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Adult education service wins two-year deal to deliver Train to Gain

A £5 million government contract has been won by a London adult education service to deliver the Train to Gain initiative.

Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) has been successful in a bid to deliver work-based training across London in a major partnership that will be shared across partner organisations in the London Adult College Consortium and Richmond and Lewisham Partnership.

The London Adult College Consortium organisations branded as Training London are strategically placed across London to ensure that employers have access to a free quality training opportunity.

The Train to Gain scheme will up-skill employees in the workforce up to a full Level 2 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ); the equivalent of 5 good GCSEs.

And in related news WAES” former Director of Curriculum and Quality, Sandra Angadi has been short listed for a QIA STAR lifetime Achievement Award.

In its third year, the QIA STAR Awards reward and recognise the outstanding individuals who work in the post-16 learning and skills sector.

Having only just recently retired in July this year, Sandra pioneered the development of a unitised framework for vocational qualifications and is now championing the new Framework for Achievement.

Andrew Thomson, Chief Executive at the QIA says: “Those who have been short-listed for a QIA STAR Award have made a difference to the lives of learners, to colleagues and to the sector”.

“The announcement of the short list is a time when these people can be publicly recognised for their role in delivering the highest quality of education and training to millions of people in England. Each of these individuals truly deserves recognition,” Mr Thomson said.

Prize Winners will be announced at the national QIA STAR Awards Ceremony on 30 October 2006.

Irene Watt.

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