Over the summer Clipper Logistics at Ollerton, Nottinghamshire held a presentation event for the learners who had successfully completed City & Guilds qualifications.
With support from URTU Union Learning Reps and Project Workers a number of workers at Clipper had successfully achieved the City & Guilds’ Functional Skills in English qualification.
Clipper Logisticsʼ General Manager at Ollerton, Iain Armstrong, opened the presentation by thanking everyone for attending and informing attendees that Clipper were now interested in how the Functional Skills in English courses could be rolled out across their sites nationally.
Paula Rowland, Managing Director at Axia Solutions, was next up and welcomed the learners. Paula praised the role of URTU Learning for ensuring that learning was introduced to the site and for working, in partnership, with Clipper and Axia in supporting the learners.
Anthony Daley, Lead Tutor at Axia Solutions, presented the City & Guilds certificates. Three learners also received an additional award for their exceptional hard work during the course, plus a £20 gift voucher.
During the presentation event, the learners from Clipper were asked if they had enjoyed the course and, importantly, if they had found it useful. Without exception the response was that the course had been very enjoyable and that they were planning on doing further learning.
When it came to the question regarding how useful they had found the course, the answers showed just how beneficial learning can be. There was consensus that the course had not only helped in their work environment but had also had greatly benefited their social and personal lives.
One learner stated:
The course has given me a better understanding of both written and spoken English and has dramatically improved my understanding of society and culture in the UK”.
Speaking at the event, Simon Walker, URTU Learning Project Worker, said:
This presentation has been a great success and has helped create a postive atmosphere of learning at Clipper Logistics at Ollerton.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Clipper Logistics and Axia Solutions for their support throughout this period. But, most of all, I would like to thank the learners for
their absolute commitment and determination to achieve these qualifications”.
Further functional skills courses are already planned for this autumn at the Clipper Logistics in Ollerton.