An Oaklands Greenkeeping
student has been recognised amongst 200 students globally in the City of Guilds annual Medal for Excellence programme.
28-year-old Ben Croft from Luton is currently studying Level 4 NVQ in Amenity Horticulture Management is employed as Deputy Course Manager at Mid Herts Golf Club. He was nominated for the award by course tutor Andy Wright.
The City & Guild Medals for Excellence programme nominations are open to City & Guilds
learners worldwide to celebrate high standards and excellence in their chosen career. An independent panel at City and Guilds assesses nominations against set criteria.
Ben said: “The medal is a great recognition, not only on
my personal achievements but also helps raise the profile of the green keeping
industry as a whole.”
Oaklands College tutor Andy Wright visited Ben in person at work to present him with the medal. He said: “Ben fully deserves to be recognised for his high standards, and we were thrilled to enter him for the awards. This is the fifth medal we’ve won as a College, which is a reflection of the increasing professionalism to be found in the Greenkeeping industry”.
Each medalist will now automatically be entered for a Lion Award, which takes place at the City and Guilds national award ceremony this summer. Find out more about the Lion Awards at www.lionawards2017.com