£6000 worth of Scholarship awarded to 3 candidates following their 3 minute pitch at the Scholarship Den.

posted 24 Oct 2012, 21:50 by Diane Shawe
Winner of Scholarship Den Award Sept 2012
E-Learning hub, the Academy of Vocational and Professional Training, wards 3 scholars a scholarship at ‘Dragon’s Den’ style initiative
by Diane Shawe CEO

AVPT Launched it’s first Scholarship Den on  Friday 12th October 2012 at the Youth Enterprise Live Initiative at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, 10 lucky young people entered the 3 minute pitch to explain to five judges why they deserved a scholarship and how it would help their business.  Dragon’s Den style! Potential scholars battled it out for the chance to acquire a scholarship worth over £2,000 from The Academy of Vocational and Professional Training (AVPT). Cutting the red tape to students scholarship

Kamal Hyman was one of the lucky candidate who pitched for a suite of Personal Development courses.  Kamal says “I arrived at the exhibition not expecting to really gain anything, and now my parent and I are over the moon!” He goes onto say that he want’s to be an inspiration to other young teenagers and help motivate them towards their career aspirations.

AVPT supports young adults by offering them affordable and quick globally accredited soft skills qualifications. Diane Shawe, Founder and CEO says: “Our courses range from £250 to £4,500, which can be done either online or at one of our fast track training workshops. However, we respect that some students aren’t in the financial position to pay this money, and that’s why we have created the Scholarship Den.”

AVPT has found that many graduates are struggling to take their first, all important, steps on the career ladder as potential employers worry that graduates do not have enough experience. Tim Dingle, Chief Development Officer, explains how AVPT can help graduates overcome this issue, “Many students and young people are stuck in a catch 22. Employers aren’t willing to take the risk on inexperienced individuals and graduates aren’t able to gain experience. AVPT specialise in courses that are prepared at NVQ level 4 standard. The courses are packaged in a chunk-able format so that blended learning can take place whilst the student is on the move and help young people into work quickly.”

The ‘Chunk-able format’an  Introduction to a new kind of Learning  in which the courses are designed in, allows students to work on the move using their tablet, smartphone or notebook, rather than committing to a 2000-word essay and most courses can even be completed in just one month! Every student is assisted by a live Virtual Tutor Facilitator so as to ensure every student completes there course in four weeks.

On September 21st 2012, AVPT’s first intake of students received their awards at the House of Lords with certificated globally accredited by the International Accreditation Organisation (IAO). Lord Ahmed congratulated the students and recognised that e-learning has a place in helping all types of people continue in life-long blended learning.

Students receiving their certificates Baroness Uddin and Lord Ahmed

As the m-learning hub continues to grow, AVPT is now working with apprenticeship schemes to provide apprentices with the key skills they require. With this new initiative and the Scholarship Den’s launch, looking forward it is set to be a very busy and successful year!

To find out more information about the Academy of Vocational and Professional Training please visit http://www.avptglobal.com or call 0203 551 2621.

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