Update on One Awards Quality Team arrangements for this year 21/22 and re-confirm the support which is available to you and your team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nominations deadline for our Celebration of Learning Awards which is being held as part of our virtual 2021 AGM has been extended.
The annual One Awards, Access to Higher Education Fair is set to take place virtually from the 9th-13th November to promote adult learning and routes to either University or Higher/Degree Apprenticeships and the event could not come at a more vital time, with adult and lifelong learning set to play a vital role in the UK’s journey to recovery from the widespread impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
3 members of One Awards staff reached 20 years’ service over the last 6 months, Ann McCluskey, Dave Johnson and Sue Scheilling as part of the Quality Assurance teams covering both NOCN Qualifications, Access to HE Diplomas and Bespoke Accreditation.
Covid 19 and the lockdown restrictions have impacted many individuals, businesses, communities, and charitable organisations like ourselves and has forced a change to the way we are able to work and connect with our customers. One Awards have been successful in adapting to the new ways of working, using technology better to communicate with each other and our centres.
Guidance for Centre Assessment Grades for Awarding Organisation Calculated Results and Adaptations. Summer 2020 results for vocational, technical and other qualifications.
David Balme has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees for One Awards and takes up his post this month from outgoing Chair, Peter Stonell who has been a Trustee since 2015 and led the board from 2017.
One Awards Managing Director Fabienne Bailey recently appeared in a Leaders Council podcast alongside Lord Blunkett.
One Awards Training part of the NOCN Group, aims to provide a comprehensive, high quality, cost effective training solution to support all NOCN Group customers, both internal and external, in the UK and internationally, with their continuous professional development needs.
At One Awards and the wider NOCN Group we will endeavour to minimise the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on our support for training centres, test centres and learners, whilst following the advice from Public health England and the Department of Education.
Jennie Lawson, Head of Quality at One Awards, celebrated 20 years with One Awards.
Life-changing achievements by delighted North East learners of all ages were celebrated on Tuesday 12 February 2020 at the One Awards Celebration of Learning Awards 2019.
Our Annual General Meeting was held on 12th February 2020, as part of the Celebration of Learning Awards, the event brought together recognised centres, One Awards Staff, Trustees and stakeholders.
NOCN Group Managing Director Graham Hasting-Evans is to become a Director of the Halo Project South Africa to support the global campaign to raise awareness and challenge gender-based violence in the country
NOCN was the first Awarding Organisation and Apprentice Assessment Organisation to be accredited as Leaders in Diversity by the National Centre for Diversity (NCFD). The organisation is now ranked number 30 in the NCFD 2019 Top 100 Diversity Index, which celebrates the UK’s private, public and third sector employers setting the bar for fairness in the workplace.
The One Awards office will be closed on Thursday 6th February 2020 due to due to One Awards Staff Development Day. The office will re-open at 9.00am on Friday 7th February 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 past 12 months has been an exciting time in One Awards history. From joining our long-term partners NOCN Group, to new staff becoming part of our growing team. Here are some of the highlights from 2018.
One Awards Managing Director, Fabienne Bailey recently visited Hong Kong as part of the Northern Powerhouse trade mission. The Department of International Trade delegation consisted of 12 innovative and forward-thinking businesses in the Education Sector at the recent Learning and Teaching Expo.
We are pleased to provide the Registration and Certification standards for August to October 2018.
One Awards are delighted to welcome our new Senior Business Development Manager, Roger Guy
ESCAPE Family Support are looking for befrienders and peer mentors to help individuals across Northumberland.
In July 2018, our average turnaround time for registration and certification was one day.
One Awards and NOCN recently signed a subsidiary agreement which came into effect on 1 August 2018. One Awards is now a subsidiary of the NOCN Group. This move will widen the NOCN Group offer to the FE market to include Access to HE, regulated qualifications, Functional Skills and apprentice end point assessments.
In June 2018, our average turnaround time for registration and certification was one day.
At our Access to HE Forum on 15th June, Scott Godfrey Principal Lecturer at the School of Health & Social Care, Teesside University, will be hosting a workshop on Exploring Health and Social Courses within Higher Education.
In April 2018, our average turnaround time for registrations was the same day, and two days for certification
In March 2018, our average turnaround time for registrations was the same day, and two days for certification.
One Awards are delighted to announce that from 1 August 2018 One Awards will join the NOCN Group. This move will widen the NOCN Group offer to the FE market to include Access to HE, regulated qualifications, Functional Skills and apprentice end point assessments.
In February 2018, our average turnaround time for registrations was the same day, and two days for certification.
We are delighted to announce that following an extensive recruitment process before Christmas, Fabienne Bailey has joined One Awards as Managing Director. Fabienne has 18 years’ experience in the education and training sector along with 10 years’ senior management experience within the learning and skills environment and may already know many of you in the sector.
In November 2017, our average turnaround time for registrations was the same day, and one day for certification.
In May 2017, our average turnaround time for registrations was the same day, and one day for certification.
From Tuesday 21st March 2017, when you log into QuartzWeb you should see that the layout and look of our system has changed.
The future of apprenticeships and the impact that changes in government legislation will have on employers and training providers came under the spotlight at One Awards Annual General Meeting.
We would like to welcome the following organisations who have recently gained approval.
In January 2017, our average turnaround time for registrations was the same day, and one day for certification.
We would love to hear what is happening in your organisation so we can feature your learner stories and case studies within the newsletter and on the One Awards website.
We have several events planned for 2017, please put them in your diary:
We would like to welcome the following organisations who have recently gained approval.
Hartlepool College’s Celebration of Achievement Awards saw students scoop accolades for their outstanding work throughout 2015/16.
The North East’s first Higher Education admissions fair held exclusively for adults and mature students studying the Quality Assurance Agency Access to Higher Education Diploma attracted over 300 delegates seeking a new career.
One Awards e-newsletter is circulated to all our recognised centres, we welcome your comments or ideas about what you would like to be included.
We would like to welcome the following organisation who have recently gained approval.
We held a consultation event in June 2016, which many of you attended and kindly contributed your thoughts and ideas at the various workshops.
One Awards staff members Patrick Mallon and Bridget Randall successfully completed the recent Great North Run.
Here at One Awards, we’re proud of our reputation for delivering outstanding customer service. But we don’t want to get complacent, so we’re always striving to improve our service to you. As part of this, we’ve introduced a new Customer Service Charter, which tells you exactly what we’ll do, and when we’ll do it by .
We are thrilled to announce that One Awards has become one of the first businesses in the region to achieve Investors in People Silver with a new version of the Standard.
One Awards were delighted to attend Tyne Metropolitan College Student Awards held on 30th June 2016.
One Awards’ Annual General Meeting and consultation event was held at Middlesbrough College’s state of the art STEM Centre on Friday 10th June 2016.
In May 2016, our average turnaround time for registrations was the same day, and 1 day for certification.
We would like to invite you to attend our Shaping One Awards Future in Learning and Skills Event and AGM to be held at Middlesbrough College STEM Centre, Dock Road, Middlesbrough, TS2 1AD on Friday June 10th 2016 from 9.30am.
We would like to welcome Ann Burrell, Gary Cumiskey and Chris White who have recently joined our Board of Trustees. Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the mission and strategic direction of One Awards and works closely with the management team and staff to ensure the delivery of our charitable aims.
Action Foundation have been presented with the Guardian Charity Awards one of only five winners from almost 1300 entries.
We would like to welcome the following organisations who have recently gained Centre Recognition with One Awards.
Thank you to everyone who voted for former trustee Minna Ireland for The Guardian’s Trustee of the Year 2015.
We would like to welcome the following new members who have been approved by our Board of Trustees.
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.
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.
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.
Nominations are open for our Celebration of Learning Awards 2015.
On 21st March One Awards, formerly OCN North East Region, celebrated its first birthday under its new brand!
Mistura Informatics is approved for the Quality Mark from One Awards!