Winners of the AoC Beacon Awards 2020 announced

Top colleges across the country are celebrating receiving honours in the Association of Colleges’ Beacon Awards 2019-20.

The winners and runners up are being announced via a virtual awards ceremony today after the scheduled Parliamentary reception in July had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This page will be updated throughout the day as and when each prize winner is revealed.

First up, Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education have won the British Council Award.

 

The next award to be announced goes to… Fareham College for the City and Guilds Award for College Engagement with Employers.

Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education have won again! It picks up the Edge Award for Excellence in the Practical Delivery of Technical and Professional Learning.

Next up is the Jisc Award for effective use of Digital Technology in further education… which is awarded to The Manchester College.

Barnsley College have now been announced as the winner of the NOCN Group Mental Health and Wellbeing Award.

We have now moved on to the Pears #iwill Award for Social Action and Student Engagement which goes to… EKC Group.

The next prize is awarded to Preston’s College for the RCU Support for Students Award.

We have another double-winner, The Manchester College! Its second prize of the day is the Careers and Enterprise Company Award for Innovation in Careers and Enterprise.

And that concludes the virtual ceremony for the Association of Colleges’ Beacon Awards 2019-20! 

Below is a full list of the winners and runners up.

British Council Award
Winner: Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
Runners-up: Southern Regional College, Burton & South Derbyshire College

City and Guilds Award for College Engagement with Employers
Winner: Fareham College
Runners-up: Exeter College, Bradford College, Hugh Baird College

Edge Award for Excellence in the Practical Delivery of Technical and Professional Learning
Winner: Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
Runners-up: London South East Colleges, Abingdon & Witney College

Jisc Award for effective use of Digital Technology in Further Education
Winner: The Manchester College
Runners-up: Bridgwater & Taunton College

NOCN Group Mental Health and Wellbeing Award
Winner: Barnsley College
Runners-up: Bridgend College, College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, Hartpury College

Pears #iwill Award for Social Action and Student Engagement
Winner: EKC Group
Runners-up: South West College

RCU Support for Students Award
Winner: Preston’s College
Runners-up: Abingdon & Witney College, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

The Careers and Enterprise Company Award for Innovation in Careers and Enterprise
Winner: The Manchester College
Runners-up: Cambridge Regional College, Barnsley College, Sunderland College