Jul 1ST

Celebrating student success

Moulton College’s annual awards ceremonies took place at the Holcot Centre on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June to celebrate the exciting achievements and fantastic work that the students have produced over the last year.

As is tradition at the College’s prestigious event, principal Stephen Davies gave an inspiring talk, encouraging students to take pride in their achievements and to remember all the valuable lessons they have learned in their time at Moulton as well as giving a review of the performance over the last year. This included further improvements in success rates, 91% of 16 to 18 year old students achieved their vocational qualifications which is 6% above the national average. 90% of leavers have gone on to further studies or into employment, this is a great success and reflects one of the College’s core values which is to develop the employability of students to prepare them for the world of work.

Award winners at the event were joined by College staff, parents, Mayors, councillors, local employers and, most importantly, the students to celebrate their incredible hard work and to recognise outstanding contributions to courses and the College.

The event was attended by Chief Executive of Pet Industry Federation, Nigel Baker; Chris Blythe, Chief Executive of The Chartered Institute of Building; Chris Jones, Chief Executive of England Athletics LTD and Lord Boswell of Aynho, who all gave guest speeches to students.

Of the event, Mr Davies said “The results secured by students is quite remarkable when judged against any criteria because Moulton doesn’t select its entrants upon prior performance, and this year we saw over  93 percent of students achieving their qualifications. 

The Awards ceremonies held this week are the highlight of the year and it is right that we celebrate the success of our students in this way. “

Over the past 12 months Moulton College has used its capital investment to improve estate and facilities, one of which is the investment in new laboratories for bioscience and construction science, these much improved and up-to-date facilities will further enhance the student experience.

They have been working in partnership with Northampton Borough Council, and the Rugby and Northampton Athletics Club to build a UK Athletics Standard Track and associated facilities, at the ceremony it was announced that the track is due to open in September; ready to welcome the athletics academy students.

Further investment has been made in technology including the successful introduction of Pro-Monitor which helps track progress and the success of students. After the successful launch of the software, access is going to be rolled out to the parents and carers of students to also enable them to follow the progress of their children.

Mr Davies encouraged the students to take pride in their work, saying “At Moulton College, young people and adults develop high standards of practical skills and a high proportion achieve their vocational qualifications; the majority progress into employment, further or higher education once they have completed their studies.

The annual presentation of awards and certificates to students who successfully complete Apprenticeships and vocational qualifications at Award, Certificate and Diploma level is the culmination of all their hard work and endeavour, supported by the exceptional professionalism, commitment and enthusiasm of all staff and governors.”