We are currently collaborating with local partners to develop a campaign to promote the huge benefits of adult learning. This campaign will be aimed primarily at promoting adult education to those in ethnic minority communities and to ex-offenders.
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.
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.
One Awards Training is aimed at supporting and inspiring our approved NOCN Group centres. From ‘bite sized’ 2 hour sessions, 1 day accredited courses through to full NOCN qualifications we aim to provide a holistic programme of support. We are pleased to have received such positive feedback from attendees on a range of sessions attended.
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.
One Awards Training is aimed at supporting and inspiring our approved NOCN Group centres.
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.
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.
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.
One Awards Training will be offering CPD workshops over the coming year, these can be accessed from November 2020.
One Awards Managing Director Fabienne Bailey recently appeared in a Leaders Council podcast alongside Lord Blunkett.
One Awards Training part of the NOCN Group, aims to provide a comprehensive, high quality, cost effective training solution to support all NOCN Group customers, both internal and external, in the UK and internationally, with their continuous professional development needs.
Jennie Lawson, Head of Quality at One Awards, celebrated 20 years with One 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The past 12 months has been an exciting time for One Awards. Here are some of the highlights from 2019.
Following the recent trade mission to South Africa, One Awards has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Funda Trust to act as their education advisor and accreditation partner for a project to be delivered in South Africa to raise educational standards of teachers and teaching in the rural communities and townships.
Hartlepool College of Further Education’s top-performing students were recognised at a glittering awards evening.
We are pleased to announce nominations are open for our Celebration of Learning Awards. These Awards recognise best practice, originality and not least, achievement within learning. Our Awards focus on learners, and the people and organisations that have enabled innovative and often life-changing learning to take place in many diverse venues throughout our region and beyond.
One Awards recently supported East Durham Trust FEED Project by providing a donation for their food bank.
We are pleased to provide details of our 2019 Higher Education Admissions Fair for Access to HE Students
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.
The 1st August 2019 marks two special celebrations for One Awards. the 1st Anniversary of being part of the NOCN Group and the 25th anniversary of One Awards.
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.
NOCN Group has retained Investors in People IIP Silver Award in recognition of its commitment to employee development, showing an ambitious and expanding organisation which nurtures and invests in its talent.
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.
The new Ofsted Framework for 2019 is under consultation but on its way and recent announcements from Ofsted and Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, have highlighted some of the key changes. One Awards can help you to support learner behaviour, attitude and their personal development through innovative and flexible accredited solutions
The past 12 months has been an exciting time in One Awards history. From joining our long-term partners NOCN Group, to new staff becoming part of our growing team. Here are some of the highlights from 2018.
One Awards Managing Director, Fabienne Bailey recently visited Hong Kong as part of the Northern Powerhouse trade mission. The Department of International Trade delegation consisted of 12 innovative and forward-thinking businesses in the Education Sector at the recent Learning and Teaching Expo.
We are pleased to provide the Registration and Certification standards for August to October 2018.
One Awards are delighted to welcome our new Senior Business Development Manager, Roger Guy
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.
In February 2018, our average turnaround time for registrations was the same day, and two days for certification.
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.
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.
From Tuesday 21st March 2017, when you log into QuartzWeb you should see that the layout and look of our system has changed.
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.
We would like to welcome the following organisations who have recently gained approval.
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.
We have several events planned for 2017, please put them in your diary:
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A practitioner workshop entitled “How to facilitate your Centre’s Standardisation Process” was held on 11th May 2016 at One Awards Peterlee.
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.
A Centre Recognition Workshop was held on 13th April 2016 at One Awards office in Peterlee.
One Awards recently celebrated 20 years as an Access Validating Agency at a magnificent event held at The Sage, Gateshead on 11th March.
A practitioner workshop entitled “How to facilitate your centre’s standardisation process” was held on 1st March 2016 at The Angelou Centre in Newcastle.
A Centre Recognition Workshop was held on 2nd March 2016 at One Awards office in Peterlee.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you to everyone who voted for former trustee Minna Ireland for The Guardian’s Trustee of the Year 2015.
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.
We would like to welcome the following new members who have been approved by our Board of Trustees.
Middlesbrough College held their Annual Student Awards on 6th 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 - The Cornforth Partnership Highly Commended - Tyneside Foyer for the Home Achievement Programme
Winner - Northumberland CVA Highly Commended - Catcote Academy
Winner - Hartlepool College of Further Education Highly Commended - Derwentside College
Winner - Debbie Rewcastle, Bishop Auckland College Highly Commended - Ros Jackson, Sunderland College
Winner - Kathleen Fowler, Swan Lodge Highly Commended - James Richardson, Redcar Adult Learning Service
Joint Winner - Hearts and Minds Group, The Cornforth Partnership Joint Winner - Tenancy Group, Swan Lodge
Joint Winner - Robyn Sterling, Sunderland College Highly Commended - Jane Morton, The Clock
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
On 21st March One Awards, formerly OCN North East Region, celebrated its first birthday under its new brand!
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.