Award for Aspiral Learning


Aspiral Learning have been named Provider of the Month by the Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)

Aspiral Learning, the employer-focused national provider arm of Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT), received the award in recognition of the work they have been doing in running the NCFE Mental Health qualification.

Aspiral Learning specialise in providing training services for business and have recently added the NCFE Level 2 in Mental Health Awareness qualification to their programme. This has enabled them to help and engage with a broader range of learners outside of the business sector.

During Mental Health Awareness Week, NCFE wanted to recognise the great work of Aspiral Learning team by awarding them the accolade of Provider of the Month.

Sally Claughton, Business Development Manager at Aspiral Learning, commented:

“The main reason we chose to deliver Level 2 in Mental Health Awareness was due to the press surrounding mental illness.

We believe it is vital for individuals to have more information and a better understanding of mental health which will hopefully remove the stigma that is often attached to it. The information included in the qualification is excellent; the different types of mental illness are explained in great detail to ensure a thorough understanding.”

Aspiral Learning currently offer the qualification on a distance learning basis and have successfully delivered qualifications this way for almost two years.

Sally added: “One of the best outcomes of delivering the qualification is that we work with learners who have children suffering from mental illnesses; this qualification has helped the parents understand how and why it can affect individuals, helping their personal situations.”

Clarissa Harrington, Business Development Officer at NCFE, added: “We have really enjoyed working with Aspiral Learning and are impressed with how they constantly adapt the way they deliver qualifications to ensure employers’ requirements are met.”

The Mental Health Foundation hosts Mental Health Awareness Week in the second week of May each year. NCFE develops a range of qualifications in mental health, which aim to raise learners’ awareness and understanding of mental health and mental well-being.

To find out more about NCFE programmes available through Aspiral Learning, please email sally.claughton@bcot.ac.uk


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