Hospitality students ace qualifications over lockdown

Hospitality students ace qualifications over lockdown

Students from The Trafford College Group haven’t let lockdown stand in their way of achieving their end goals, despite the inevitable changes in learning that come with an ongoing pandemic.

Most recently, Hospitality students Jennifer Carmichael and Sarah Taylor both achieved Level 3 Supervisory qualifications, progressing with ease through assessments around the new teaching standards and qualifications, to achieve overall Distinction grades. Each learner had to be graded a minimum of 3 Distinctions to gain an overall Distinction within the process, which included an online test, a business plan and hours of workplace observations.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, tutor Emma Nixon, had to organise workplace dispensation paperwork to cover the observations in the workplace, before progressing to a business plan presentation and professional discussions with the students which lasted for 90 minutes.

In the absence of a practical setting to demonstrate their skills, the students also had to complete a number of elements to achieve their qualification from home, on top of full time employment, and looking after a young family; demonstrating their commitment, dedication, and aspiration to achieve.

Emma commented, "My satisfaction is to see a learner develop and grow from the initial meeting, assessing their individual learning targets and supporting with teaching, mentoring, life coaching, and motivating.

"To follow and support my learners through all aspects of their qualification, especially at such a difficult time, and then receiving thanks for all our support and help only highlights why I enjoy teaching and assessing as much as I do."