Tes FE Awards 2019 winners crowned

For the first time, the Tes FE Awards also hosted the Association of Colleges Beacon Awards

Julia Belgutay

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The winners of this year’s Tes FE Awards 2019 have been revealed at a glittering ceremony in London.

More than 700 sector leaders and staff gathered to find out the winners of the Tes FE Awards, sponsored by the Education and Training Foundation. These were picked from a high-quality shortlist of inspirational individuals and outstanding institutions.

The winners of the Association of Colleges Beacon Awards were also announced at the ceremony, which was hosted by comedian Dave Gorman.

Read more: Tes FE Awards 2019: Shortlist unveiled

More news: Comedian Dave Gorman to host Tes FE Awards 2019

Background: Tes FE Awards 2019 open for entries

Winners from across the UK

The Tes Fe Awards winners, including representatives from all four UK nations, were chosen by a group of expert judges after the shortlist was announced at the Association of Colleges annual conference last November.

More than 250 entries were submitted for the Tes FE Awards – an increase on the number of applications received for these categories in 2018.

The eight AoC Beacon Awards winners, also announced tonight, were chosen by a group of expert assessors. This year is the first year the Beacon Awards ceremony has been hosted by the Tes FE Awards. The AoC received 220 applications from colleges for the Beacon Awards – almost double the entries submitted last year.

The Tes FE Awards 2019 ceremony took place at the Grosvenor House hotel in London’s Park Lane.

Stephen Exley, Tes' FE editor, said: "Congratulations to all of our winners. This year's shortlist was incredibly strong. The Tes FE Awards serve as a timely reminder of the brilliant and innovative work the further education sector does day in, day out."

Tes FE Awards:

- Lifetime achievement: Annette Bruton

- Professional services team of the year: Belfast Metropolitan College

- Apprenticeship programme of the year: Bridgwater and Taunton College

- FE leader of the year: Paul Phillips, Weston College

- Teacher of the year: Samantha Jones, Bedford College

- Adult and community learning provider of the year: Redbridge Institute

- Sixth-form college of the year: Huddersfield New College

- FE college of the year: Bridgend College

- Specialist provider of the year: National Star College

- Training provider of the year: Skills Training UK

- Overall provider of the year: Redbridge Institute

Association of Colleges Beacon Awards

- AoC Mental Health and Wellbeing Award: Weston College

- City and Guilds College Engagement with Employers Award: City of Glasgow College

- Skills and Education Group Award for Social Mobility and Widening Participation: Birkenhead Sixth Form College

- British Council International Award: National Star College

- Edge Award for Excellence in the Practical Delivery of Technical and Professional Learning: Wiltshire College and University Centre

- The Careers and Enterprise Company Careers Education and Guidance Award: North West Regional College

- Effective use of Technology in Further Education Award (Jisc): Bolton College

- RCU Support for Students Award: Activate Learning


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Julia Belgutay

Julia Belgutay

Julia Belgutay is head of FE at Tes

Find me on Twitter @JBelgutay

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