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An Award Winning Year for an Award Winning College

24th June 2013 <b>An</b> Award Winning Year for an Award Winning College

Calderdale College have had an award-winning year to say the least! Throughout the academic year the College has been awarded the Warwick CEI Award, highlighting how enterprising the College is across all curriculum and programme areas, the Pearson Teacher of the Year Award given to Hairdressing lecturer Helen Sutcliffe and let’s not forget the Women’s Football Development Centre who were crowned champions of the British Colleges of Sport, Yorkshire and Humberside league, to name but a few.

Tutors at the College go the extra mile to ensure that all students’ needs and development requirements are met. Whether it is extra tuition through after-hours sessions or one-to-one advice, the tutors provide an exceptional level of academic training and pastoral care alike. However, it’s not only the tutors that make the College exceptional – the students also play a vital role. The College is delighted to announce that College of the Year was awarded to the Barbering tutors and students at the recent British Barbers Association Awards ceremony in Cardiff for their consistent high standard of the College entries in the competitions.

NACUE was pleased to present the College’s Enterprising Society, Noverio with the ‘Best New Society of the Year Award’ at the Institute of Directors in London. In addition to this, Academy learners won ‘Best Stand’ and ‘Most International Potential Award’ at the Young Enterprise Competition held at University of Leeds.

Brickwork student, Liam Avery-Shiels was awarded third prize in the Guild of Bricklayers competition at Hull College and former Calderdale College student Cathie Dunn was victorious in gaining the Yorkshire and Humber Adult Learners' Week Award. Cathie won the award for her inspiring work with the deaf as a result of her sign language training and her dedication and commitment to completing her learning. Special thanks are also extended to her tutor Darryl Gee for nominating and supporting her though a very difficult time.

First and second place in the Matchfit Skills competition was presented to Level 2 Hairdressing student Maria Osimani and second place was awarded to Level 2 Beauty Therapy student Vicki Louise Shaw, all three awards were presented as a result of their professional, high standard of work which was so impressive, the judges were surprised to learn that Vicky and Maria were not already part of a professional salon.

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