Bailiff presents College of FE graduates with certificates

A CELEBRATION was in order for 17 College of Further Education students who graduated.

Bailiff Richard McMahon presented certificates at a ceremony held at The Princess Royal Centre for the Performing Arts, sponsored by SPF Private Clients.

College principal Louise Misselke said it was fantastic to see so many students successfully completing their qualifications.

‘Their achievements are testament to their hard work and to that of their tutors.’

Despite the added challenges and changes to their study routines due to the pandemic, she said they faced and overcame them amazingly well.

Now part of The Guernsey Institute, the CoFE offers a range of higher education courses as an alternative to off-island study.

‘Our HE [higher education] programme is under constant review and I am excited at the opportunities that will be available to develop it further as The Guernsey Institute structure progresses. Congratulations again to all our 2020 graduates.’

A ceremony was held for 17 Guernsey College of Further Education students who graduated on Tuesday 3 November, with certificates presented by Bailiff Richard McMahon. Image by TG Communications. (28894952)

Qualifications attained were: CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management & Leadership, City and Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Construction, BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art and Design, CIOB Level 4 Diploma in Site Management.

All but the full-time Art and Design qualification were undertaken while in full-time employment.

Art and Design graduate Alex Loveridge said he really enjoyed the friendly environment, great atmosphere and creative freedoms given on the course, with lecturers always there to guide you.

‘Our lecturers always encouraged us to develop our creativity and to explore new media.’

CoFE employability and enterprise co-ordinator Charlotte Froome secured a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. During her daily work at the college, she organises work placements for students.

‘Undertaking this course was a natural choice for me and a step in my own career progression,’ said Ms Froome. ‘I was really well supported by the college team throughout and it has opened my eyes to just how hard teachers work and how students at the college are supported to develop professionally alongside attaining their qualifications.’

The CoFE is one of three organisations that make up The Guernsey Institute alongside The Institute of Health and Social Care Studies and the GTA University Centre.

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