Congratulations to our October 2019 Achievers!

A huge congratulations to our 33 learners who achieved their qualifications last month and an extra special shout out to the below superstars who have recently achieved Distinctions!

Grace Long – Level 2 Hair Professional Standard
Kirsty Wood – Level 2 Hair Professional Standard
Maryke Butler – Level 2 Hair Professional Standard

Health and Social Care
Matthew Stacey – Level 2 Adult Care

Other qualifications included:

Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing – Painting and Decorating
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Floorcovering Occupation
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Fenestration Installation

Level 2 Hairdressing Standard
Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing

Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport


I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School