Adult learners celebrated

Two Carnoustie women  received thier Adult Achievement Award from tutor Tracy Lannon at the Montrose Road Centre on Wednesday morning. From left; Heather Walker, Tracy Lannon, Cecilia Slater.

Two Carnoustie women received thier Adult Achievement Award from tutor Tracy Lannon at the Montrose Road Centre on Wednesday morning. From left; Heather Walker, Tracy Lannon, Cecilia Slater.

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Adult learners in Angus had their hard work and endeavour recognised at an awards ceremony in Forfar on Wednesday.

The five, Henry Thomson, Helen Socha, Helen Penman, Cecilia Slater, Heather Walker, received their awards from communities manager Maggie Sherrit at the Montrose Road Centre.

Forfar woman Helen Penman  received her Adult Achievement Award from communities manager Maggie Sherrit at the Montrose Road Centre on Wednesday morning.

Forfar woman Helen Penman received her Adult Achievement Award from communities manager Maggie Sherrit at the Montrose Road Centre on Wednesday morning.

The Adult Achievement Award is the first formal qualification to recognise adults’ progress in informal learning.

Angus Council’s communities team worked to develop the awards as recognition of the work learners have invested in improving their learning skills, and they were progressed by Newbattle Abbey College, Dalkeith and Education Scotland.

In all the awards have been piloted by 10 centres in Scotland.

They are available at SCQF levels 3, 4 and 6 and can be undertaken in a range of locations including community learning settings, places of employment, volunteering and voluntary organisations.

The achievement awards provide opportunities for a wide range of adult learners to develop their learning skills and improve their chances of progressing to other opportunities including further learning or employment.