The University of Chester’s Learning and Enterprise Centre (LEC) is officially the best Centre of its kind in the country.
Having already been named as the North West Centre of the Year by the University for Industry/Learndirect in July, the LEC went forward into the national final in which it was up against 12 other Centres from around the United Kingdom.
During a glittering award ceremony in London on Monday, the LEC was announced victorious and was presented with the prestigious National Learning Centre of the Year Award by television’s Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.
Alison Roberts, Recruitment and Support Officer at the LEC, was understandably delighted with the outcome. She said: “We are all over the moon, we haven’t stopped smiling since. Everyone from the LEC travelled to London for the ceremony together, it’s been a real team effort the whole way.
“It’s great testament to the learners at the Centre as well, not just the staff. It’s absolutely fantastic to be recognised nationally for the work that we do.”
A trophy was presented to the team and will now take pride of place at the Centre as testament to its fantastic achievements of the last 12 months.
The Learndirect Achievement Awards are in their third year and the LEC beat over 1000 original entrants to win the Award.
The Centre also scooped a total of four awards at the North-West finals in July and more recently won four accolades at the Widening Active Participation for Older People (WAPOP) Young at Heart Awards.