Exeter College treble at BTec Awards

Exeter College treble at BTec Awards

Exeter College achieved treble success at the National BTeC Awards.

The provider, which was rated outstanding by Ofsted in January and has more than 3,200 learners on level one to five BTec courses, won the outstanding BTec school/ college of the year award at the ceremony run by Pearson UK in London on July 3.

Rosie Birch, aged 17, who completed a level three travel and tourism course at the college, achieving a distinction, won the outstanding BTec hospitality, travel and tourism student of the year award.

Reanna Killeen-McGuirk, 18, who completed a level three public services course at the college, achieving a distinction, won the outstanding BTec public services student of the year award.

After being handed the outstanding school/ college award by TV presenter Jameela Jamil, principal Richard Atkins said: “We are a big BTec centre and this award is great recognition for all our staff and students. It’s been a really good year with our outstanding Ofsted inspection, but winning this has been the icing on the cake.

“The whole day has been an absolutely brilliant experience — particularly for our students who won awards and their families.”

Connor Thomas, 18, who completed a level three interactive media course with Bridgend College in June last year gaining a distinction, won the outstanding creative art & design student of the year and outstanding BTec student of the year awards.

Bethany Alsbury, 20, who completed a level three health sciences course with City of Bath College, gaining a distinction, won the outstanding BTec child and social care student of the year award.BTec-Awards1-insert1-WP

Civil engineering lecturer Barry Falconer, from Leeds College of Building, won the outstanding BTec teacher/ tutor of the year award.BTec-Awards3-insert2-WP

Visit www.edexcel.com/btec/progress/nba/Pages/2014-winners for a full list of winners.

Main Picture: From left: Rob Bosworth, assistant principal of Exeter College, Rosie Birch, outstanding BTec hospitality, travel and tourism student of the year award winner, Reanna Killeen-McGuirk, outstanding BTec public services student of the year award winner, and Richard Atkins, principal of Exeter College.

Insert Left: From left: David Heath, Somerton and Frome MP, and former City of Bath College learner and outstanding BTec child and social care student of the year award winner Bethany Alsbury.

Insert Right: From left: Outstanding BTec teacher/ tutor of the year award winner Barry Falconer, from Leeds College of Building, and Mark Anderson, managing director of Pearson UK.

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