Graduation ceremony marks achievements of Cardiff learners
A recent ceremony celebrated the achievements of 50 students aged between 15 and 18 from schools and colleges across Cardiff. All successfully completed a programme developed by NTfW in collaboration with ILM and Cardiff Business School.
National Training Federation Wales (NTfW), working in collaboration with the ILM and Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University, has developed an innovative leadership and management programme to enhance the learning pathways of some of Cardiff’s most able learners.
Following the identification of the need to develop leadership and management skills under the principles of the Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW), NTfW facilitated discussions between ILM, Learning Providers Acorn’s Training Division, Barry College (now Cardiff and Vale College), ITEC Training Solutions and t2 Business Solutions, Cardiff Business School (including Leadership Management Wales) and Cardiff 14-19 Network. A programme of study was devised which would develop the learners’ understanding of the key leadership and management principles, as well as linking their learning to the ‘real’ world of work, through work experience and placements.
A graduation ceremony evening celebrated the achievements of 50 Cardiff students aged between 15 and 18 from various schools and colleges across the city. All have successfully completed the pilot project designed to support them in completing the ILM Level 2 Award in Team Leading. All learners completed their ILM qualification, with most achieving a mark of over 80%.
The highly successful evening included guest speakers Deputy Minister for Skills, Jeff Cuthbert AM, NTfW Chair, Arwyn Watkins, and Leadership & Management Wales Director, Dr Barrie Kennard. The programme has proved so popular with schools, learners and parents that funding has been secured for 60 places this year within Cardiff. The programme is being rolled out in several other 14-19 networks with many more expressing interest in developing similar programmes in the future.