Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) trainer Darren Waine has been named as a NOCN (National Open College Network) Apprenticeship Champion.
The title recognises people who consistently drive for excellence within the apprenticeship field, demonstrate a commitment to ensuring apprentices receive the very best in pastoral support, technical excellence and above all provide curriculums and apprenticeship programmes that embody the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard. It is presented by NOCN, an educational charity which aims to help learners reach their potential and organisations to thrive.
Darren is a Senior Specialist Trainer at BTC’s Construction Skills and Innovation Centre (CSIC) in Cannington. He is responsible for delivering the steel fixing and formwork apprenticeship, which is run nationally with some of the UK’s leading construction and civil engineering contractors.
Darren said: “It’s fantastic to have the work we do at the Construction Skills and Innovation Centre recognised by NOCN. It’s very much a team effort and we’re all focused on supporting apprentices to develop their skills and help to develop standards in construction. Raising the profile of steel fixing training is a huge passion of mine and to receive this award in recognition of that is great!”
Assistant Principal, Jason Kilduff, said: “Here at BTC, we pride ourselves on excellent practices which benefit our students. This apprenticeship programme has been developed in direct response to local and national skills needs, and I am delighted Darren and his team have been recognised. It is a fantastic recognition and reflection of the hard work and commitment of the team.”
BTC offers over 150 apprenticeship courses in a range of subjects and from Level 2 up to degree apprenticeships. For more information, please visit www.btc.ac.uk or come to one of our open events.