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One Awards ‘Access to HE Fair’ goes virtual at vital time for Adult and Lifelong Learning

One Awards ‘Access to HE Fair’ goes virtual at vital time for Adult and Lifelong Learning

The annual One Awards, Access to Higher Education Fair is set to take place virtually from the 9th-13th November to promote adult learning and routes to either University or Higher/Degree Apprenticeships and the event could not come at a more vital time, with adult and lifelong learning set to play a vital role in the UK’s journey to recovery from the widespread impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Access to HE Webinar - Supporting Learners Determined for Success

Access to HE Webinar - Supporting Learners Determined for Success

As a leading Access Validating Agency for over 24 years, this free webinar will provide an introduction to One Awards Access to HE Diplomas including the high level of support and Diploma structures.

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One Awards HE Admissions Fair 9-13th November 2020

One Awards HE Admissions Fair 9-13th November 2020

We are pleased to provide details of our virtual HE Admissions Fair for 2020 that will take place from 9-13th November 2020.

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Celebrating and remembering 20 Years' service for One Awards colleagues

Celebrating and remembering 20 Years' service for One Awards colleagues

3 members of One Awards staff reached 20 years’ service over the last 6 months, Ann McCluskey, Dave Johnson and Sue Scheilling as part of the Quality Assurance teams covering both NOCN Qualifications, Access to HE Diplomas and Bespoke Accreditation.

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COVID-19 Access to HE update: 28th September 2020

COVID-19 Access to HE update: 28th September 2020

QAA have today (28.09.2020) published guidance on the arrangements for the award and assessment of Access to HE Diplomas in 2020-21.

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One Awards Team moving to virtual office working

One Awards Team moving to virtual office working

Covid 19 and the lockdown restrictions have impacted many individuals, businesses, communities, and charitable organisations like ourselves and has forced a change to the way we are able to work and connect with our customers. One Awards have been successful in adapting to the new ways of working, using technology better to communicate with each other and our centres.

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Access to HE Webinar - Making the most of your Advanced Learner Loan Allocation

Access to HE Webinar - Making the most of your Advanced Learner Loan Allocation

As a leading Access Validating Agency these free webinars will provide an introduction to Access to HE Diplomas and the funding that can be drawn down by providers.

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New Chair of Trustees for One Awards

New Chair of Trustees for One Awards

David Balme 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, Peter Stonell who has been a Trustee since 2015 and led the board from 2017.

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We are clapping for former Access to HE student Bethany

We are clapping for former Access to HE student Bethany

Former One Awards Access to HE Health student Bethany, who completed her Diploma at Redcar and Cleveland College talks about her experiences working as a staff nurse on the front line and shares her stay at home message to all.

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One Awards MD in Leaders Council Podcast with Lord Blunkett

One Awards MD in Leaders Council Podcast with Lord Blunkett

One Awards Managing Director Fabienne Bailey recently appeared in a Leaders Council podcast alongside Lord Blunkett.

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Digital Skills - Be Part of the Digital World

Digital Skills - Be Part of the Digital World

Technology has revolutionised the way we work, but more than half of UK employees (53%) do not have the digital skills needed for work. These skills can be anything from being able to avoid suspicious links and pop-ups to sharing documents by attaching to an email.

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Coronavirus Update for Customers

Coronavirus Update for Customers

At One Awards and the wider NOCN Group we will endeavour to minimise the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on our support for training centres, test centres and learners, whilst following the advice from Public health England and the Department of Education.

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One Awards Head of Quality celebrates 20 years service

One Awards Head of Quality celebrates 20 years service

​Jennie Lawson, Head of Quality at One Awards, celebrated 20 years with One Awards.

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Celebration of Learning Awards

Celebration of Learning Awards

Life-changing achievements by delighted North East learners of all ages were celebrated on Tuesday 12 February 2020 at the One Awards Celebration of Learning Awards 2019.

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One Awards Annual General Meeting

One Awards Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting was held on 12th February 2020, as part of the Celebration of Learning Awards, the event brought together recognised centres, One Awards Staff, Trustees and stakeholders.

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NOCN Group Managing Director to support Halo Project South Africa

NOCN Group Managing Director to support Halo Project South Africa

NOCN Group Managing Director Graham Hasting-Evans is to become a Director of the Halo Project South Africa to support the global campaign to raise awareness and challenge gender-based violence in the country

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NOCN Group delighted to be recognised at NCFD Grand Awards

NOCN Group delighted to be recognised at NCFD Grand Awards

​NOCN was the first Awarding Organisation and Apprentice Assessment Organisation to be accredited as Leaders in Diversity by the National Centre for Diversity (NCFD). The organisation is now ranked number 30 in the NCFD 2019 Top 100 Diversity Index, which celebrates the UK’s private, public and third sector employers setting the bar for fairness in the workplace.

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One Awards office closed - Thursday 6th February 2020

One Awards office closed - Thursday 6th February 2020

The One Awards office will be closed on Thursday 6th February 2020 due to due to One Awards Staff Development Day. The office will re-open at 9.00am on Friday 7th February 2020.

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