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Top grade for library and learning resources

Top grade for library and learning resources

Last week the college received the fantastic news that our library and learning resources service (FYi) has been awarded the top grade in its recent assessment by the sector specialists, CoLRiC (Council for Learning Resources in Colleges).

CoLRiC is an independent organisation established in 1993 dedicated to enhancing and maintaining the quality of learning resources services in further education colleges, including sixth form colleges and higher education in the FE sector. Blackpool Sixth is amongst nearly 200 college learning resources services who are members of the organisation.

CoLRiC accredits libraries and learning resources on colleges, benchmarking each service against the best in the sector.

Head of Learning Resources and Careers, Debbi Hodson commented, “We were delighted to receive a Grade 1 Excellent Outstanding accreditation, following a rigorous assessment earlier this month. This is testament to the FYi team’s hard work and support for all students’ independent learning and research skills.”

Further evidence of the excellent service provided by the FYi team is that the service has also been nominated by the assessors for CoLRiC’s Best Practice Award for ‘learning conversations’ – discussions with individual students to promote an individualised set of learning and research skills to them to help them succeed.