Ryan Hibberd: Former pupil returns to Haverfordwest High after completing traineeship with Achieve More Training

After leaving Haverfordwest High in 2019, former pupil Ryan Hibberd has returned to the school after completing the new traineeship Level 1 Pre-Apprenticeship Programme with Achieve More Training.

The programme is a 20-week traineeship course aimed at 16-18-year-olds, that delivers the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Assistant Coaching (Sport and Physical Activity). It is managed by Wyndham Williams and delivered by Matthew Kelly, our Achieve More Training tutor, at the Professional Learning Centre (PLC) at Haverfordwest County AFC.

As well as preparing people to work in schools across a variety of roles, the qualification is also recognised as the industry standard level 1 certificate for coaching assistants by UK Coaching.

Upon completing his time in school, Ryan began a two-year stint at Pembrokeshire College – who are partners of ours – where he initially completed a Level 2 ICT BTEC, before achieving a Level 2 City and Guilds Diploma in Countryside Environment.

In June of this year, he made the decision to join the pre-apprenticeship programme with Achieve More Training. During Ryan’s time with us, one of his stand-out achievements was to elevate his English GCSE grade to a C, under the tutelage of Matthew Kelly.

Ryan’s progress has been excellent throughout the last six months, and he will now look to put all of his learning into practice in his new role of Site Supervisor Apprentice at Haverfordwest High VC School.

We are delighted to see that our investment in Ryan has resulted in him being given a chance to further his development, and we are confident that he will make the most of this opportunity and go on to achieve more.

Looking back at his time on the pre-apprenticeship programme, Ryan said: “I have really enjoyed my time at Haverfordwest County. They have provided me with a great deal of confidence and helped to set me on the right path at the start of my career.

“I am looking forward to going back to where it all started, and helping the pupils to achieve more, just like I did.”

Dave Evans, Assistant Principal at Pembrokeshire College, said: “We are delighted to have formed a relationship with Achieve More Training and use the Welsh Government Apprenticeship funding contract to be able to offer these opportunities to these young people.”

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