V Cert Aspiration Awards 2018

Behind every success, there is aspiration.

2018 marked our first V Cert Aspiration Awards, recognising achievements by learners with big aspirations. The scheme was launched to recognise learners who are using V Certs to help them reach their goals and make positive improvements to their life.

We understand that growing up is about more than getting the best marks and young people often face multiple challenges during their time at school. That’s why we asked schools and teachers to consider a range of criteria, including achievement rates, innovative work and overcoming personal challenges, when nominating a learner for Learner of the Year 

Learner of the Year

We had a great response and received a number of very compelling entries from hardworking learners. We’re delighted to announce that the winner of the Learner of the Year award is Emma Owen, a learner at Everton Free School who after a tough start and expulsions from 2 previous schools, has reengaged with education, using learning techniques to reach her potential.

Emma showed qualities of resilience, determination and personal growth and development which has set her on course for a very bright future.

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Highly Commended: Nicholas Earl-Phillipps

We’re delighted to announce that Nicholas Earl-Phillipps, a learner at Bitterne Park School has been highly commended in our V Cert Aspiration Awards.

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Highly Commended: Joe Armstrong

We’re delighted to announce that Joe Armstrong, a learner at North Chadderton School, has been highly commended in our V Cert Aspiration Awards.

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Farnborough Academy case study

We’re delighted to announce that Farnborough Academy in Nottingham have been highly commended as part of our V Cert Aspiration Awards.

The academy deliver a range of NCFE qualifications, including Food and Cookery, Creative Craft, Health and Fitness and Performance Skills, and were awarded the commendation for going above and beyond to help learners exceed even their own expectations.

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