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Calderdale College celebrated VQ Day 2009 with its first award ceremony, in front of a full house at the Square Chapel. VQ Day is a national celebration of achievement in vocational qualifications and recognition of the important role that they play in the UK.VQ Day celebration – full story
Mark Spencer from Calderdale College in Halifax was today named VQ Hero - Young Learner of the Year 2009 for Yorkshire and the Humber. The VQ Hero Awards are part of VQ Day taking place on 24th June, a national celebration of vocational achievement and the many paths to success taken by learners of all ages. The Awards demonstrate the talent, commitment and rigorous standards involved in gaining a vocational qualification. Mark, 18, has now been invited to represent the region at the national VQ Day ceremony in London where the overall national VQ Hero for England will be presented their award by celebrity chef James Martin, who is a vocational learner himself. National awards will also be presented to winners in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on VQ Day.Halifax student named Yorkshire VQ Young Learner of the Year 2009 – full story
Three children's charities will benefit from a 140-mile coast to coast cycle ride organised by Calderdale College Sports Development Officer Craig Waterworth. Craig will be riding from Scarborough to Blackpool on July 18 and 19 with colleagues Des Hazel, Sam Dexter, Tim Holden, Jade Curry, and Damien Kilkenny, along with their friend Matt Frazer. The team aims to raise money for the Sick Children's Trust, Candle-lighters and St James's Hospital, Leeds in support of Craig's 10-month-old son, Ruddi.Riding for Ruddi – full story
Graphic Design Degree students are exhibiting their work in an End of Year Show at Calderdale College. The one-year Top-Up course, which converts an HND qualification to a full BA Hons. Degree, is run in partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University and attracts students from across the UK as well as overseas. "We're one of only three training providers in the UK to provide this one-year top-up course and we've built up a good reputation in the three years since it began", explained Patrick Dolan, Graphic Design course tutor. "We have students from Nottingham and Manchester and even from Spain this year".Graphic Design Degree attracts students from across the UK – full story