Student Hayley Gets the Best Mark in the World... Again

undefinedBlackburn College student Hayley Barritt has once again achieved the highest overall mark in the world, this time for the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Professional Diploma.

The accolade comes a year after Hayley achieved the highest overall mark in the world for the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Advanced Diploma.

Hayley, 29, was the second student from Blackburn College to scoop the prestigious accolade, following in the footsteps of her programme leader Lucy Addison who also achieved the highest CIPS mark in the world 10 years ago, whilst also a student at Blackburn College.

Lucy is delighted by Hayley’s latest success and said: “I’ve never heard of someone achieving the accolade twice across two different levels. Once again, I am absolutely delighted and proud beyond belief. To continue to outperform all her peers on an international scale is incredible and testament to her dedication. Hayley’s success is also testament to the phenomenal teaching staff we have at the University Centre at Blackburn College, including Dr Mark Wilkinson who has been the lead tutor on the Level 6 programme.”

Hayley is in charge of contracts and purchasing for pharmaceutical packaging at Dechra Pharmaceuticals – where she works as Materials Planner. She said: “It feels amazing to have achieved this accolade for a second time – I can’t quite believe it. A special thanks to the tutors at Blackburn College who are fantastic and have been so supportive.”

Blackburn College continues to be a CIPS Centre of Excellence – the highest level award bestowed by The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply and has attained this status for 20 years in a row. Students studying the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Professional Diploma in 2017/2018 significantly outperformed the national averages – achieving a 100% pass rate in all six modules.

18 Dec 2018, 09:25 AM

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