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SQA News 22 November 2019

Winners shine at SQA Star Awards

SQA learners and centres dazzled at the annual Star Awards, which took place last week in Glasgow.

Former HND Retail Management student Dean Clark (pictured) received the individual Pride o’ Worth award for setting up Edinburgh College’s first student-led shop. His aim was to give fellow students experience of running a business, and to provide local people with employability skills.

A partnership between Dumfries and Galloway College, and The Usual Place — a social enterprise café that gives young people with additional support needs the chance to secure relevant work-based qualifications — lifted the Pride o’ Worth for centres award.

Our highest accolade, the SQA Fellowship, was presented to Dr Paul Thompson, Rector of Jordanhill School in Glasgow.

Fiona Robertson, SQA Chief Executive, said ‘The SQA Star Awards are a fantastic celebration of the commitment and talent of young people from across Scotland, and the dedication of the teams at SQA centres that deliver our courses and qualifications.’