Caitlin Sargeant is celebrating winning a Bronze Award in BTEC Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Learner of the Year 2020.
The 10th annual awards are internationally recognised and showcase the strength, resilience, flexibility, determination and perseverance of BTEC students, educators and learning centres.
Due to the coronavirus lockdown, this year’s awards were livestreamed so everyone could still enjoy and celebrate their achievements virtually.
Caitlin earned the award after completing her Level 3 qualification with a triple distinction (D*D*D*) - the highest possible grade available.
She added: “I’ve had supportive tutors that have always been on hand to guide and support me during my three years studying travel and tourism at Highbury. Even during what has been a difficult time this year, the College has continued to support me remotely to enable me to finish my course successfully.”
Lecturer in Travel & Tourism Amy Benham said: “I nominated Caitlin because of her dedication to learning. She has been studying travel and tourism since Level 2 and has achieved consistent distinctions throughout her time with us. Caitlin is always happy to help her peers, and shares her additional research in class, adding fantastic input to our class discussions.
Penny Wycherley, interim principal and CEO of Highbury College, said: "Congratulations Caitlan. It’s wonderful to see Caitlin’s achievements recognised on a national stage - she is an inspiration to us all. I’m sure she faced some tough competition and she is truly a worthy winner. I’d also like to thank the organisers of the Pearson BTEC Awards who haven’t let the current Covid-19 restrictions stop us celebrating the nation’s top talent."
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