Learner of the Year awards

tpm Learner of the Year Awards 2020

Our Board of Directors is delighted to announce the winners of the tpm Learner of the Year awards for 2020. We asked teachers and trainers to select nominees according to criteria set by the board. Specifically, these included attendance, punctuality, commitment and attitude to learning, and commitment to the tpm Making a SPLASH resilience model. 

Covid-19 meant 2020 threw unprecedented challenges at tpm’s learners, not least getting to grips with new, remote modes of teaching, learning and working. Consequently, the winners’ achievements are doubly significant. The board has chosen the Learner of the Year award winners from nominations made by their teachers and trainers. We salute your tenacity, resilience and resourcefulness and wish you every continued progression and success in 2021.

Award certificates and prizes will be issued shortly.

Learner of the Year winners

Early Years Intermediate Apprentice – Jessica Standley 

  • Excellent attendance including during lockdown at zoom meetings
  • Resourceful – Took advantage of the lockdown and actively asked for work
  • Completed her Early Years Practitioner and progressed to the advanced Early Years Educator Standard

Early Years Advanced Apprentice – Charlotte Potts 

  • A very committed approach to grow, learn and further develop her knowledge skills and professional behaviours
  • Extraordinary resourcefulness, sourcing new employment for herself following redundancy during lockdown
  • Actively participated in our early pilots of remote learning podcasts

Business Administration Apprentice – Kieran Garvey

  • Excellent attendance, punctuality and commitment
  • Completed work to a very high standard of occupational relevance
  • Kieren completed his L1 Functional skills ICT within six weeks and subsequently level 2 ICT showing his ability to develop his skills to a high level.

Team Leading Apprentice – Georgia Nisted

  • Excellent attendance, punctuality, commitment and motivation
  • A responsive curious and independent learner who strives to develop new skills and take on responsibility to support others. 
  • She has embraced this qualification and the new concepts as well as her role in the workplace and has a strong sense of responsibility and accountability.

Functional Skills Learner – Hayley Cornmell

  • Outstanding attendance and punctuality. 
  • Great attitude and commitment to her own learning and development on FS while undertaking L3 Childcare. 

Functional Skills Teacher David Ealey said, “Hayley was one of the hardest working learners I have ever met; when she found a subject difficult, she redoubled her efforts to understand and progress. She achieved both L1 and L2 FS in her time with tpm and never faltered in her determination to succeed.” 

Traineeship Learner – Abby Johnson 

  • Excellent attendance and timekeeping; attending all remote zoom sessions during lockdown
  • Great attitude to her own learning; always completing work on time and asking for more. 
  • Abby completed additional CPD training in Health & Safety in the workplace and Infection Prevention and Control eventually progressing to the Early Years Practitioner, Intermediate Apprenticeship Standard

Most Resilient Learner of the Year – Lauren Mooney 

  • Commitment to own learning and progression; staying ahead of her expected milestones throughout
  • Excellent self-management of own learning needs and accessing support from tutors to do this
  • Exceptional attitude to work, learning, health and managing carer responsibilities during Covid-19