College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s, Creative and Media learner, Mitchell Brice, has been shortlisted for the VQ day Learner of the Year Award for his outstanding achievements since gaining his vocational qualifications. Mitchell has made it through to the top 3 in the London region of applicants and it will be announced this week (12 May) as to whether he will be going through to the finals against the winners in the other regions across the UK.
Mitchell completed Creative Media Production BTEC Diplomas at both Level 2 and 3 and now runs his own media production company. Since graduating from the College in 2013, Mitchell’s qualifications in Creative Media production have helped him to build an impressive videography portfolio including; filming the official promotional video of Lovebox Music Festival, projects for Groove Armada and Chase and Status, and developing his own successful youtube channel and film-making company.
Mitchell began working on projects whilst studying for his Level 2 qualification, working from Friday night through to Sunday and even sleeping in the studio. However, he ensured his dedication to his studies didn’t suffer and whilst working towards his Level 3 qualification he decided to have a break from his extra-curricular work to solely concentrate on College work to achieve the best results he could.
Mitchell says “My qualifications gave me the practical skills and introduction into media software that helped me get to where I am.”
The VQ Day awards are in place to celebrate vocational achievements and give vocational qualifications ‘...the same accolades and level of recognition that academic qualifications receive’. The VQ Day campaign is led by independent education charity Edge who are committed to raising the status of technical, practical and vocational learning across the UK.
The VQ Day awards ceremony will be taking place on the 4 June where the overall winner of the award will be announced.
Jane O’Neill, Interim Principal and Chief Executive said: “Mitchell’s success in this competition is not only down to his obvious talent for media production, but also his determination and passion for the subject. I would also like to thank the outstanding teachers we have at the College who are able to recognise, harness and develop the talent learners like Mitchell have. I have every confidence that Mitchell will continue to achieve, and that other learners will be inspired by his success.”