A student from the Preparation for Life and Work department has won the Functional Skills Achievement Award at the recent LA7 Youth Awards 2015. Daniel Henderson was recognised for his determination and hard work at Tyne Metropolitan College.

The LA 7 Youth Awards celebrates the success of students for their achievements and progression – from developing new social and employability skills to demonstrating an excellent commitment to learning.  The Functional Skills Achievement Awards recognised the achievements of individuals who have been able to improve their functional skills in English, Maths or I.C.T. 

Daniel was nominated by Head of Preparation for Life and Work; Andrea Cochrane who said: “Daniel has shown significant improvement since joining the College. We’re really proud of him – Daniel is a very committed student and I have seen his confidence go from strength to strength – from making new friends to improving prospects for employability, Daniel has shown an outward commitment to his studies and self-improvement .The College is delighted that Daniel has been recognised for all of his hard work by the LA 7 Youth Regional Awards.”

Andrea added: “Daniel has worked incredibly hard in his functional skills maths and has made great progress. Not only has he achieved his Level 1, he has also successfully achieved his Level 2. Daniel is first person ever on Preparing for Employment to achieve this, and it reflects the work Daniel has put in to his sessions. 

Daniel has also achieved the Certificate in Employability Skills and the Level 1 Award in Engineering and has also completed a placement at Northumbria Youth Action.  Daniel will be participating in Talent Match during the summer period – an engagement programme that works closely with individuals to develop skills to enter employment and will be progressing to the Level 1 Transition to Employability course in September.

The LA 7 Youth Awards took place at the Dryden Centre, with a buffet, entertainment and a raffle provided, Daniel said: “I was really shocked to nominated – this award means a lot to me. The evening was really enjoyable – there was a magician and the food was really lovely. I’ve loved every minute of my course and I’ve had lots of support at TyneMet - the tutors are really helpful and friendly and always have time to talk to you. I’ve made lots of good friends and learnt lots of new things; I’ve been working on getting my C.V and cover letter together so one day I can get a job.”

To find out more information about our wide range of Preparation for Life and Work courses visit: tynemet.ac.uk/ foundation or speak a Gateway advisor call: 0191 229 5000 or email enquires@tynemet.ac.uk