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16 July 2019

Ceremony to celebrate adult learners' achievements

It can be a brave step to go back into education when you have left school behind, these individuals deserve an enormous amount of credit and admiration for making that move.

Cabinet member for children's services, Pauline Church

Wiltshire Council's Family and Community Learning team will celebrate learner achievements with a special awards ceremony

The awards ceremony takes place at Trowbridge Civic Centre on 31 July, and is a perfect chance to celebrate the learners' hard work and successes over the last 12 months.

The service is funded by Educational Skills Funding Agency and supports learners who may have missed opportunities in life due to educational, social or other circumstances.

Cabinet member for children's services, Pauline Church, said: "It can be a brave step to go back into education when you have left school behind, these individuals deserve an enormous amount of credit and admiration for making that move.

"These awards are a great way to celebrate all their achievements."

The service has encouraged more than 200 people back into learning this year. Many were unemployed at the start but have used Wiltshire Family and Community Learning as a springboard to improvement; progression to further learning, working and volunteering.

Courses available to learners include:

  • A range of joint family activities, where the adults learn how they can offer support to their children with English, maths and homework.
  • Developmental opportunities for adults to review their personal aspirations
  • Courses designed specifically for learners wanting to get back to work
  • Maths and English qualifications

The awards will be presented by members of the service's Governance Board. Winners have been chosen by an external panel of judges. The categories are: Life change and progression, Health and wellbeing, Closing the gap, Overcoming challenges, Functional skills learner of the year, Into work and Outstanding individual learner. There will be a winner and runner up for each category.

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Last updated: 16 July 2019 | Last reviewed: 16 July 2019

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