Shortlist for TES FE Awards 2016 announced

The most outstanding individuals and institutions that the further education sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for this year’s TES FE Awards

Will Martin

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More than 100 providers, individuals and teams are in the running for 14 awards, which will be presented at a ceremony on Friday 22 April at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

The prestigious awards celebrate those who have had an outstanding influence on post-16 education in their area. They are open to entries from anyone working in the learning and skills sector in the UK, and this year are being held in association with the Education and Training Foundation.

The 2016 awards will feature two new categories: apprenticeship programme of the year, which will honour the country’s best training initiatives, and sixth-form college of the year.

For the first time, the winners of the sixth-form college, FE college and training provider categories will compete for the overall provider of the year crown. The winner of the lifetime achievement category will also be announced on the night.

TES FE editor Stephen Exley said: “The sheer range of entries for the 2016 TES FE Awards is a real showcase for the phenomenal work and groundbreaking initiatives that are going on within training providers and colleges throughout the UK.

“With area reviews spreading across the whole country, not to mention the impending apprenticeship levy and the skills devolution agenda on the way, it is the perfect time to highlight and celebrate the most exceptional individuals, teams and institutions that the sector has to offer.”

For more information about the awards, and to book your table at the ceremony, visit the official awards website.

Outstanding use of technology for improving teaching and learning

Barnsley College

Bedford College

Blackpool and the Fylde College

Highbury College

Lincoln College

Loughborough College

Reading College

South Staffordshire College

Support for learners

Barnsley College

Creative Learning Partners

Gateshead College

Gloucestershire College

Gower College Swansea

Hackney Community College

Havant Sixth Form College

Northern Regional College

Employer engagement

Cardiff and Vale College

Canterbury College

Creative Learning Partners

Dundee and Angus College

Edinburgh College

Elatt Connected Learning

Forth Valley College

Northern Regional College

FE leader of the year

Judith Doyle, Gateshead College

Shelagh Legrave, Chichester College

Stewart McKillop, South Lanarkshire College

Paul Phillips, Weston College

Sue Reed, City College Plymouth

Dawn Whitemore, New College Nottingham

Best teaching and learning initiative

Barking and Dagenham College

The Cornwall College Group

Creative Learning Partners

Forth Valley College

Newcastle-under-Lyme College

Reading College

South Eastern Regional College

Westminster Kingsway College

Teacher of the year

Frank Carter, South Eastern Regional College

Andrew Mason, the Sixth Form College Farnborough

Paul McTernan, Barnet and Southgate College

Kirsty Ratcliffe, the Sixth Form College Farnborough

Keith Rogers, Canterbury College

Minal Shah, Uxbridge College

Steve Tallis, Military Preparation College, MPCT

Verica Travar-Williams, Newcastle-under-Lyme College

Contribution to the local community

Academy Transformation Trust

Ayrshire – Medics Against Violence project

Canterbury College and HMP Standford Hill

Central College Nottingham

East Kent College

Edinburgh College – community garden project

Hackney Community College

Northern Regional College

Marketing/communications campaign of the year

Barnet and Southgate College

Blackburn College

City and Islington College

Edinburgh College

Portsmouth College

Shrewsbury College

South Essex College of Further and Higher Education

Walsall College

Apprenticeship programme of the year

Activate Enterprise

Bridgwater College

City College Plymouth

Exeter College

Forth Valley College

Leicester College

Walsall College

Warwickshire College Group

Training provider of the year

Blackpool and the Fylde College

Creative Learning Partners

Elatt Connected Learning

Focus Training

Haddon Training

Learning Curve Group

Motivational Preparation College for Training (MPCT)

TQ Training

Sixth-form college of the year

Christ the King Sixth Form College

Havant Sixth Form College

Hereford Sixth Form College

Long Road Sixth Form College

Portsmouth College

Richard Huish College

The Sixth Form College Farnborough

Winstanley College

FE college of the year

Blackpool and the Fylde College

Bridgwater College

City of Wolverhampton College

The College Merthyr Tydfil

Derwen College

Dundee and Angus College

Gower College Swansea

Gateshead College

This is an edited version of an article from the 12 February issue of TES. This week's TES magazine is available in all good newsagents. To download the digital edition, Android users can click here and iOS users can click here.  

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