College Merthyr Tydfil students achieve Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Award


A group of 10 further education students from The College Merthyr Tydfil have successfully gained an award in recognition of their participation in the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), Heads of the Valleys Young Leaders programme.

The Young Leaders programme, which is supported by Admiral Insurance and John Lewis, provides an opportunity for students to gain one of the ILM’s industry-recognised qualifications, helping them to enhance their leadership and employability skills.

The group of AS and BTEC level 3 students received their awards at a ceremony held at The University of South Wales on Wednesday 22nd April.

Level 3 Business Studies students, Casey Chinnock and Emma Davies, were particularly thrilled to receive their awards, especially Emma who was named as the John Lewis Apprentice of the Year.  

Speaking at the awards, Emma commented “I’ve really enjoyed the programme. It has been a fantastic experience being able to work for John Lewis at the same time as studying for my BTEC level 3 Business Studies qualification. The programme is unique and will help make my personal statement stand out from other applicants when applying to university next year.”

Also celebrating was AS level student Lauren Davies who was awarded the prize of Admiral Apprentice of the Year.

The ILM is the UK’s leading body for management and leadership qualifications. The Young Leaders programme, which was delivered by recruitment and training company Acorn, has provided the students with the opportunity to gain one of the ILM’s industry-recognised qualifications.


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