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Double win at FAB 2023 Awards

Awarding organisations NCFE and Active IQ, which sits within the NCFE portfolio, were both recognised at the FAB 2023 Awards, celebrating success across the education and skills sector in the UK. 

NCFE apprentice Christopher Ademola, a 16-year-old Adult Care Worker Level 2 apprentice studying through Salford City College, was named Apprentice of Year thanks to his exceptional skills and behaviours in helping to improve the lives of those he cares for. 

After deciding to look for an apprenticeship after being inspired by his mum to work in care services, Christopher was keen to gain experience in a range of services so he could understand different patient needs and how each service works; spending time in areas such as dementia care, mental health, disabilities, autism and more.    

Leaving a strong impression on these placements, two managers immediately offered him permanent placements, due to his dedication and excellent work standards. It’s this passion that, earlier in the year, saw Christopher named Apprentice of the Year at NCFE’s own Aspiration Awards. 

Speaking on the award win, Christopher said: “I am honoured. Winning this award brings immense joy to myself and those around me. I am grateful to everyone who has been a part of my journey. All I can say is, wow!”

Also claiming an award at FAB 2023 was Active IQ, an awarding organisation and apprenticeship end-point assessment organisation (EPAO) NCFE acquired in 2022 focused on qualifications and career pathways in the physical activity and wellness sector.  

Active IQ won the award for Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Active for its Healthy People, Healthy Planet sustainability strategy.  

Healthy People, Healthy Planet outlines an ambitious plan to become a more sustainable business and a carbon-neutral organisation by 2024. Active IQ has made significant progress, reducing its estimated CO2 emissions from 207.46 tonnes in 2019 to 142.66 tonnes in 2022, reflecting its dedication to adopting a more sustainable and responsible approach. 

Dave Erasmus, Chairman of carbon management platform, Our Carbon, commented: “Active IQ's nomination for the FAB Awards is a rightful recognition of their deep commitment to carbon responsibility, far beyond mere lip service.  

“Their approach is considered, consistent and clear and focused on deep cultural change in sustainability. At Our Carbon, we take pride in having equipped Active IQ with an approach grounded in transparency and accuracy, guiding their initial steps on this meaningful shift. Their progress serves as an inspiring example for others to follow.” 

For more information about apprenticeships and end-point assessment (EPA) at NCFE visit our dedicated page.  

I am honoured. Winning this award brings immense joy to myself and those around me. I am grateful to everyone who has been a part of my journey. All I can say is, wow!

Christopher Ademola, FAB Award winner

Watch: Christopher winning our Apprentice of the Year Aspiration Award for 2023

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