The Skills for Life and Employment Department win Pearson’s 2022 Award for FE Team of the Year

Joy Grundy, Head of Inclusive Learning, and her team have won a Pearson’s National Teaching award, adding to the growing collection of achievements for the College.

The Pearson National Teaching Awards were established in 1998 by David, Lord Puttnam CBE, as a means of recognising and celebrating the UK’s educators. Their main goal is to show teachers how much they are valued, and they do this through their annual National Teaching Awards and the Thank a Teacher Campaign.

Joy and her team deliver a range of pre-entry, entry, and level one courses for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, at Eccles Sixth Form College. These courses are specially designed to develop the skills and knowledge that students need for life, further study, and future employment.

The courses also include two supported internships; students have lessons and complete work placements at Salford Royal Foundation Trust and the University of Salford. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop employability skills in real-life settings and many of them have gained paid employment due to their performance on our supported internships.

We are extremely proud of the Skills for Life and Employment department – this award shows the dedication that Joy and her team deliver, helping students develop to their full potential.

If you’re interested in the courses the Skills for Life and Employment team deliver, visit our website for more details – or call 0161 631 5142.

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