Awards, accreditations, partnerships and regulators

See the list of awards, accreditations, partnerships and regulators that National Star are affiliated with below. 

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Natspec Award Winner 2020

Natspec Awards

National Star won the highly coveted Natspec award for inter-disciplinary working for its approach to meeting the needs of young people with complex disabilities.

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tes FE Awards

National Star College was named Specialist Education Provider of the Year in the 2019 tes FE Awards. Judges described National Star as an ‘an inspiring place’ that puts its learners at the centre of everything it does. 

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aoc Beacon Awards

Celebrating the best and most innovative practice among UK further education (FE) colleges.

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Fundraising regulator

Fundraising Regulator

The Fundraising Regulator is an independent, non-statutory body that regulates fundraising across the charitable sector in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

They stand up for best practice in fundraising in order to protect donors and support the vital work of fundraisers.

 

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ESFA

Education and Skills Funding Agency

The ESFA brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.

ESFA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education.

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CQC

CQC

CQC are the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.

They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care, and they encourage care services to improve.

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European Social Fund

The ESF is Europe’s main instrument for supporting jobs, helping people get better jobs and ensuring fairer job opportunities for all EU citizens. It works by investing in Europe’s human capital – its workers, its young people and all those seeking a job. 

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Ofsted

Ofsted

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Ofsted is a non-ministerial department.

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EDF Energy

EDF Energy

Supported internships with EDF Energy.

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GEM

GEM partner

The GEM Project aims to engage with and support individuals within Gloucestershire who are currently dealing with circumstances that are potentially causing barriers to work and move these people closer towards education, training, volunteering or work, including self-employment.

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PRTA

Princess Royal Training Awards

Honouring employers who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes which have resulted in exceptional commercial benefits.

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Circle 2 Success

Circle 2 Success member

Founded in 2013, Circle2Success is bringing the business community closer together to forge relevant relationships, share ideas, champion excellence and best practice and work more closely together as a real business community, with real value and benefit to all. 

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Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials certification

Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective Government-backed scheme that helps organisations, whatever their size, protect themselves against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

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Disability Confident Employer

Disability Confident employer

Disability Confident is a scheme that is designed to help employers recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions for their skills and talent.

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Green Impact Bronze Award for Sustainability

Green Impact is a United Nations award-winning programme designed to support environmentally and socially sustainable practice in organisations of all kinds, including National Star.

 

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