The team at F1 Training Bedford have recently been awarded the National Careers Service award for Best Learning Project in the East of England.
This award recognised projects that have made a positive difference to learners’ development. Nominations were sourced from projects that have helped learners to completely transform their lives – and for many, the lives of those around them. Award winning project needed to demonstrate that the learners have made significant progress by providing statements from learners. It was the outcome of the provision which is key to the eligibility for the award.
F1's nominations included the following learner statements:
"When I came in I was uncertain how I would get on with F1, as the Job Centre sent me here and I didn’t want to be here. Now that I have been on the course for 4 weeks, I would happily volunteer to stay on for another 4 weeks. This is because I have gained so much from it."
"I hated my first few hours on the course, but after Lucy showed me that I could achieve and showed me that I had to be part of the classroom team, I calmed down and started to get loads out of the course. I passed all the qualifications and when I read my feedback from Lucy I was emotional as this was the first time that anyone had been patient with me. I have never had a positive relationship with a teacher before and Lucy was ace".
"I came into the group with lots of anxiety of being in a group. The four weeks has not only given me new qualifications, but has given me the confidence to be better in social situations. This will help me greatly in future interviews. I have applied for three jobs this week and feel confident about going to the interviews. The team at F1 have been great. Thank you."