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VQ Winners 2012

25th June 2012 <b>VQ</b> Winners 2012

This year’s Vocational Qualifications awards evening took place at the Victoria Theatre in front of an audience of over 400. The event is the College's annual awards ceremony to recognise student achievement.

This year record numbers of students were nominated by tutors in a number of categories including most improved learner, apprentice of the year, significant contribution to College, enterprising learner and VQ hero of the year.

The special guest for the evening was ex-student Rebecca Bridger, who has just graduated from Loughborough University. Rebecca, who sits on the National Executive Council of the NUS, gave a truly inspirational experience about the positive impact she had whilst learning at Calderdale College and how it has helped her and guided her since.

Current Calderdale College Student Union Executive members Chloe Carter and Nathan Hoyle were the comperes for the evening and did it with some style and humour!

The following winners were awarded their trophy by Rebecca and Lynn Mackenzie, Chair of Governors:

VQ Category Winner’s 2012

Most Improved Young Learner of the Year Ahmed Ali Pour

Most improved Adult Learner of the Year Richard Whylie

Young apprentice of the Year Shannon Savile

Adult Apprentice of the Year Jonathon Naylor

Significant contribution to College & Community (under 18) Emily Webster

Significant contribution to College & Community (Over 18)  Craig Henry 

Most Enterprising Young learner of the Year  Thomas Jordan Bridge 

Most Enterprising Adult   Amy Waite 

Young Learner of the Year Amy Green  

Adult Learner of the Year Leanne Maher 

The final award of the evening was presented on behalf of the Percival Whitley Charitable Trust in memory of trust member Keith McDonald who sadly died early in 2012. The inaugural winner of the Keith McDonald Inspirational Learner of the Year Award was Craig Henry.

To find out more about our winners click here.

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