The ARITC is a key part of the British Army and is amongst the biggest training organisations in Europe employing many hundreds of civilian instructors, both civil servants and contractors to train recruits and soldiers in vocational and career skills.
Pearson TQ delivers Functional Skills tuition and Apprenticeship qualifications to many hundreds of soldiers across the ARITC including to 1,350 learners (known as Junior Soldiers), at the Harrogate site.
Clark, who is a relatively recently recruited member of the AFC Harrogate PTQ team, was highlighted for his selfless commitment to his learners, often going beyond expectations to ensure their success in Functional Skills English.
Outside of the daytime curriculum, Clark has made a significant contribution to the extra-curricular programme, tutoring numerous Junior Soldiers on the College’s Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) scheme which is managed by PTQ at the AFC and remains the biggest DofE scheme in the UK by volume.
We wish Clark huge congratulations for this achievement and well-deserved accolade.
Thanks also to Simon Davies, Clark’s line manager and Alison Nicholls and Dave Barnstaple AFC PTQ managers who respectively supported and recruited Clark to work for PTQ.
Clark’s award for 2020 follows in the footsteps of our Physical Training Team Leader Barry McGuire also from AFC PTQ who won the ARITC Trainer of the Year Award a few years ago.