Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 16.47.05The 17 students presented with their awards achieved Level 4 qualifications in Business and Professional Administration, equivalent to Higher National Certificates, and Level 5 in Leadership and Management, which equate to Foundation Degrees or Higher National Diplomas.

The graduates represent some of the region’s top talent in both fields coming from organisations including Z G Lighting (UK) Limited, Taylor Shaw, Dale & Valley Homes, Livin, Thirteen,  Wienerberger, MTE Ltd, CA Group and the college itself.

Three additional learners who achieved their Advanced Level Apprenticeships in Management (Level 3) were also presented with their certificates at the event, which was held at the college’s main campus and attended by graduates and their family and friends.

Graduate Claire Walker of Wienerberger Ltd, said: “It was a great night – I thoroughly enjoyed myself and felt very proud of my achievements. The whole evening was well planned and everyone involved made us feel extremely welcome and very special.

“Graduation events are not only an excellent opportunity to reward the hard work of the students but also a great networking opportunity for individuals and the businesses they represent as well as the college itself, which provides an exceptional business learning programme.”

Bishop Auckland College offers a range of higher level and advanced apprenticeship programmes lasting between 12 and 18 months. For further information visit bacoll.ac.uk/apprenticeships, email start@bacoll.ac.uk or contact the apprenticeship recruitment team on (01388) 443000.

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