Johnathan Webb Selected for LSC Celebration of Learning and Skills Award 2008

10th March 2008 2:14pm - Return to press releases

Johnathan Webb has been selected by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), for the LSC Celebration of Learning and Skills Award 2008

East Riding College are delighted that Johnathan Webb has been selected by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), for the LSC Celebration of Learning and Skills Award 2008.  He is one of three outstanding learners from East Yorkshire, beating off competition from over 250 nominees across Yorkshire and the Humber to be shortlisted for an award in the Art, Media and Publishing category.

Johnathan, aged 23 from Beverley has travelled a long way since coming to East Riding College. He has cerebral palsy and has very severe physical difficulties, but has let nothing stand in his way to succeed in achieving his career goal.  He started on a 2 year Foundation course at entry level and then progressed to the Level 2 First Diploma in Art and Design.  Johnathan is currently on his second year of the Level 3 National Diploma in E Media.  He has gained merits and distinctions throughout the courses.

Johnathan said, ?I am very pleased to be nominated for this award and feel proud just to have got this far.  I came to East Riding College in 2001 where I started on a National Skill Profile Entry Level course.  The course really helped me to build my confidence and develop my skills.  I spent three years on the course until I progressed to the BTEC Foundation Art and Design course in 2005, which was the area I had always been interested in since I had always been a creative person.  It was the first time that I really felt I was on a course that I could really build on.  The following year I went to East Riding College?s Bridlington site where I achieved Merits and Distinctions on the BTEC First Diploma in Design course.  Along with the course I re-sat my GCSE English and achieved a grade C.

?For the past two years I have been on the BTEC National Diploma where I have achieved Merits and Distinctions in a range of media areas.

?I have enjoyed my time at East Riding College and will always remember my time here and the people I have met along the way.  I am now looking forward to going to University to start a TV and Film Design BA Honours Degree at Hull School of Art and Design?.

John Guy, Course Tutor said, ?Congratulations to John he deserves this success.  He is a valued member of the group, contributing to class activities, discussions and decisions.  He has made many friends during his time at the College and now feels he is ready for his next big challenge, university.  John will be missed by all his friends and tutors at East Riding College but we wish him well with his future studies?.

The awards ceremony will take place on 16 April 2008 at the International Centre in Harrogate.