Computing student wins bronze in prestigious BTEC Awards

Emily-Rose Fearby O'Neill, Level 3 Computing student, won Bronze Award in the national prestigious Pearson's BTEC Awards for Computing Learner of the Year 2020.

This year marked the tenth year of the annual competition, as well as the first online awards ceremony due to Covid-19. Emily's hard work and dedication was celebrated nonetheless, from the comfort of her own home.

Emily said: "I have really loved my time at New College Durham. My interest for IT has developed so much in the last two years, and I have been able to fulfil my passions and dreams. I look forward to continuing to explore the oppurtunities which the world of IT can offer me, and I hope to inspire my classmates with my passion and success!" 

Cindy Rampersaud, Senior Vice President BTEC and Apprenticeship, said: “This year I’ve been over-whelmed by the quality of BTEC Award nominations we received and I am delighted to celebrate this year’s winners and the achievements of all learners who will be awarded a BTEC this year.  Over the past few weeks and months, we’ve seen how the current pandemic has highlighted the critical role of key workers and individuals who are likely to have followed a vocational educational pathway such as BTEC."


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