NHS Lanarkshire staff advance careers at New College Lanarkshire

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Unsung heroes from the NHS have had their achievements recognised in a special awards ceremony after completing a work-based qualification at New College Lanarkshire.

Administrative and support staff from NHS Lanarkshire attended the celebratory event at the College’s Motherwell Campus after completing the SVQ Business and Administration Level 2 and 3 qualifications delivered through a partnership between the College and NHS Lanarkshire.

Of the 20 successful candidates, 11 who were able to attend were presented their awards by Sandra Reid, Curriculum and Quality for Business, Housing and Management and Rod Harris, Lecturer within the Faculty of Business, Social Science and Sport.

A vote of thanks was given by Kirsty Cole, Organisational Development Manager and Agnes Robb, Learning and Development Manager from NHS Lanarkshire.

The event also allowed the students to be provided with further work-based opportunities within the College, including progression to the HNC in Administration and IT or HNC in Management.

Event host Linda McAllister, Head of Faculty for Business, Social Science and Sport, said:

"The Faculty was delighted to host this awards ceremony, which has now become an annual celebration to acknowledge the achievement of NHS employees.

“This event gives the successful learners the opportunity to visit the college and its facilities.  It also provides the opportunity to consider further choices to enhance their career options.

"The learners greatly enjoyed the experience and recognised the support of New College Lanarkshire in helping them to achieve their goals."

A Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Business and Administration is designed to equip those working at different levels of business and administration with the skills and knowledge they need to demonstrate competence in their job role.

For more information, visit: http://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/courses/business-and-management

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