On 6th July, we celebrated learners at our Annual Achievement Awards ceremony, held at the Central Baptist Church in Chelmsford.
Over 30 awards were handed to learners, and among the recipients were Colchester-based Amy Parker and Jianzhi Chen, who each received a Personal Growth and Achievement Award.
Amy studied GCSE English Language at ACL Colchester, and commended her tutor for supporting and inspiring her, as well as showing the career path options available and the many more courses that are on offer at ACL. Amy said: “I wasn’t motivated at all when I sat my GCSEs because it was a difficult time in my life. I knew that I would take in more as an adult than as a teenager, but as a mature student, I wanted to be around people my age.” Speaking of the course, and to those who may be hesitant to sign up for a course, Amy said: “I really benefited a lot from it. I would say bite at the chance because it is something that you will enjoy, you will gain confidence, and that will lead to your self-esteem growing.”
Jianzhi is also based in Colchester but studied a Functional Skills Level 1 course online with ACL. Through the course, Jianzhi has found that his writing has improved and that his tutor gave him a lot of support. His goal is to finish the Functional Skills Level 2 course and then find a job. Upon receiving his award, Jianzhi said: “I was surprised and very excited. I never thought in my lifetime as a student I would receive an award. It feels good.”
To discover more about the ACL Essex Awards, visit www.aclessex.com/acl-awards2022/.
You can also view and download the 2022-23 course