The event, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, celebrated inspirational individuals and outstanding organisations in FE.
A 14-strong panel of judges has spent the past year assessing a record number of entries for the awards, sponsored by the Education and Training Foundation, now in their seventh year.
More than 100 individuals and organisations were shortlisted for the 17 award categories. They included the first ever Tes FE award for specialist provider of the year, won by Foxes Academy – and adult and community provider of the year, won by Lancashire Adult Learning. Foxes Academy also won the flagship award of overall FE provider of the year.
Education secretary Damian Hinds paid tribute to those who had taken part in the awards. In a tweet earlier this evening, he said: “Congratulations to all the nominees in the #tesFEawards which celebrate the excellent work taking place in our colleges up and down the country”.
Photos from the event will be published on the official awards website.
TES FE Awards 2018: the winners
Overall FE provider of the year – Foxes Academy
Lifetime achievement – Jill Westerman, Northern College
Employer engagement – Stephenson College
FE leader of the year – Lowell Williams, Dudley College of Technology
Apprenticeship programme of the year – Busy Bees Training (Highly commended: City of Glasgow College)
FE college of the year – Fareham College
Training provider of the year – HIT Training
Sixth-form college of the year – Birkenhead Sixth Form College
Adult and community learning provider of the year – Lancashire Adult Learning
Specialist provider of the year – Foxes Academy
Outstanding use of technology for improving teaching, learning and assessment – Basingstoke College of Technology
Assessor of the year – Keith Haynes, Bedford College Group
Teacher of the year – Alison Scattergood, East Durham College
Best teaching and learning initiative – Barking and Dagenham College
Support for learners – Kirklees College
Contribution to the local community – ELATT
Professional services team of the year – Central Bedfordshire College