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Posted: 16/06/09

Jo Brand presents West Notts College with prestigious TUC unionlearn Quality Award

Debbie Brown, Skills for Life Project Manager and Sandra Cowley from West Nottinghamshire College received the prestigious unionlearn Quality Award from Jo Brand.

The award was made for West Nottinghamshire College’s Skills for Life provision at unionlearn’s third annual conference in central London.  West Nottinghamshire College is one of over 80 education providers to have received the award.

The unionlearn Quality Award is awarded to providers in the learning world who are committed to working with trade unions. Awards are made to providers who demonstrate that unions and union learners are considered in the design, development and delivery of courses and programmes.

Those providers achieving the unionlearn Quality Award will be included on the unionlearn website which receives over three million hits per month.

Jo Brand said: “I know through my time working as a psychiatric nurse that learning benefits not only people’s confidence and their careers, but also their health. So I’m pleased today to be supporting the TUC’s unionlearn, which has made such a difference to workplace learning.”

Debbie Brown, Skills for Life Project Manager, West Nottinghamshire College said: “The relationship between the college and unionlearn continues to grow and we hope this will grow stronger over time. Being awarded the unionlearn Quality Award cements this great relationship.”

Mary Alys, unionlearn regional manager said: “Unionlearn and trade unions are ensuring that the education members receive is of the highest standard and the unionlearn Quality Award guarantees this. Our work with West Nottinghamshire College is benefiting many learners and I am delighted to see them receive this award from Jo Brand.”