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Can you help us promote the benefits of Adult Learning?

Can you help us promote the benefits of Adult Learning?

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.

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Access to HE student Hayley Little - Women in Engineering

Access to HE student Hayley Little - Women in Engineering

Hayley 29, completed her Access to HE Diploma in 2015, progressed to Teesside University to study Chemical Engineering MEng (Hons) which she completed with first class honors in 2019 gained employment as a Graduate Process Engineer with SABIC and has recently become an Operations Co-ordinator at Wood a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy.

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Access to HE (Uncovered!) Episode 7 'The Students Revisited'

Access to HE (Uncovered!) Episode 7 'The Students Revisited'

​In this podcast, we revisit four students whom we spoke to earlier in the year. We catch up with them to find out how they got on, what their experience has been like and what their advice and guidance would be for anyone thinking of embarking upon their own Access to HE journey.

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Access to HE Awards 2021

Access to HE Awards 2021

Our Access to HE Awards 2021 was held as part of our annual Access to HE Forum on Friday 11th June 2021 and as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations as an Access Validating Agency.

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Access to HE Forum 2021

Access to HE Forum 2021

With less than a week till our Access to HE Forum, this is the last chance to book a place on the event, please ensure you book your place no later than 12noon on Thursday 10th June 2021. Please see the Agenda for the event along with the details of the fantastic workshops that we have on offer for you. The event will focus on current issues affecting Access to Higher Education. We have two amazing key note speakers; David Hughes, CEO of the AoC and Julie Mizon, Head of Access at QAA to explore and discuss the current adult education climate and Access in particular. We also have a fabulous and diverse series of workshops for you to attend.

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An Access to HE Diploma will prepare you for a new career!

An Access to HE Diploma will prepare you for a new career!

​If you would like to study at University or Higher Education, but you’ve been out of education for a while or don’t have the qualifications you need, then an Access to HE Diploma will prepare you for studying in your new career pathway!

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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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Celebration of Learning Awards 2020

Celebration of Learning Awards 2020

Achievements of Learners, Tutors and Centres were recognised at our Annual Celebration of Learning Awards 2020. The Awards recognised best practice, originality and not least, achievement within learning, 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.

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Access to HE (Uncovered!) Episode 6 'Tales from a previous student'

Access to HE (Uncovered!) Episode 6 'Tales from a previous student'

In this programme John Earland, the One Awards Access to HE Manager, is in conversation with Jo Fletcher-Saxon, Assistant Principal - Higher and Adult Education & Practitioner Research Lead at Ashton 6th Form College.

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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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From civil servant to counsellor, how the Access to HE Diploma continues to change lives.

From civil servant to counsellor, how the Access to HE Diploma continues to change lives.

From civil servant to counsellor, how the Access to HE Diploma continues to change lives.

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COVID-19 Access to HE Update - 12th April 2021

COVID-19 Access to HE Update - 12th April 2021

COVID-19 Access to HE Update - 12th April 2021: Update on the arrangements for the award of the Access to HE Diploma

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Access to HE Uncovered! - Episode 5 The Tutor's view

Access to HE Uncovered! - Episode 5 The Tutor's view

​In this programme John will be speaking with Dennese Bloomer from Bishop Auckland College. Like all Access tutors, Dennese has all the qualities need to be a fantastic teacher, adviser and advocate for adult education.

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Alternative Assessment Arrangements for NOCN Qualifications 2020/21 - Updated 29 March 2021

Alternative Assessment Arrangements for NOCN Qualifications 2020/21 - Updated 29 March 2021

NOCN is pleased to announce further information, support and guidance on the alternative awarding arrangements in place for learners who have been affected by the disruption to education

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Access to HE Uncovered! - Episode 4 The External Moderator's view

Access to HE Uncovered! - Episode 4 The External Moderator's view

In this programme John Earland, the One Awards Access to HE Manager, is in conversation with Alison Zucker, a Lead External Moderator at One Awards. The programme explores the key role of the external moderator in helping to maintain and raise educational standards across the Access to HE Diploma qualification.

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Fantastic Feedback for One Awards Training sessions

Fantastic Feedback for One Awards Training sessions

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.

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Access to HE Uncovered - Episode 3: There and back again

Access to HE Uncovered - Episode 3: There and back again

In this programme John Earland, the One Awards Access to HE Manager, is in conversation with Kate Gibbon, an Access to HE Tutor at Middlesbrough College. The programme explores Kate’s distance learning programme and what motivates her about working on this course.

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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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Quality Mark Webinar - Additional date added

Quality Mark Webinar - Additional date added

Due to demand we have added an additional date for our Quality Mark Webinar. One Awards Quality Mark is our formal, certificated endorsement of the quality of training offered by an employer or training organisation.

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Hot Topic Learning - Meeting the Required 20% 'off-the-job' Activities for Apprentices

Hot Topic Learning - Meeting the Required 20% 'off-the-job' Activities for Apprentices

Off-the-job training is focused on teaching new skills rather than assessing existing skills and it is the responsibility of both the main provider and the employer to ensure that an apprentice spends a minimum of 20% of their employed time doing off-the-job training.

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Looking to develop your skills during lockdown?

Looking to develop your skills during lockdown?

One Awards Training is aimed at supporting and inspiring our approved NOCN Group centres.

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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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Nomination deadline extended for Celebration of Learning Awards!

Nomination deadline extended for Celebration of Learning Awards!

Nominations deadline for our Celebration of Learning Awards which is being held as part of our virtual 2021 AGM has been extended.

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Access to HE Uncovered - Episode 2

Access to HE Uncovered - Episode 2

Following on from our first podcast covering everything about the wonderful world of the Access to HE Diploma. In this episode we talk to four new Access to HE students from different providers studying different courses.

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New Access to HE Diploma in Policing for 2021

New Access to HE Diploma in Policing for 2021

With over 20,000 new police officers needed by 2025, One Awards has created an Access to HE Diploma in Policing.

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