23rd February 2021

Last week, Apprenticeships at Salford City College were awarded the Gold award for Learning Provider of the Year at the annual Learning Awards.

The Learning Awards is an annual awards ceremony hosted by the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI). It recognises innovation and achievement in workplace learning. The 'Learning Provider of the Year' Award is presented to an enterprise that provides learning services to external clients. Winners are chosen through demonstrating consistent high quality and innovation, strong client value propositions, proof of innovation, and evidence of business impact.

The event, which was this year held virtually, took place on Thursday 18th February and was hosted by television presenter Claudia Winklemen.

Head of Apprenticeships, Allan Milne with Presenter, Claudia Winklemen

With entries from across the country, the competition was tight, however Apprenticeships at Salford City College wowed the judging panel and received the Learning Provider of the Year Gold award. The Gold award is the highest level awarded at the ceremony, having unanimous vote from all of the judges.

When awarding the team with the highly commended award, the judges said: “Apprenticeships at Salford City College's inspiring goal to reduce unemployment, create inclusive and accessible learning opportunities can only be celebrated by the well-deserved Gold award for Learning Provider of the Year.”   

The Judges were impressed by their innovative approach to transforming their face to face workshops to the digital space, enabling apprentices to carry out and evidence their learning.

The Judges added: “The passion and care for students was profound from testimonials for SCC employees, students and employers. Clear evidence of transforming learners' lives and impressive pass rates leading to successful careers made SCC a stand out winner.”

Commenting on the achievement, Allan Milne Head of Apprenticeships at Salford City College, said: “I am incredibly proud of the achievement. It is testament to the hard work, passion and dedication displayed by my apprenticeship colleagues every day. They are exceptionally talented people who want to make a very positive difference to the lives of our apprentices and learners.”

If you are interested in finding out more about apprenticeships, then contact the Apprenticeships at Salford City College team on: 0161 631 5555 or apprenticeships@salfordcc.ac.uk.