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.
The One Awards office will be closed from 12noon on Tuesday 24th December 2019, and re-open at 9:00am on Thursday 2nd January 2020.
Derwentside College celebrated the achievements of their learners at an event held on Thursday 5th December 2019.
Hartlepool College of Further Education’s top-performing students were recognised at a glittering awards evening.
In October, Fabienne Bailey, Managing Director of One Awards, was invited by the Northern Powerhouse to participate in an international trade mission to Thailand and Indonesia.
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.
Meeting the requirements of the new Ofsted Framework New Key Judgement Categories which include, amongst others: Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development. We aim to assist our centres in the Supporting of learner behaviour, attitude and their personal development through providing innovative and flexible accredited solutions.
On 17th October 2019 One Awards hosted its annual HE Admissions Fair for Access to HE students.
We would like to offer the opportunity to anyone studying or involved in the Access to HE Diploma to attend this free event. It is completely free and aimed exclusively at students undertaking QAA-recognised Access to HE courses. It’s an ideal opportunity for students to ask key questions in relation to planning for the future.
One Awards Managing Director, Fabienne Bailey recently visited South Africa as part of a North East trade mission with Business Durham and The Department of International Trade and Development. The aim of the mission was to build on the North East’s strong relationship with South Africa and to explore the country’s export opportunities.
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
Today (Thursday 5th September 2019) is the International Day of Charity and as part of our commitment to supporting local and national charities NOCN Group has launched its campaign to support The Trussell Trust’s Food Bank.
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.
Hartlepool College held they second annual Access to Higher Education Awards on Wednesday 10th July 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.
One Awards held their 2019 Access to HE Forum ay St Peters Campus, University of Sunderland on Tuesday 11th June 2019.
One Awards held our Annual General Meeting on 24th May 2019.The event titled 'Building Skills for a Productive Society' brought together recognised centres, One Awards Staff, Trustees and stakeholders.
We are pleased to provide the Registration and Certification standards for January to April 2019.
It has been a busy year for us here at One Awards, and we would like to welcome the following organisations who have gained centre approval over the last few months
Off-the-job training is defined as learning which is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of an apprenticeship. This can include training that is delivered at the apprentice’s normal place of work but must not be delivered as part of their normal working duties.
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.
Over the next six months NOCN will be updating the design of their qualification specifications. This is to ensure all contact details are correct, and information is clear and easy to understand.
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 skills gap is an ongoing challenge for the UK, across a number of sectors and industries, despite many workers of all ages wanting to upskill in their current role or looking to retrain to move into a different profession. The UK is still lagging behind other countries when it comes to workforce skills and productivity, yet there are still barriers for those looking to up-skill and according to UCAS there is a declining proportion of students aged 21 and over (or mature) applying to and entering full – time higher education in the UK.
Civil Ceremonies Ltd - who offer a nationwide service to train and develop celebrants to carry out a range of ceremonies across the UK - has been rated by Ofsted as Outstanding in all five performance categories observed.