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Christmas Closure and Registration Submission Dates

Christmas Closure and Registration Submission Dates

The One Awards office will be closed from 4:30pm on Friday 21st December 2018, and re-open at 9:00am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

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How did we do - Registration and Certification Standards

How did we do - Registration and Certification Standards

We are pleased to provide the Registration and Certification standards for August to October 2018.

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One Awards are delighted to welcome our new Senior Business Development Manager

One Awards are delighted to welcome our new Senior Business Development Manager

One Awards are delighted to welcome our new Senior Business Development Manager, Roger Guy

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One Awards to join NOCN Group

One Awards to join NOCN Group

One Awards are delighted to announce that from 1 August 2018 One Awards will join the NOCN Group. This move will widen the NOCN Group offer to the FE market to include Access to HE, regulated qualifications, Functional Skills and apprentice end point assessments.

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How did we do in February 2018? Registration Service Standards

How did we do in February 2018? Registration Service Standards

In February 2018, our average turnaround time for registrations was the same day, and two days for certification.

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One Awards welcomes new Managing Director

One Awards welcomes new Managing Director

We are delighted to announce that following an extensive recruitment process before Christmas, Fabienne Bailey has joined One Awards as Managing Director. Fabienne has 18 years’ experience in the education and training sector along with 10 years’ senior management experience within the learning and skills environment and may already know many of you in the sector.

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Successful One Awards Access to HE Admissions Fair attracts students from across the UK

Successful One Awards Access to HE Admissions Fair attracts students from across the UK

On Thursday 19th October, One Awards hosted its annual Access to HE Admissions Fair at St James’ Park in Newcastle for students enrolled on Access courses across the North of England. 26 colleges, universities and employers exhibited on the day providing students with the opportunity to explore their options and inform important decisions about their future careers.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 One Awards Learning

Outstanding Provision of One Awards Learning

Winner - The Cornforth Partnership Highly Commended - Tyneside Foyer for the Home Achievement Programme

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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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Excellence in the Provision of Access to HE Diplomas

Excellence in the Provision of Access to HE Diplomas

Winner - Hartlepool College of Further Education Highly Commended - Derwentside College

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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