Congrats to our CIPD Class of 2018!

On Wednesday 23rd May 2018, we welcomed 150 guests to the BMA House in London to celebrate another years’ success for our CIPD graduates. Our students were joined by friends, family and tutors – many of which were delighted to meet face-to-face for the first time!

The event saw spectacular speeches from CIPD Business & Markets Development Director, Gill White, AVADO Managing Director, Amy Crawford, and a key note from Founder & Consultant at We Achieve, Su Askew; all tied together by our fantastically uplifting MC, CIPD Head of L&D Content, Andy Lancaster. 

5 Takeaways from the ceremony 

1. Free yourself from competition concerns 

2. Transform yourself – make happiness a habit and decide you are Enough

3. Be genuinely fascinated in everything to do with People

4. Redefine failure as great learning

5. Challenge the status quo – be disruptive or be disrupted!


5 Inspirational Student Award 2018 winners 

An important part of the main event saw AVADO Managing Director, Amy Crawford, recognising the success of 5 Inspirational Students from 2018, as nominated by their tutors. Here’s a snapshot of who won and why (in no particular order)…

1.  L&D Level 5 Graduate, Immaculate Akinyi 

A Middle Eastern student who overcame the culture gap and really went from basic understanding and introducing L&D to the company she works for.

2. HR Level 3 Graduate, Tilisha Goupall

Nominated for her dedication and perseverance throughout the course. And for never being afraid to ask questions as well as managing studies alongside family commitments.

3. HR Level 5 Graduate, Joseph Kojo

Described by their tutor as “being a bright, shining light of a Student. Always happy to learn, always polite with a collaborative approach”.

4. L&D Level 7 Graduate, Catherine Hurley 

Someone who truly performed to an incredible standard. For their outstanding performance, knowledge and understanding on the course.

5. HR Level 5 Graduate, Michelle Mason

Someone who began the course full of nerves and unsure of whether they would make it past Week 1. They hadn’t studied for a while either. A combination of determination and hard work ensured that they would thrive on the course, growing in confidence with each passing submission. Their tutor was “delighted when this student secured a new job whilst working on their penultimate unit. Always good-humoured this student was a delightful learner to have in the group.”

A huge congratulations to everyone for making it such a special night. On behalf of AVADO Learning, we wish you all the best as you embark on the next stages of your career!


Posted June 11, 2018