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BTEC Triumph for Animal Management Student

5 Jul 2021 | College

A student studying animal management is celebrating after being awarded Silver in the BTEC Land-based Learner of the Year Awards 2021.

Samuel Sheriff was presented with the Award in a virtual ceremony at the 11th anniversary of Pearson’s annual BTEC Award in July.

Sam, 18, who comes from Lincoln studied a Level 3 extended diploma in Animal Management, specialising in conservation and zoo, at Riseholme. He will now go on to take a Zoo Management degree at Reaseheath College in Cheshire.

During his time at Riseholme, he completed placements, both once a week and block, at Woodside Wildlife Park.

Sam’s tutor, Level 3 course manager and lecturer in Animal Management Lauren Jackson, said:

“Sam is an enthusiastic and passionate individual who has been an absolute pleasure to teach.
He is interactive in lessons and always willing to help his peers. Sam is a distinction level student who always strives for excellence. He goes above and beyond with his work, working well practically, theoretically and within the labs.”

Cindy Rampersaud, Senior Vice President, BTEC and Apprenticeships at Pearson, said:

“2021 has been another extraordinary year for our BTEC learners, tutors, teachers, colleges and schools and I am delighted that today we are able to come together and celebrate this year’s winners - and all of the individuals who will be awarded a BTEC qualification this year. The hard work and commitment demonstrated by our award winners, all of whom have achieved great things, during a time of unprecedented disruption, is extraordinary and I am proud we are able to celebrate their achievements.”

Jonathan Ledger, Skills Specialist at The Department for International Trade said:

“I must emphasise the importance of BTEC as a career-focused type of qualification and that for me is key. This is all about delivering the right skills to the right people at the right time in the right way and BTEC qualifications do just that. For me, BTEC qualifications are a game changer. They change lives and they help people improve and contribute to business and society in a big way.”

Riseholme College, which has two campuses near Lincoln, is part of Bishop Burton College. It specialises in agriculture, animal management, equine and sport but also runs courses in areas including business, cookery and public services. It is recognised as being in the top 5% of all colleges nationally for the delivery of Level 3 programmes by the Department for Education.

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