College Lecturer Wins Coverted City & Guilds Medal of Excellence for Delivering IT Qualifications

4th April 2006 10:52am - Return to press releases

Shelagh Finlay, an IT lecturer at East Riding College has recently been awarded with a medal of excellence for teachers in IT.

City and Guilds, the UK's leading awarding body for work-related qualifications, has been awarding medals annually since 1879. The Medals of Excellence programme rewards talented people who have displayed exceptional standards as a lecturer, learner or external verifier with City & Guilds, and whose portfolio and achievements stand out from the crowd.

Entries for this award have to first be recommended by the City and Guilds External Verifier. Shelagh was also endorsed for the award by her manager, Alison Gray who strongly supported Shelagh for her efforts and outstanding contribution to the development of the e Quals curriculum at the College.

Samples of Shelagh's work and a full report was then judged by members of the City and Guilds Team.

The endorsement was accompanied by the following comments from Alison; "I have no hesitation in recommending Shelagh for this medal. As it has been shown in the documents submitted, her enthusiasm not only with increased registrations but ability to work at all levels to increase awareness and skills of her colleagues across the College, has enabled the college to be more IT aware. This in turn can only assist candidates in other subject areas to be supported when faced with IT within their occupational areas".

Shelagh attended the Yorkshire Regional City and Guilds Award celebrations at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on the 17 March where she was officially awarded a Medal of Excellence. She has also invited her manager, Mrs Alison Gray to attend the Lions Award Ceremony (the National awards Ceremony) on the 3 April at The Brewery in London to celebrate the success of all of the regional winners in the UK.

Shelagh said "I was really thrilled to win this award for East Riding College, especially as this College has always strived to achieve excellence".

Alison Gray, Sector Manager said "I am looking forward to attending the National Awards Ceremony in London with Shelagh in recognition of her achievements in IT. This is a really prestigious award for both Shelagh and East Riding College and I am extremely proud of both Shelagh and her colleagues in the IT department. This also endorses the IT training at the College and recognises the quality of the course".