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Ayrshire College well represented at CDN College Awards

Ayrshire College well represented at CDN College Awards

Ayrshire College has amassed an impressive 5 nominations at the CDN College Awards 2017.

The CDN College Awards recognise the talent, skills and achievements of Scottish colleges, their staff and learners.

With five nominations, Ayrshire College is the most nominated college at the CDN College Awards 2017.

The College has been shortlisted in the following categories:

  • Developing a Regional Curriculum Award
  • Employer Connections Award
  • Inclusive College Award
  • Innovative College Award
  • Student Citizenship Award; where former Sports & Fitness student Kayleigh Haggo is a finalist.

The College has been nominated in the Developing a Regional Curriculum Award category for its ‘Prepare to Care – a Career in Care’ programme, which is in its third year and was designed to address recruitment and retention in the Care at Home sector. 

The Employer Connections Award nomination came as a result of the College establishing successful working relationships with employers, resulting in increased employment in the aerospace and STEM sector for Ayrshire’s young people.

Two successful student-led Sport and Fitness events, ‘One Ayrshire, Many Cultures’ and ‘#EqualityIsQuality’ - which were organised as part of an overarching ‘Respect Ayrshire’ campaign, led to the Inclusive College Award nomination.

Ayrshire College was shortlisted for the Innovative College Award thanks to its sector-leading use of learning analytics and predictive analytics to help reduce student withdrawals and improve attainment.

Kayleigh Haggo studied HNC Sports Coaching and Development and has gone on to university.

She has been nominated for the Student Citizenship Award for being a fantastic role model and ambassador of Ayrshire College, encouraging more young women to study Sports and Fitness courses.

Kayleigh has won three gold medals at the European Paralympic Youth Games, set 13 world records and four national age group records in swimming, race running and club throw sports.

She has used that experience to coach and inspire young people throughout Scotland. A fantastic ambassador of Ayrshire College, Kayleigh is a Scottish Disability Sport Academy athlete and co-tutor, which involves her delivering talks, seminars and coaching sessions to a variety of groups across Scotland. 

7 September 2017

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