BTEC Student of the Year

BTEC Student of the Year

Congratulations to Year 13 student Jay Bradley who received the Outstanding BTEC Child & Social Care Student of the Year 2017 at the BTEC Awards ceremony.

A total of 22 successful candidates were singled out for excellence in their area of study or work, after almost 1,000 applications were made to this year’s judging panel.

Jay said: “I am overwhelmed and delighted to receive this award, I feel so passionate about the important role that Social Care plays in our society and I look forward to seeing what my future career might hold.

“My science teacher, Mrs Eldrett, recommended the course to me as she felt it was something I would be good at. It was also a course that would get me to where I wanted to be as it has a practical side to it.”

The award ceremony, which Jay attended with his parents and teacher Mrs Cooper, took place at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London, following a lunch reception in Parliament with MPs from across the political parties.

Mrs Cooper said: “Jay thoroughly deserves this award. After overcoming several personal and academic difficulties Jay has been totally committed to this course from day one. In addition to achieving the highest grade Jay has completed over 550 hours of additional work experience; he has volunteered his time to a number of charitable projects and has also completed qualifications in first aid, child safe guarding and PREVENT.

“Jay now works for Ryedale Special Families supporting families and young people with additional and complex needs in the local community. He is looking forward to starting his degree in Children, Young People and Families with Special Educational Needs at York St John this coming September.”

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