Mitchell recieving his Excellence Award from Jane O'Niell, Interim Principal and Chief Executive in 2013

College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London learner Mitchell Brice, who studied on the Level 2 and 3 Media Production Course, has made it through to the finals for the VQ Day Learner of the Year Awards.  Mitchell was put through to the top 3 in London and it was announced on Tuesday 13 May that he has gone on to win for the region. Mitchell will be attending an awards ceremony on the 3rd June, where the overall winner from across all regions will be announced.

The Awards Ceremony will be held at One Birdcage Walk in the heart of Westminster and will be attended by the Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock MP who will present the award alongside the Chairman of the Edge Foundation, Lord Baker and CEO Jan Hodges OBE. 

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.

Joel Wynn, Head of Creative and Media said “In the classroom and on set, Mitchell was inspiring an individual who motivated those around him and achieved great results. As a media learner for 2 years Mitchell embraced all elements of the course and college life. Mitchell still regularly visits the department to mentor our current media learners.”

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.

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.”

If you would like to study at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London on any of our Creative and Media courses, click here.

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