Outstanding achievements recognised at CIPD Student of the Year event

Outstanding achievements recognised at CIPD Student of the Year event

Celebrations were in order last night as Heart of Worcestershire College, in partnership with CIPD, hosted their annual CIPD Student of the Year Awards.

The awards recognise the achievements of students who have demonstrated outstanding attributes while studying a CIPD qualification at the College.

In total five students received awards which were presented by Tracy Arlott, Chair of CIPD Worcester Branch.

Speaking about the students achievements and the partnership between the CIPD and the College, Tracy commented;

“The CIPD recognises that students are the future of our profession and therefore providing support to centres at a local branch level is extremely important. The Annual Student Awards have been running for a number of years now and it is a highlight for me to honour their successes every year. The Hereford and Worcester Branch is very proud to have a long standing partnership with the Heart of Worcestershire College which I hope will continue for many years to come.”

Chelsea Field, one of the five award winners, who studied the Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management, commented on her experience of the course;

“The College were really supportive and I thoroughly enjoyed working with all the tutors. It was challenging especially whilst working full time, however the hard work certainly paid off. If anyone is considering doing a CIPD course I would definitely recommend the College.”

Catherine Simcox, who studied Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management, further commented;

“My student cohort were brilliant, the tutors energising and the session were really interactive.”

These comments certainly reflect the high quality results the College received earlier in the year; having a 93% exam pass rate which is 29% above the national average.

Attendees were also joined by Guest Speaker Shamim Stokes from Sodexo who presented ‘Leading Change’ a workshop on change management.

The full list of award winners are; Lorna Baker, Human Resource Officer at AKW Medi-care Ltd, Zalina Bingham, Volunteer at Heart of Worcestershire College, Abi Robbins, Human Resource Assistant at Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, Catherine Simox, Human Resources Officer at Worcester City Council and Chelsea Field, Human Resource Advisor at WM Housing Group.

For more information about the College please visit howcollege.ac.uk

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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