Lifelong Learning Candidate Award
This award acknowledges candidates who have demonstrated commitment to Lifelong Learning in achieving SQA qualifications. This award is sponsored by CBI Scotland.
Doug is now manager of a resource centre, though he left school in 1976 with no qualifications.
Doug began his working life in retail, attending Dundee College on day-release for his SNC in Business Studies. He then worked in the bar trade for ten years. Starting a family, Doug decided to change his work pattern. He began work as a nursing auxiliary, also training as a health care support worker.
Doug then joined Angus Council Social Work and Health as a day centre officer. He completed a PDA in Learning Disabilities and became depute manager and then was promoted to manager. Despite challenging personal circumstances he also managed to gain his SVQ Level 3 in Care. Since then, Doug has completed an SVQ Level 4 in Health and Social Care, an ILM course in Management, a post-graduate module in Profound and Complex Needs, and two SVQ Leading Change Units.
Doug now manages the SVQ programme in the Learning Disabilities service at Angus Council.
Winner: Doug Fairweather, Angus Council Social Work and Health
Pictured - Doug Fairweather accepting the Award.
Highly Commended: Stephen Johnson, Langside College
Highly Commended: Amanda Robertson, Fife Council Adult Basic Education