Inspiring learner at Kensington and Chelsea College receives recognition award

Kensington and Chelsea College is a local community based college in west London offering a wide range of courses and extensive support services. 

The college currently delivers a diverse portfolio of CACHE qualifications in a number of sectors including Children and Young People, Early Years Educator, Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, and Health and Social Care.

Amina, a learner at Kensington and Chelsea College, recently won the Jack Petchey Achievement Award. The Jack Petchey Achievement Award scheme is a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of their young people, helping individuals to raise their aspirations, believe in themselves and make a contribution to their society.

Tracie Fryer-Kanssen, Curriculum Manager at Kensington and Chelsea College, commented: “Amina started college with no qualifications at all, she began studying the Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings alongside her GCSEs. Amina then progressed to the Level 2 Certificate in An Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.

“Amina has matured into a responsible and reflective learner who has excelled in her placement, successfully securing employment there over the summer. She is now enrolled on the Level 3 qualification starting in September.”

“Amina was nominated by her classmates and tutor for the Jack Petchey Achievement Award as she had achieved 100% attendance and punctuality over the year in college and placement. An impressive achievement especially over the last half term of the course, as Amina lives directly underneath Grenfell Tower and her placement was in the tower itself.”

Amina is in a dedicated 16-18 class with a specialist tutor, Suzzanne Warwick Barron. Suzzanne focuses on the course content but also encourages independent learning and study, starting their journey as a professional. Many of the learners studying the Level 2 qualifications progress to the Level 3 and then often go on to study at university.

Carol Hurry, CACHE External Quality Assurer, recently visited Kensington and Chelsea College and praised the work of the learners and the wide variety of methods used to assess the work. 

Tracie added: “I’m delighted with the recognition of Amina and the success of all the learners; they are a marvellous, eclectic class!”