FAB Award Winners
13 December 2023
We are delighted to announce a double success at the FAB Awards on 30 November, hosted by the Federation of Awarding Bodies. Our congratulations go to Emma McNaught - Learner of the Year, and to the Home Group for AO/Employer Relationship of the Year.
AO/Employer Relationship of the Year - Home Group
AIM has been working with Home Group, one of the UK's largest social housing associations, for the past 18 months to provide a bespoke accreditation framework for the tenant learning and development programme offered by the Home Group. AIM has a suite of 45 bespoke units of accreditation that have been developed to create the 'Home Achievement Programme' that is completed by circa 900 social housing tenants every year through classroom based learning. AIM assists in marketing and promotion of the Home Achievement Programme and more recently the Home Achievement (online) Academy.
AIM and the Home Group have demonstrated a successful collaboration that has developed excellent practice in supporting a marginalised and often under-represented community of people (social housing tenants). The collaboration has introduced leading-edge ideas through the use of technology and sustainable learning strategies for the benefit of tenant learners which positively impacts their life and work chances.
This collaboration epitomises Home Group's values about '... doing the right thing for customers, communities, and the planet! Our values mean that our approach to becoming an even more sustainable business is caring, commercial, accountable and energised.' The collaboration also demonstrates AIMs firm vision to Empower Futures through education and skills and demonstrates lifelong learning and opportunities for all in a modern and successful partnership. Find out more about the Home Achievement Academy by watching their video.
Learner of the Year - Emma McNaught
This award recognises outstanding achievement of an individual learner who has demonstrated an enthusiasm for learning and has developed a high level of understanding and skill in their industry.
Emma’s individual's outstanding commitment to her Access to Higher Education (Health Professions) Level 3 diploma, despite difficult and challenging personal circumstances, is truly commendable. She has faced significant challenges in her academic journey and has managed to work through them in her perseverance to reach her goal, highlighting a genuine passion for this field of study which has led to a successful completion of the Access to HE diploma at Market Rasen Clip. You can hear more about Emma’s journey from her video.
Speaking from the event, Group CEO Kevern Kerswell said:
"I am thrilled that Emma and the Home Group have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in these sector-leading awards, they are truly deserving winners. This year has been nothing short of monumental for AIM and it is wonderful that our achievements, and those of our partners and learners, are being recognised in these sector-leading awards."
Federation of Awarding Bodies Awards
Now in its 8th year, the FAB Awards are the pinnacle awards ceremony for a world-class awarding and assessment sector that issued more than 10 million certifications last year. Last night, the awarding and assessment industry came together to recognise the contributions made by awarding organisations (AOs) and their partners to education and skills in the UK over the past year at a prestigious awards ceremony in Leicester.