West Lancashire College are honoured to announce that Uniformed Public Services student Diana Wiedemann has been named as the NCFE Level 3 Learner of the Year (highly commended in the Learner of the Year category).

The Learner of the Year category recognises individuals who are developing themselves through vocational qualifications from NCFE and making positive improvements to their lives.

NCFE says, “Diana is a natural leader, collaborative, a keen volunteer, has gone above and beyond to achieve her own goals and helps others along the way, making her a deserving winner of this award. Diana supports college staff during open evenings and as school advisor during open events and helps high-needs learners during classroom activities. The course team leader has praised Diana on multiple occasions for her support and commitment to learners.”

Public Services course leader Mike Cooney says, “Diana is completely focused and determined in her ambition of a career in teaching particularly for high needs learners, and she has an immense interest in public services; particularly the Fire and Rescue Services, where she has worked locally for the Skelmersdale Fire and Rescue Services on a cadetship, receiving high praise and commendation for her support work for the community.

Diana’s attendance and punctuality has been excellent at 100%. She demonstrates the ability to take on new tasks and has the ability to develop her own research and independent study, vital qualities needed to develop her academic studies for university and career choices in teaching and the services. I wish Diana all the very best and I know she has a very promising career ahead of her.”

Everyone at West Lancashire College is extremely proud of Diana and her extensive achievements. She is a prime example of a magnificent student, who always has a positive attitude and we are certain that she will go far in her teaching career which she will start at Edge Hill University this September.

For more information about Diana’s award, please visit Aspiration Awards 2023: Level 3 Learner of the Year – Diana Wiedemann | NCFE