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News Archive 2022

Unit of the Month - Understanding and Applying Phlebotomy Skills and Techniques

Unit of the Month - Understanding and Applying Phlebotomy Skills and Techniques

The medical field is made up of many exciting careers requiring a range of skills and varying degrees of patient interaction. Phlebotomy is an essential area of medicine that requires scientific know-how, technical aptitude and good interpersonal skills.

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Office closure for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Office closure for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Due to the extended bank holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, One Awards will close at 5pm on Wednesday 1st June and reopen at 9am on Monday 6th June.

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Three members of One Awards staff celebrate long service milestones

Three members of One Awards staff celebrate long service milestones

Three members of One Awards staff have recently celebrated long service milestones.

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One Awards Level 3 International Diploma

One Awards Level 3 International Diploma

Did you know that One Awards offer a suite of vocational accredited courses, which include academic study skills, that create pathways to degree level study for students around the world?

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Stop Telling, Start Asking - Innovative Workplace Coaching at East Durham College

Stop Telling, Start Asking - Innovative Workplace Coaching at East Durham College

East Durham College have worked in partnership with One Awards and My Coach Joanna in developing Bespoke Accreditation to support their staff with coaching and mentoring development.

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Progression Agreement with The University of Suffolk

Progression Agreement with The University of Suffolk

One Awards are delighted to announce we have signed a Progression Agreement, with The University of Suffolk, which will make it easier for students undertaking their Access to Higher Education Diploma to progress to university.

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Access to HE Grading Scheme Review – QAA Survey

Access to HE Grading Scheme Review – QAA Survey

QAA are currently collecting feedback on whether or not to proceed with the Grading Scheme Review, which was started in 2018 but paused during the pandemic. Please find further details below and a link to the survey which is now live. Responses are requested by 27th May.

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Bespoke Accrediation Webinar - 11th May 2022

Bespoke Accrediation Webinar - 11th May 2022

​Join us on the 11th May at 9:30 am for the 'Bespoke Accreditation: An Alternative Approach’ webinar which will provide an overview of Bespoke Accreditation.

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One Awards Access to HE Updates: New for August 2022

One Awards Access to HE Updates: New for August 2022

One Awards have several exciting developments which will be launched in August 2022!

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Unit of the Month - Developing Mentoring Skills

Unit of the Month - Developing Mentoring Skills

A mentor is someone who acts as an advisor to a less experienced individual, known as their mentee. Typically, individuals seek mentors who work in their same or desired field. The mentor helps this individual grow and develop as a professional, often offering advice based on their more advanced knowledge or experience.

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Coming Soon! The Home Achievement Academy

Coming Soon! The Home Achievement Academy

One Awards' Home Achievement Academy is a new, high-quality online learning solution that has been created with the bespoke needs of social housing tenants in mind. It is easy to use, can be used offline and helps develop confidence and desire to learn more and progress towards work

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Iraqi refugee achieves his University dream

Iraqi refugee achieves his University dream

Twenty five year old Aiman Aziz is one-step closer to fulfilling his life-long goal of working in the health sector after completing an Access to HE Science Diploma at Middlesbrough College.

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Supporting your Access to HE Provision - online event

Supporting your Access to HE Provision - online event

Please join us on the 23rd March from 10:30am for our ‘Supporting your Access to HE Provision’ online event.

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Unit of the Month - March 2022 - Understanding Progression towards Employment in the Green Sector

Unit of the Month - March 2022 - Understanding Progression towards Employment in the Green Sector

Green jobs are decent jobs that contribute to preserve or restore the environment, be they in traditional sectors such as manufacturing and construction, or in new, emerging green sectors such as renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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AoC Student of the Year runner up Simon celebrates national recognition

AoC Student of the Year runner up Simon celebrates national recognition

Former Access to HE student Simon Wood is celebrating national recognition after being award runner up in the AoC Higher Education Student of the Year Award.

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Unit of the Month - Awareness of Protection and Safeguarding - Level 1

Unit of the Month - Awareness of Protection and Safeguarding - Level 1

​Safeguarding helps to ensure people and organisations work together to prevent and stop the risks and experience of abuse or neglect to protect the health, well-being and rights of individuals. This unit is aimed to be delivered to Students and Apprentices and its purpose is to develop learners’ understanding of protection and safeguarding of at risk adults, children and young people.

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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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Unit of the Month - Produce and Receive British Sign Language

Unit of the Month - Produce and Receive British Sign Language

The fantastic and well-deserved success of Rose and Giovanni on Strictly Come Dancing, has led to a surge of interest from those looking to learn how to communicate with Deaf people in every-day situations or have a keen interest in learning British Sign Language.

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Quality Mark Webinars: A Training Endorsement

Quality Mark Webinars: A Training Endorsement

We have two Quality Mark webinars planned over the next few months to provide an overview of One Awards Quality Mark and how it can add value to your training programmes.

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Bespoke Accreditation Webinars

Bespoke Accreditation Webinars

We have two Bespoke Accreditation webinars planned over the coming months to provide an overview of One Awards Bespoke Accreditation.

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Access to HE Diploma offers opportunity to plug skills shortage in Engineering Sector

Access to HE Diploma offers opportunity to plug skills shortage in Engineering Sector

Individuals with higher level skills are a shortage area in the STEM sector and 49% of all UK engineering firms are experiencing skills shortages when recruiting. An Access to HE Diploma can offer the first steps for adult learners wishing to enhance their careers in the sector or for those who are considering a change of direction in their career path

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