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News Archive 2018

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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What Access students can expect from our annual #AccesstoHE Admissions Fair

What Access students can expect from our annual #AccesstoHE Admissions Fair

At our upcoming #AccesstoHE Admissions Fair on Friday 19th October, we’ll be running a number of workshops throughout the day to help Access students make decisions about their future.

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HE Admissions Fair for Access to HE Students 2018

HE Admissions Fair for Access to HE Students 2018

We are pleased to provide details of our 3rd Annual Admissions Fair.

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Could you be a befriender or Peer Mentor with Escape Family Support?

Could you be a befriender or Peer Mentor with Escape Family Support?

ESCAPE Family Support are looking for befrienders and peer mentors to help individuals across Northumberland.

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How did we do in July 2018 - Registration and Service Standards

How did we do in July 2018 - Registration and Service Standards

In July 2018, our average turnaround time for registration and certification was one day.

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One Awards Joins NOCN Group

One Awards Joins NOCN Group

One Awards and NOCN recently signed a subsidiary agreement which came into effect on 1 August 2018. One Awards is now a subsidiary of 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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NOCN Group Head Office is moving to a new address

NOCN Group Head Office is moving to a new address

NOCN Group is moving its Sheffield Office to a new modern, city centre office in Sheffield. The move is taking place over the coming weekend, from Friday 20 July to Monday 23 July

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How did we do in June 2018 - Registration and Service Standards

How did we do in June 2018 - Registration and Service Standards

In June 2018, our average turnaround time for registration and certification was one day.

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New NOCN Qualifications

New NOCN Qualifications

We are pleased to provide details of recently approved NOCN Qualifications.

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Awards Night Celebrates Student Success at Redcar and Cleveland College

Awards Night Celebrates Student Success at Redcar and Cleveland College

Dedicated students have had their hard work recognised at our Celebration of Achievement Awards. The annual event puts the spotlight on the efforts of learners across the College

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Access to HE Awards 2018

Access to HE Awards 2018

At our Access to HE Forum held at Teesside University on 15th June 2018, awards were presented to students who completed their Access to HE Diploma last summer.

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Swan Lodge Tutor Wins Festival of Learning Award

Swan Lodge Tutor Wins Festival of Learning Award

Sonia Ritchie-Park BEM from Sunderland has been announced as winner of the Festival of Learning Tutor Award 2018 for her exceptional achievements in adult learning. This award recognises inspirational teaching and training professionals who have supported learner to go on and lead successful and rewarding lives.

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Future Careers within the NHS: How Access to Higher Education needs to adapt

Future Careers within the NHS: How Access to Higher Education needs to adapt

At our Access to HE Forum on 15th June, Scott Godfrey Principal Lecturer at the School of Health & Social Care, Teesside University, will be hosting a workshop on Exploring Health and Social Courses within Higher Education.

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Access to HE Forum 2018; a practical approach to student and tutor-friendly assessment

Access to HE Forum 2018; a practical approach to student and tutor-friendly assessment

Undertaking an Access to HE Diploma is an exciting route to Higher Education, allowing students to gain qualifications which equip them with the skills and knowledge to further their education at university. At One Awards, we work in partnership with Access to HE providers and HE institutes to develop courses which meet the needs of the students in a range of subjects from nursing and social sciences, to law and computing.

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How did we do in April 2018 Registration Service Standards

How did we do in April 2018 Registration Service Standards

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

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Transferring Access to HE provider; why it was an easy decision for Calderdale College

Transferring Access to HE provider; why it was an easy decision for Calderdale College

We have been working with Calderdale College for two years, supporting both the college and their Access to HE students. Having started the journey with One Awards after transferring from their previous Access Validating Agency, we asked Claire Lowe, Course Leader at Calderdale College a few questions to shed light on their experience of the transfer process:

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How did we do in March 2018? Registration Service Standards

How did we do in March 2018? Registration Service Standards

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

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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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Tori encourages women to engineer new careers

Tori encourages women to engineer new careers

A Teesside mum-of-one is launching a new career for herself after completing an Access to HE Diploma at Middlesbrough College – and now she’s encouraging other women to follow suit.

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Incredible Journeys!

Incredible Journeys!

Discover how Hartlepool mother and daughter Alison and Gabrielle became a GP and a teacher after changing their lives with adult education.

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From Cleaner to GP: Mum inspires others to achieve

From Cleaner to GP: Mum inspires others to achieve

After a succession of low paid jobs with no career prospects and three children to support, Allison Corbett made the brave decision to return to education and signed up to an Access to Health course at Hartlepool College of Further Education. With eight years of studying ahead of her, Allison defied the odds and now is a fully qualified GP.

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How did we do in January? Registration Service Standards

How did we do in January? Registration Service Standards

In January 2018, our average turnaround time for registrations was the same day, and one day for certification.

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From the chill of Yorkshire to tropical Trinidad and Tobago

From the chill of Yorkshire to tropical Trinidad and Tobago

Phlebotomy Training Services form an international quality affiliation with Trinidad and Tobago.

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Action to help Carillion learners and apprentices

Action to help Carillion learners and apprentices

NOCN have published a statement today on the NOCN website, regarding NOCN, Carillion learners and apprentices and how NOCN is working with CITB and the Government task-force to support them in their efforts to ensure people continue their learning following the collapse of the firm.

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YEI in action at Actes Trust, Middlesbrogh

YEI in action at Actes Trust, Middlesbrogh

New recruit Richard Yuille is a perfect example of how Actes supports its clients to fulfil their potential, having gone from client, to volunteer and now full-time employee in just a few months.

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NOCN responds to Select Committee Inquiry into Apprenticeship Quality

NOCN responds to Select Committee Inquiry into Apprenticeship Quality

NOCN has responded to the UK Government Select Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy on the Quality of Apprenticeships and Training with a detailed submission. As the country moves away from traditional apprenticeship frameworks of qualifications to the new apprenticeship standards, with end point assessments. This is all part of a public inquiry into how the reforms are going, to identify problems and suggest solutions to make apprenticeships better.

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How One Awards is helping Colleges and Learning Providers help retain Access to HE Students

How One Awards is helping Colleges and Learning Providers help retain Access to HE Students

Gathering feedback over the past few years and, as a result of our work with colleges up and down the country including colleges in the North East, North West and Yorkshire, we understand that more and more providers are looking to their AVA to help them develop their Access to HE digital and online learning opportunities.

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