice assessment organisations.
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.
Hartlepool College’s Celebration of Achievement Awards saw students scoop accolades for their outstanding work throughout 2015/16.
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.
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.
Information on New Qualifications, Qualification Amendments and Withdrawal of Qualifications
Those were the parting words of former teacher Margaret Cockrill as she retired after ten years working as a volunteer in adult learning.
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.
We would like to welcome the following organisation who have recently gained approval.
We held a consultation event in June 2016, which many of you attended and kindly contributed your thoughts and ideas at the various workshops.
One Awards staff members Patrick Mallon and Bridget Randall successfully completed the recent Great North Run.
We are pleased to announce the following new qualifications that have been regulated by Ofqual.
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 .
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.
We are pleased to inform you that the following qualifications have now been extended to 31/12/2017
Redcar & Cleveland College has launched a new scheme to help people without qualifications prepare for study in higher education or the world of work.
One Awards were delighted to attend Tyne Metropolitan College Student Awards held on 30th June 2016.
In June 2016, our average turnaround time for registrations was the same day, and 1 day for certification.
Top achievers from a Teesside college have been recognised in an annual awards ceremony celebrating the rising stars of the future.
Student Achievements were celebrated at Middlesbrough College Student Awards held on 15th June 2016
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.
We would like to welcome the following organisation who have recently gained approval.
In May 2016, our average turnaround time for registrations was the same day, and 1 day for certification.
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.
We would like to welcome the following organisations who have recently gained Centre Recognition with One Awards:
South Tyneside College’s Interface department were finalist at a prestigious national award for its innovative autism provision.
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.
NOCN carried out a survey of all One Awards Centres using NOCN Qualifications, in November 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This has been a period of change for many qualifications with many older ones withdrawn and new ones launched
Action Foundation have been presented with the Guardian Charity Awards one of only five winners from almost 1300 entries.
Excellent turnaround times in November 2015, for registration and certification
We would like to welcome the following organisations who have recently gained Centre Recognition with One Awards.
We are pleased to announce that we are now implementing a change to the order NOCN certificates will be issued.
Thank you to everyone who voted for former trustee Minna Ireland for The Guardian’s Trustee of the Year 2015.
One Awards are delighted to announce that further to the approval of the suite of NOCN Certificates in Skills for Employment and Study (QCF).
We would like to welcome the following new members who have been approved by our Board of Trustees.
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
The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) updated list of qualifications which it has approved for public funding for 2015 to 2016 on 1st October 2015.
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.
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.
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.
The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) updated list of qualifications which it has approved for public funding for 2015 to 2016 on 01 July 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.
Winner - Northumberland CVA Highly Commended - Catcote Academy
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.
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.
NOCN has over 400 qualifications - but do you know which ones are funded?
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.
Nominations are open for our Celebration of Learning Awards 2015.
On 21st March One Awards, formerly OCN North East Region, celebrated its first birthday under its new brand!
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.
Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd is pleased to celebrate the successful achievement of their Traditional Skills Apprenticeship with their first three apprentices this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
QCF Units confirmed for funding as part of the single adult skills budget (2014/15)
Article on how Heritage Craft Alliance based in Bedale, North Yorkshire and One Awards are working together to help bridge the construction skills gap.
The suite of NOCN Independent Living (QCF) qualifications have been confirmed for funding during 2014-15.
Information on NOCN Qualifications recently approved by Ofqual
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.