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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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