In 2013, the Acorn Group received the Apprenticeship Provider Award for Social Responsiveness at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru.
The Social Responsiveness Award was presented to Acorn as a result of our work within the local communities. During 2013 we helped vulnerable women from ethnic minorities, refugees and teenagers to complete learning activities.
During the year, we worked with Oxfam to support and develop women of ethnic minorities to achieve a bespoke level one retail qualification and BTEC knowledge technical certificate, boosting their confidence and enabling them to apply for retail roles.
In addition to this, we also delivered a QWEST programme, which engaged adult learners who were unemployed, volunteering or working less than 16 hours per week to study community development as a qualification.