Finalist 2021 Winners

Finalist 2021 - Runner-up

Nicola Williams

Nicola’s main motivation to return to learning after 12 years of stay-at-home parenting was getting back into work. However, she soon started to see the wider benefits of learning, also sparking an interest in a career-change to become a counsellor. After being out of work for 12 years, first to look after and home-school my

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Finalist 2021 - Runner-up

Get into Working in Construction with CSCS Card

The pandemic led to a dramatic increase in unemployment, making finding a new job difficult for many, but even more so for those who have spent time in prison. Get into Working in Construction is a partnership between Hopwood Hall College and Inside Connections which works with prisoners and prison leavers to gain qualifications and

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Finalist 2021 - Runner-up

Skills & Learning ACE – Keep Learning, Keep Well

Lockdown put an end to face-to-face learning for many, but adult community education provider Skills & Learning didn’t let that get in the way. They paired free online learning courses with wider information, advice and guidance to support people through unparalleled circumstances. As well as putting a stopper in the works for many people’s learning,

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Finalist 2021 - Runner-up

Razia Fez

Razia arrived in the UK from Afghanistan knowing very little English. Motivated by a desire to support her children and to be able to live her life independently, she enrolled on Entry 2 Level ESOL. Since then, Razia has passed a GCSE in English and now aspires to help other people to discover the benefits of learning.  When I arrived in the

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Finalist 2021 - Runner-up

Michéle Beck

Michéle works with adults of all levels, teaching Creative Writing as a tool for people to articulate and understand their feelings. Michele’s teaching is tailored to each individual and provides learners with a platform to express themselves through poetry, creative writing and open mic nights. Many of the learners I work with have been struggling

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Finalist 2021 - Runner-up

Karen Davies

Karen first started a phonics course to support her youngest son who struggles with learning. However, she soon realised the wider benefits of education for her own health and wellbeing, which had been severely affected by post-natal depression and a nervous breakdown a few years earlier. I signed up to the phonics online courses to

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Finalist 2021 - Runner-up

Joshua Wolfe

Joshua always had big ambitions to be a fashion designer, but had a difficult start to life and had lacked the right support. He enrolled at the Grimsby Institute while living at the YMCA. Now, three years later, he’s following his dream to become a fashion designer and is a full-time student at Sheffield Hallam

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