Nicky Chinnery, from Ryde, has been studying for her ‘functional skills’ exams in English and maths with the Isle of Wight Council’s Adult Community Learning Service. She was nominated by her tutor, Jan Bull, for the prestigious City and Guilds Medals for Excellence for her high levels of work and 100 per cent attendance record.
Medals for Excellence recognise the achievements of learners and trainers who have achieved results by producing exceptional work and going above and beyond what is expected to achieve their goals. Only 200 people across the world have been awarded such a medal this year.
Nicky, who works in a hotel, received her award at a prestigious ceremony at the SS Great Britain in Bristol, which she attended with her tutor, Jan Bull.
Her achievement will be celebrated locally as part of the Adult Community Learning Awards next week (Wednesday 17th June), which coincide with Adult Learners’ Week, the national celebration of lifelong learning.