31st January 2001
UNIVERSITY STAFF GIVEN LEARNING SUPPORT
Two members of staff at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside were awarded NVQ certificates by the Vice Chancellor, David Chiddick, at the end of last week.
Pam Young and Di Walker, both Service Advisers in the University’s Learning Support department, were the first at ULH to complete NVQ Level 2 in Information and Library Service.
Two years ago, Learning Support became an accredited centre for the delivery of NVQs. This has given staff the opportunity to gain a recognised national qualification for work which they already undertake, as well as gaining new knowledge and skills which benefit both them and the department.
"Receiving our certificates has given us a real sense of achievement,"said Pam Young. "It’s good to know that your work is being recognised and that you have transferable skills."
Di Walker added: “It has improved my confidence and has made me more disciplined and organised.”
Both staff received a great deal of support and guidance from the department and they are considering further study. Pam Young is considering studying for a postgraduate qualification in information and library service.
Learning Support currently offers NVQs in Administration Levels 2 & 3; Customer Service Levels 2 & 3 and Information and Library Service (ILS) Levels 2 & 3.
If anyone is interested in finding out more about NVQs please contact Janice Smith on 01482 463130