The awards were handed out by Governor Paul Ragnall, with speeches by Deputy Principal of Burnley College Simon Jordan and head of Division Maureen Kelly.
The Foundation and Community Studies Division offers a wide range of courses and excellent support in a range of subjects, including courses that lead to employment, with ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Work Skills and Choices. Learners with additional support needs attend a range of modules including Life Skills, Health and Safety, Independent Living Skills, Employability and health-related subjects.
Major highlights of the latest academic year include:
- Learners taking part in work experience placements with employers in various sectors throughout Burnley
- The vast majority of ESOL Learners progressing to further courses within college
- Work Skills for Engineering Learners volunteering at Penning Lancashire Community Farm
- Work Skills for Care Learners completing secondments within charitable organisations
- Work Skills for Business Learners completing an enterprise activity in the college Atrium, raising money for charity
- Connect Learners enjoying their first residential trip to Bendrigg, with adventure activities
- An increase from two to eight employers engaging with our Supported Internship programme, supporting Learners with complex needs into paid employment or volunteering.