Five Seevic College students nominated for 2014 VQ Day Awards

Wednesday, 04 June 2014

Seevic is very proud to announce that five students from the College have been put forward for the 2014 VQ Day Awards.

The seventh annual VQ Day takes place on Wednesday 4 June 2014, and recognises the vocational achievements of students from across the country. The Level 2 / 3 Seevic students entered for the award are studying a range of vocational qualifications, and have been nominated for a variety of reasons...

Adriana LebiodaAdriana Lebioda, aged 20, was put forward for her “exceptional attitude to work”, in recognition of both her high attainment and her willingness to go above and beyond on her assignments. She had to learn English alongside her Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Business, as she came directly to Seevic from her school in Poland. After completing her assignments early, she is currently undertaking an extra work experience placement with the Seevic College Marketing Team.

Adriana said: “I’m feeling proud that I have achieved so much during the last four years. My confidence with the English language has grown since I began to get distinction grades, and this has helped motivate me to continue doing well.”

Cullen Lambird-BootsCullen Lambird-Boots, aged 16 and formerly a pupil of Castle View School, is working toward his Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Business. His tutors describe Cullen as “an excellent role model”, encouraging his peers to achieve alongside him. Not only does Cullen consistently produce work of a high standard, he frequently requests “top-up tasks” to do while others finish the work that he has already completed. He also has fantastic attendance and punctuality.  

When asked what advice he would give to those currently sitting their GCSEs, Cullen said: “I’d say that you should knuckle down and make sure you do everything you can to get the qualifications you need for the course you want to take next year.”

Jamie Lee Jackson (wearing white) with the Apprenticeship Team at Seevic College Jamie Lee Jackson, aged 19 and formerly a pupil of St Peters College in Chelmsford, completed her Level 2 Apprenticeship in Childcare with Seevic last year. She is now completing her Level 3 Apprenticeship with the same employer. Jamie has overcome a great deal in order to excel in her course, and has recently been elected as a college councillor and won Learner of the Month in her area.

When asked about her plans for the future, Jamie said: “I hope keep working with my current employer for another couple of years, become a room leader and work towards starting an Early Years degree.”

Luke TyrrellLuke Tyrrell, aged 17 and formerly a pupil of Gable Hall School in Corringham, completed his Level 2 AAT with Seevic College last year, is currently taking his Level 3 AAT Diploma and plans to return next year to start his Level 4. He divides his time between studying and his part-time job with a local accountancy firm, easily balancing his commitments and even taking on extra study when he gets the chance.

When asked how he felt about being nominated for a VQ Award, Luke said: “It’s great to have my achievements recognised, and knowing that I’m succeeding has really inspired me to keep it up.”

Sheree ByrneSheree Byrne, aged 18, was nominated for her work on the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Photography. Her tutors want to acknowledge the depth of her dedication to her subject. Her tutors describe Sheree as “singular proof that vocational courses are often the best route for driven and focused learners”.

Sheree said: “The experience I’ve had at Seevic has been more one-on-one than it was at school, you get more chance to talk with your tutors; whenever I need anything, I can always ask them and they help straight away. I want to carry on with my photography when I finish my course, and start my own business; I’ve covered a couple of weddings, so I’ve actually started already.” 

If you're interested in taking a vocational qualification at Seevic College, you can learn more about our great BTEC courses here.

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