3 November 2017

Cardiff Vale College and Derby College have been shortlisted for this year’s Beacon Awards from the Association of Colleges.

The Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK further education and sixth form colleges. The Skills and Education Group is a proud sponsor of the award for Transition into Post-16 Education and Training.

Paul Eeles, Chief Executive, of the Skills and Education Group said:

“The Skills and Education Group are delighted to be supporting the AoC Beacon Awards once more. The sponsorship of this Award highlights our commitment to support transition into post-16 education and training.

“Colleges across the country make a real difference to people’s lives. They provide high-quality technical and academic training and education to around 2.2 million people each year. The innovative approaches they use make a real different to students, employers and communities.”

Carole Stott MBE, Chair of AoC Charitable Trust, stated:

“The Beacon Awards highlight the very best of college initiatives and activities.  Being shortlisted for a Beacon Award highlights not only the good work of the colleges, but also the impact on students and communities.

“The high standard of submissions to the AoC Beacon Awards is testament to the innovation which takes place across the UK. Great colleges transform lives and communities. They meet the needs of employers and students by embracing new approaches to teaching, learning and leadership.  The shortlist for this year’s Beacon Awards is testament to this.”

The AoC Beacon Awards will be announced on the evening of 14 November in Birmingham.