Young Adult Learner Award Winners

This award recognises the achievements of outstanding young people (aged 18-25) who have, through learning, transformed their own lives and the lives of their families, friends, their communities, and the places they work.

Young Adult Learner - National Winner

Casey Bougourd

Soon after embarking on a Construction course, Casey was offered an apprenticeship with a local company and became their first female bricklayer.

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Young Adult Learner - Highly Commended

Emily Everitt

Emily didn’t enjoy her time at school and left with only a few GCSEs. After a break of eight years she decided it was time she returned to education so she could have the career she wanted.

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Young Adult Learner - Highly Commended

Jack Ellis

Jack experienced speech and language difficulties from an early age which impacted his ability to make friends at school and ‘fit in’. He now has several qualifications and a permanent job under his belt.

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Young Adult Learner Award - Regional Winner

Ahmed Haji

Just four years ago, Ahmed’s only qualifications were not recognised in the UK. He has now completed his HNC and promotes learning options to disengaged teenagers in Southampton.

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Young Adult Learner Award - Regional Winner

Kieran Creighton

Kieran found school life challenging. He achieved little academically and found it difficult to develop friendships. With support from Derwentside College, he is now a more confident man with a positive future ahead.

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Young Adult Learner Award - Regional Winner

Michael Evans

Michael was unemployed and experienced periods of depression and low self-esteem; he described himself as “lost”. However, one particular visit to the local job centre set him on a new path that completely changed his life.

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