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 Stacey Johnson and Mira Lolliyee, who both studied at ACL Basildon.
Stacey Johnson won the Learning in the Workplace Award for her hard work on her Beauty Therapy Level 2 course. After losing her husband to cancer last year, Stacey wanted a career change from her previous job working in retail, and she found that ACL was best to work around her children. Through the help of ACL, Stacey started a job at Bannatynes Health Club, where she will work and train at the same time. Stacey is also keen to return to ACL to do the Level 3 course.
Upon receiving the Learning in the Workplace Award, Stacey said: “I do feel very proud. I was doing the course because I love my new career path! I think my husband would have been proud of how far I’ve come.” Speaking of her tutor, Stacey added: “She just had a way of teaching that made you know it straight away. She was always so patient. In my experience, with all the tutors I’ve come across, they all seem to be really good and supportive, and they have ideas of what you can do next as well.”
Alongside Stacey, Mira Lolliyee won the Personal Growth and Achievement Award while completing the Health and Social Care Level 3 course. Upon completing the course, Mira aspires to take up an apprenticeship in Occupational Therapy and believes that ACL has helped by providing a stepping stone in her career.
On being recognised for her hard work, Mira said: “I’m really pleased about it. The teachers are excellent and motivated, and they are there to support and help you at any time. I would like to thank ACL for helping lots of adults to achieve their dreams and targets in life.”
To discover more about the ACL Essex Awards, visit www.aclessex.com/acl-awards2022/.
You can also view and download the 2022-23 course.