Stars shine brightly at Blackburn College's FE Star Awards

FE Star Awards 2018

The red carpet was rolled out at Blackburn College on Tuesday 11th September 2018 for the 23rd Further Education Awards, recognising another year of student success and achievement.

Over 100 students were recognised from a variety of programmes at Blackburn College including Business; Digital; Music; Health and Social Care; Law; Construction and Motor Vehicle.

Those who achieved top grades and had secured a coveted place at top universities were also recognised, in addition to students who had progressed directly into employment.

Grace Bradford (19) from Whalley was presented with the highest award of the evening - The Principal’s Award. Grace studied Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business and Law, achieving a tremendous D*D*D* (equivalent to 3 A*s at A-Level) and an A* in her Extended Project.

Grace said: “I am thrilled to have been awarded The Principal’s Award and I really enjoyed studying Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business and Law. The programme helped to provide me with a route to university that didn’t rely solely on exam work and my tutors were great and really guided me through 2 years of hard work.”

Grace is now progressing onto the University of York to study LLB (Hons) Law and has dreams of becoming a Barrister.

Noah Belcham (19) was awarded the prestigious Governors’ Award for always going above and beyond throughout his course and achieving Triple Distinction (equivalent to 3 A*s at A-Level) in Level 3 Mechanical Engineering.

Noah has just moved from his home in Clitheroe to Derby to begin a coveted Degree Apprenticeship in Engineering with luxury car manufacturer, Rolls Royce.

Noah said: “I am incredibly excited about starting at Rolls Royce and feel very lucky to have had this opportunity. I feel very privileged to be part of such a fantastic company at such an early age and the fact that I can learn from Rolls Royce industry experts straight out of College is just amazing.

“Blackburn College helped prepare me for this amazing opportunity and I am so grateful for all that have helped me achieve.”

Irfan Seedat (20) spent four years at Blackburn College, progressing from Level 1 Public Services to Level 3 Public Services (Uniformed or Non-Uniformed) and was recognised for his hard work and fantastic attendance record, achieving 100% attendance over 4 years.

Irfan said: “All of the tutors at Blackburn College were really supportive and went out of their way to help you learn. The course was really practical and engaging and the staff made sure that you were always given plenty of examples and relatable scenarios to support your studies.”

Irfan added: “I am now progressing onto the University of Bolton to study BA (Hons) Crime and Criminal Justice and look forward to pursuing a career within the Police. I have recently joined the Special Constables and hope in the future, to join the Lancashire Constabulary as a full-time Police Officer.”

12 Sep 2018, 13:37 PM

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