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New telephone number for One Awards from 1st August 2022

New telephone number for One Awards from 1st August 2022

As part of our exciting new developments from 1st August 2022, we will also have a new telephone number

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Three members of One Awards staff celebrate long service milestones

Three members of One Awards staff celebrate long service milestones

Three members of One Awards staff have recently celebrated long service milestones.

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One Awards Access to HE Updates: New for August 2022

One Awards Access to HE Updates: New for August 2022

One Awards have several exciting developments which will be launched in August 2022!

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Bespoke Accrediation Webinar - 11th May 2022

Bespoke Accrediation Webinar - 11th May 2022

​Join us on the 11th May at 9:30 am for the 'Bespoke Accreditation: An Alternative Approach’ webinar which will provide an overview of Bespoke Accreditation.

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Unit of the Month - Produce and Receive British Sign Language

Unit of the Month - Produce and Receive British Sign Language

The fantastic and well-deserved success of Rose and Giovanni on Strictly Come Dancing, has led to a surge of interest from those looking to learn how to communicate with Deaf people in every-day situations or have a keen interest in learning British Sign Language.

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Quality Mark Webinars: A Training Endorsement

Quality Mark Webinars: A Training Endorsement

We have two Quality Mark webinars planned over the next few months to provide an overview of One Awards Quality Mark and how it can add value to your training programmes.

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Bespoke Accreditation Webinars

Bespoke Accreditation Webinars

We have two Bespoke Accreditation webinars planned over the coming months to provide an overview of One Awards Bespoke Accreditation.

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Webinar - One Awards Accreditation: Supporting a Bespoke Approach

Webinar - One Awards Accreditation: Supporting a Bespoke Approach

Please join us on the 1st December at 9.30am for the ‘One Awards Accreditation: Supporting a Bespoke Approach’ webinar which will provide an overview of Bespoke Accreditation.

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Invigilation Practice Training course from One Awards Training

Invigilation Practice Training course from One Awards Training

One Awards Training has added an exciting new training programme to support you and your exams team to develop your invigilation practice and ensure that it meets the JCQ standards and requirements.

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One Awards Managing Director appointed Export Champion

One Awards Managing Director appointed Export Champion

​We are pleased to announce that Our Group Director of One Awards, International and Culture Fabienne Bailey has been appointed by the Department for International Trade (DIT) to become one of the Northern Powerhouse's Export Champions.

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Bespoke Accreditation Webinar 'Tailor-Made Skills'

Bespoke Accreditation Webinar 'Tailor-Made Skills'

One Awards Bespoke Accreditation units can be used to support initiatives such as the Kickstart scheme, Traineeships and can meet the 20% ‘off the job’ activities for apprentices.

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One Awards Access Validating Agency 25th Anniversary - 2021

One Awards Access Validating Agency 25th Anniversary - 2021

​2021 is our 25th Anniversary as an Access Validating Agency. Many things have changed over those years but our fundamental mission in championing adult education and our values of inclusivity and supporting our providers, remains the same. Key to all of this is the privilege of continuing to proudly award Access to HE Diplomas to a diverse and deserving adult student population.

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Reminder to use correct postal address for One Awards

Reminder to use correct postal address for One Awards

Following the transfer of One Awards staff to remote working we would like to remind centres to check they are using the correct postal address.

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One Awards Webinar - Flexible Accreditation: Introducing a Bespoke Approach

One Awards Webinar - Flexible Accreditation: Introducing a Bespoke Approach

We are holding a series of webinars ‘Flexible Accreditation: Introducing a Bespoke Approach’ which will provide more information on the bespoke accreditation and how this might enhance your learning programmes.

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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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New from One Awards Training: CPD courses

New from One Awards Training: CPD courses

One Awards Training will be offering CPD workshops over the coming year, these can be accessed from November 2020.

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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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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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The Year in Review 2019

The Year in Review 2019

The past 12 months has been an exciting time for One Awards. Here are some of the highlights from 2019.

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Celebration of Achievement at Hartlepool College of Further Education

Celebration of Achievement at Hartlepool College of Further Education

Hartlepool College of Further Education’s top-performing students were recognised at a glittering awards evening.

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One Awards support East Durham Trust FEED Project

One Awards support East Durham Trust FEED Project

One Awards recently supported East Durham Trust FEED Project by providing a donation for their food bank.

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HE Admissions Fair for Access to HE Students 2019

HE Admissions Fair for Access to HE Students 2019

We are pleased to provide details of our 2019 Higher Education Admissions Fair for Access to HE Students

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Gateshead Council learningSkills trains hundreds of volunteers for 2019 World Transplant Games

Gateshead Council learningSkills trains hundreds of volunteers for 2019 World Transplant Games

Gateshead Council learningSkills have deliver volunteer training as part of the 2019 World Transplant Games using innovative on-line solutions to ensure the hundreds of volunteers have the skills and knowledge they would need to be effective volunteers.

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Access to HE Awards 2019

Access to HE Awards 2019

At our Access to HE Forum held at University of Sunderland on 11th June 2019, awards were presented to students who completed their Access to HE Diploma last summer.

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Stakeholder Survey 2019

Stakeholder Survey 2019

Here at One Awards, we greatly value your feedback on our performance and contributions to our strategic direction. With this in mind a Stakeholder Engagement Survey will be sent out week commencing 25th February to all Centre Contacts.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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