A Food Manufacturing work-based assessor at Deeside College has been awarded a City & Guilds Medal for Excellence.
For more than 10 years Sue Champion has been the driving force behind the development, implementation and application of Food Manufacturing training at Deeside College.
Under Sue and her team’s guidance and dedication, over one thousand learners have successfully achieved accredited qualifications across a number of different levels. In addition to this success she has gained eighteen straight A grades following visits from external verifiers.
Thanks to Sue’s work her department have won a range of awards and she has been instrumental in overseeing the development of new and innovative resources for learners. These have included a virtual learning environment and a handbook for Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) learners that is now used by all Foundation Modern Apprentices trained at the College. She also supported the development of an award winning highly successful multi-language induction CD for employers to use with employees.
Sue has forged strong relationships with a number of employers in the area who share her view on the importance of staff training and development. One such employer is Headland Foods based in Flint, whose HR manager Joy Wilkinson believes Sue’s award is well deserved.
Joy said: “Sue has worked tirelessly with us to develop our staff training plan. She is committed and passionate and on behalf of Headland Foods I would like to congratulate her on this much deserved achievement.”
Deeside College Co-ordinator for Work Based Learning in Catering Hospitality and Food Industries, Carolyn Preece who nominated Sue for the Medal for Excellence added: “I can not think of anyone more deserving and worthy of receiving a City & Guilds Medal for Excellence. Sue is innovative, passionate and dedicated and I’m delighted her efforts have been recognised on the national stage.”
Speaking after receiving the Medal for Excellence, Sue said: “I was surprised and delighted to have been selected to receive the City & Guilds Medal for Excellence.”