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Hannah Kane-Roberts

One of the biggest rewards of Hannah Kane-Roberts’ job is supporting learners through their journey and watching them flourish and succeed.

Hannah, 27, from Splott, Cardiff, is a youth tutor at work-based learning provider Itec’s Cardiff Centre where she works with learners who struggle to engage with education and who have multiple barriers to employment and learning.

An impressive 80% of her learners achieve a positive progression to employment, an apprenticeship or further learning and Hannah has achieved a 100% activity success rate in the employability qualification she delivers to her learners.

Each individual’s learning and development programme is personally tailored thanks to the positive contribution that Hannah has made to reviewing and redesigning Itec’s Traineeships curriculum in partnership with learners, in 2019.

She began her career with Itec in 2016 as a volunteer before progressing to an additional learning support worker, classroom assistant, learner coach and her current role. 

Passionate about continuous professional development (CPD), she has achieved a Level 4 Learner Coach qualification, BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Physical Education and a Professional Graduate Certificate In Education.

Hannah supports colleagues with their CPD and excels at engaging external organisations to become delivery partners to help learners to address barriers to work.

During lockdown, she maximized the use of digital platforms to ensure that her learners continued to progress and produced ‘How to Guides’ for tutors and learners using digital platforms.

“Being an educator allows me to keep learning but, most importantly, I can encourage each learner to think beyond their comfort zones and challenge them to reach their fullest potential. I strongly believe that every learner deserves a chance, regardless of their current situation or barriers to learning.”

Hannah said.

Esther Barnes, Itec’s human resources director, said:

“Hannah is highly regarded by her learners and work colleagues and consistently receives high-levels of positive learner feedback. Her personalised approach means each learner is treated as an individual with no two learner journeys being the same.”