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News Archive 2015

NOCN Qualification News

NOCN Qualification News

This has been a period of change for many qualifications with many older ones withdrawn and new ones launched

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Congratulations to Action Foundation - the Guardian Charity Awards

Congratulations to Action Foundation - the Guardian Charity Awards

Action Foundation have been presented with the Guardian Charity Awards one of only five winners from almost 1300 entries.

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How did we do in November 2015?

How did we do in November 2015?

Excellent turnaround times in November 2015, for registration and certification

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Welcome to our new Centre Recognised organisations

Welcome to our new Centre Recognised organisations

​We would like to welcome the following organisations who have recently gained Centre Recognition with One Awards.

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Important Changes to Certificate Sorting for NOCN Qualifications

Important Changes to Certificate Sorting for NOCN Qualifications

We are pleased to announce that we are now implementing a change to the order NOCN certificates will be issued.

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Vote for Minna! - The Result

Vote for Minna! - The Result

Thank you to everyone who voted for former trustee Minna Ireland for The Guardian’s Trustee of the Year 2015.

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NOCN Qualification in the Spotlight

NOCN Qualification in the Spotlight

One Awards are delighted to announce that further to the approval of the suite of NOCN Certificates in Skills for Employment and Study (QCF).

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Welcome to our New Members

Welcome to our New Members

We would like to welcome the following new members who have been approved by our Board of Trustees.

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SETPD Qualification Update

SETPD Qualification Update

Great news for centres using NOCN’s Skills for Employment Training and Personal Development qualifications who aim to provide a personalised approach to Study Programmes, Traineeships and Employability Initiatives

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NOCN Qualifications confirmed for funding 2015-16

NOCN Qualifications confirmed for funding 2015-16

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) updated list of qualifications which it has approved for public funding for 2015 to 2016 on 1st October 2015.

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Making a LEAP into a career in Hospitality

Making a LEAP into a career in Hospitality

Attendees on the LEAP Hospitality courses delivered through Redcar and Cleveland College were given hands on experience by Fat Brewer at their Hospitality Training Academy based in Crook, Co Durham.

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Welcome to our New Members

Welcome to our New Members

We would like to welcome the following new members who have been approved to deliver NOCN qualifications and One Awards units by our Board of Trustees.

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Single Funded Units

Single Funded Units

No Time for Qualifications..... Try Single Funded Units Instead!!

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Stepping Stone Qualification Approval

Stepping Stone Qualification Approval

NOCN Entry Level Maths and English Skills qualifications have been included on the approved list of new stepping stone qualifications to GCSE and Functional Skills.

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NOCN Qualifications funded by SFA for 2015 – 2016 updated 01 July 2015

NOCN Qualifications funded by SFA for 2015 – 2016 updated 01 July 2015

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) updated list of qualifications which it has approved for public funding for 2015 to 2016 on 01 July 2015.

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Celebration of Learning Awards 2015

Celebration of Learning Awards 2015

Life-changing achievements by delighted North East learners of all ages were celebrated in Newcastle on Friday 12 June at the One Awards Celebration of Learning Awards 2015.

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Outstanding Provision of NOCN Learning

Outstanding Provision of NOCN Learning

Winner - Northumberland CVA Highly Commended - Catcote Academy

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Life changing achievements by North East learners to be celebrated

Life changing achievements by North East learners to be celebrated

​Life-changing achievements by North East learners of all ages will be celebrated in Newcastle this Friday 12 June at the Celebration of Learning Awards 2015.

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The Festival of Learning and Adult Learners Week 13-19 June

The Festival of Learning and Adult Learners Week 13-19 June

One Awards and NOCN are champions of lifelong adult learning and we are proud to be sponsoring Adult Learners’ Week as part of the Festival of Learning. The Festival is co-ordinated by NIACE.

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Do you know which NOCN qualifications are funded?-updated

Do you know which NOCN qualifications are funded?-updated

​NOCN has over 400 qualifications - but do you know which ones are funded?

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Learning is not preparation for life, learning is life itself

Learning is not preparation for life, learning is life itself

Learning is not preparation for life, learning is life itself - Celebration of Learning and AGM event at The County by Thistle, Newcastle upon Tyne on Friday June 12th from 9.30am.

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One Awards Celebration of Learning Awards 2015

One Awards Celebration of Learning Awards 2015

Nominations are open for our Celebration of Learning Awards 2015.

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Happy Birthday - One Awards is one!

Happy Birthday - One Awards is one!

On 21st March One Awards, formerly OCN North East Region, celebrated its first birthday under its new brand!

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One Awards supports National Youth Worker of the Year Awards 2015

One Awards supports National Youth Worker of the Year Awards 2015

One Awards helped celebrate the many contributions made to the welfare, personal and social development of young people at the 8th National Youth Worker of the Year Awards, hosted by YouthLink Scotland.

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Going for Gold in National Apprenticeship week

Going for Gold in National Apprenticeship week

Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd is pleased to celebrate the successful achievement of their Traditional Skills Apprenticeship with their first three apprentices this week.

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Winners all round for One Awards

Winners all round for One Awards

At the Community Learning Awards in Co Durham on Friday 6th February, the organisation was delighted to celebrate the fantastic achievements of learners of all ages throughout the region.

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Learners LEAP at the chance to get involved with Redcar and Cleveland College’s new initiative

Learners LEAP at the chance to get involved with Redcar and Cleveland College’s new initiative

LEAP – Linking Employment, Achievement and Potential The LEAP programme has been especially designed for Young People across Teesside, aged 16-24. It’s a short 6 week course that provides students with a vocational qualification, work experience and a guaranteed Apprenticeship Interview. Courses run throughout the year with and have a focus on different vocational areas.

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