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VQ Day 2013

06.06.2013

VQ Day 2013

Tresham celebrated the 6th annual VQ Day on the 5th June 2013 at the Corby campus. VQ Day looks at the celebration of vocational qualifications for students, teachers and employers. It looks at how important it is to celebrate vocational qualifications in the same way we celebrate A-Level and GCSE result days.

This year five students were nominated by their tutors to become a Tresham VQ Hero, each tutor was asked to state why they had nominated their learner.

Anzhelika Skachkova, NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma-Pass

Anzhelika has been an exemplary learner gaining high levels of achievement in tests, assignment work and practical skills. She has overcome English as a second language as part of her achievement and has always maintained a very professional and pleasant manner throughout her studies. Anzhelika is constantly receiving praise from her clients on her excellent client care skills.

Keiran Gourley, BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport – D*D*D*

Kieran has showed maturity beyond his age in not only completing every single assignment to the highest grade possible, but also through furthering his employability skills in his own time outside of college. Although within class Kieran may come across as a quiet and introverted personality, he has a clear career aim in which he has shown dedication to achieving.

Kieran has achieved a D*D*D* profile throughout his two years on the course. His work is always concise and backed up by academic research and submitted on time without fail. He is responsive to feedback and is also happy to listen to any tips onhow to improve further, even when the highest grade has been achieved.

On top of this Kieran has organised and regularly been involved in a variety of sports related voluntary work. He helps to coach a local football team every week and has also gained experience in coaching a variety of ages and abilities in a number of different sports.

Lauren Osbourne, BTEC National Diploma Travel and Tourism- Distinction

Lauren is a conscientious learner and has completed all her work to a high standard. She was popular member of the class and was always helping others when they needed it.

During role plays and practical assessments Lauren always acted professionally and showed excellent potential for the Travel and Tourism industry. She was organised and efficient, often leading group tasks and setting good examples on others. She was always happy to volunteer to help us at various events at the college, including open evenings and learner show-rounds of the college.

On the overseas trip to Egypt, she was very helpful in the planning and organising stages.Throughout the trip she was mature at all times showing a caring nature towards her peers. She has an adventurous side to her character, wanting to experience and explore different cultures.

Lauren has always maintained a part time job and used her customer service experience to assist her on the course. She applied for various universities and gained entry into her first choice. Lauren is determined and self-motivated with an ambition of eventually working for Virgin Atlantic as Cabin Crew.

Mark Sharpling, NVQ Level 2 in Decorative Occupations- Distinction

Mark has worked  very hard to ensure every aspect of his course has been carried out to a high standard, and has had high levels of motivation to ensure perfection in everything he has undertaken. Mark was entered by the department into the Dulex Apprentice Decorator of the year award, where he came second in the regional heat.

Mark has such high levels of work ethic and aptitude towards his profession and college studies and it has been a privilege to teach him.He has not
allowed any distractions to alter his targets of achieving the highest level of possible, and it came as no surprise when Mark gained a distinction his final exam.

Oliver Plumley, BTEC Diploma in Uniformed Public Services – Distinction/ Merit/ Merit

Ollie has developed from level 2 and has worked hard to overcome his dyslexia to complete all his work at a high standard. He always puts in every effort in his work and his attendance. He is always there to help others and has been an ambassador to help others with dyslexia on the course.

He has used his knowledge and experience to work as a Police cadet and is in the process of applying to the regular Police force.

Ollie also used his natural leadership abilities to get an excellent reference from a work placement with an international events company where he was put in charge of a team.

The winners and their guests attended the awards ceremony on the afternoon of the 5th June where they received their awards from Stuart Wesselby.  After receiving their awards they were interview by BBC Northampton Radio to discuss their successes through vocational qualifications, why they choose to study a vocational qualification and what they plan to do after studying a vocational qualification.  The BBC Radio interview can be found here http://bbc.in/16MA80D and more pictures can be found on our twitter page @TreshamCollege.

Congratulations to all of Tresham’s VQ Heroes and Heroines.

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