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Tresham Awards VQ Learners of 2014


Vq Awards


Tresham has joined in the national celebrations for VQ Day by holding a presentation ceremony for ten highly commended VQ Learners of Year on Wednesday 4th June 2014 who received certificates and medals from Deputy Principal, Paul Fletton.

VQ Day 2014 is the seventh annual celebration of vocational qualifications and aims to raise the stature and demonstrate the benefits of practical and vocational qualifications to future learners, employers, opinion formers and the wider public.

Tresham’s Deputy Principal, Paul Fletton presented certificates and medals to a carefully selected 10 students from across all three main campuses in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough and from various vocational programmes. The VQ Learner of Year awards provides a fantastic opportunity to recognise a small number of students’ achievements and their commitment to succeed despite difficult journeys and experiences at school.

Many students at Tresham decide to study vocational qualifications as they are more suited to their style of learning through a variety of assessment and practical learning with the knowledge that they can still progress to university or employment as they could with A Levels. This has led to Tresham being recognised as the most successful further education college for 16 – 18 year in the East Midlands region.

Learners presented with certificates at the ceremony included adult learners who have decided to return to learning after life changing injuries and events as well as younger learners who felt that the college environment was more suited to their style of learning and encouraged them to be more independent after they completed their GCSEs at school.

Paul Fletton, Deputy Principal at Tresham said:

“Our VQ Learner of the Year presentation was a great chance for us to celebrate just a small number from many of the successful students we have at Tresham after they have decided to study a vocational qualification instead of the more traditional A Level route. It is important for us, as an education provider, to offer varied skills training for our community and I am pleased to say that we continue to work with employers and universities to ensure that we can increase these opportunities with more higher education programmes and apprenticeships being offered each year.”


VQ Learner of the Year 2014 medals and certificates were presented to:

  • Adam Chapman – Diploma in Childcare and Education (Level 2 & 3)
  • Aleksejs Puckovs – Diploma in Electrical Installation (Level 2 & 3)
  • Ross Ingram – BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
  • Alex Caswell-Jones – BTEC Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services
  • Ashleigh Faherty – BTEC Diploma in Travel and Tourism (Level 3)
  • Emma Parsons – NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy
  • Kathryn Hughes – Diploma in Hairdressing (Level 3)
  • Angela Smith – NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing
  • Nicholas Galway – VRQ Diploma in Engineering (Level 2)
  • Kane Bentley – VRQ Diploma in Engineering (Level 2)
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