BEDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL’S TRAINING AND
ASSESSMENT CENTRE (BTAC) AWARDS
Mayor, Dave Hodgson, presented over 100 BTAC students, from a
range of roles within the children’s workforce, with their
qualifications last week at an awards evening which took place at
the Corn Exchange.
The annual celebration saw many family
members, friends, managers and work colleagues gather together in
support of those who had achieved their various awards within the
The Mayor, Dave Hodgson, said: “It’s the
Borough’s children who will benefit from the skills and knowledge
that these individuals have gained through their hard work and
determination. I am proud that we have such an array of talent on
hand to help our young people to thrive.”
The Mayor also presented some special
achievement awards. These students had been nominated by their
assessors for going that one step further in the process of their
learning and had overcome a number of barriers in their learning
Here are two examples the special achievement
Talisha Brown Achieving ‘Against the
Talisha worked towards her Level 2 in
Children’s Learning and Development, while also completing a health
and Social Care NVQ.
She was working as a volunteer in her setting
and worked long evening shifts in a care home in order to complete
the other award.
Time management to complete tasks was
difficult, as she has very young children.
All assignments were handwritten, yet she made
sure she gave them in on time, and often worked late into the night
to complete them.
Raising the Standards in
This award went to Sheron Proctor Playwork
Level 3, and Tracy Harte and Gina Morgan Play Work Level 2, who
work at Kids Active After School Club and Holiday Play Scheme at
Ursula Taylor Lower School, in Clapham.
They now have a Play Policy adopted throughout
the school, quite a challenge to advocate the benefits of Playwork
in an education establishment, but this they have
Please see the full list of awards, below:
Achieving Against the
Raising the standards through the NVQ
Learner of the Year: