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NULC Student nominated for National BTEC Award

2nd April 2015

Newcastle-under-Lyme College IT student Daniel Ryan has been shortlisted for this year’s National BTEC Awards from over 800 nominations.

NULC Student nominated for National BTEC Award

Daniel, 23 from Stoke-on-Trent, who is studying for a BTEC Extended Diploma in IT, previously achieved an Intermediate Construction Award in Brickwork. However, due to injury, he had to reconsider his career options and with a strong passion for computing, his in-depth knowledge won him a place on his current course.

Vocational Curriculum Manager, Vicki Disley said: “Daniel is very keen to progress and wishes to build a career in computing. He shows a real interest and enthusiasm for the subject, being able to share his experience from further research or practical computing to stimulate discussion and add value to each of the lectures he attends. He opens fresh avenues of thought to other learners around him; captivating others in the enjoyment of computing.”

The National BTEC Awards, now in its fifth year, aims to recognise the exceptional achievements of individuals, along with the excellent teachers, tutors, schools, colleges, training providers and employers who deliver their learning.

Said Vicki: “Daniel has a specific talent and interest in scripting and games design, HTML 5 and web development. He has built a website for a firm of chartered accountants and also has a good knowledge of hardware. After achieving Distinction grades in all units of study he should confidently achieve D*D*D* grade overall.”

Daniel’s nomination will now be judged by an expert panel of vocational employers, journalists, tutors and educationalists. If successful Daniel will be recognised at a glittering awards ceremony on 7 July in London.

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