Scottish Vocational Qualification Champion

presented by Angela Constance MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning

Kate O’May, Argyll & Bute Council

Kate O’May, Argyll & Bute Council

This year, the SQA Star Awards recognised the 25th anniversary of Scottish Vocational Qualifications and the contribution they have made to education and training across the country. A special SQA SVQ Champion award, presented by Angela Constance MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, was given to Campbeltown nurse Kate O’May, who has championed SVQs for over two decades.

Kate was recognised for dedicating her career to supporting learners in her local community, and has championed SVQs for over two decades.  After completing her own SVQs at levels 2 and 3, she became a SVQ assessor and supported the career progression of dozens of care professionals across Argyle and Bute.

Highly Commended -  
Michael Swan, Dundee & Angus College

Highly Commended - Michael Swan, Dundee & Angus College

Highly Commended -  
Gordon Gibb, Polaris Learning, Aberdeenshire

Highly Commended - Gordon Gibb, Polaris Learning, Aberdeenshire