Students, teachers, schools and colleges celebrated their outstanding achievements in vocational learning at the second annual National BTEC Awards.

Pearson, the parent company of Edexcel, the awarding body for BTECs, received over 500 nominations across the 15 award categories for this year’s awards. Megan Turner, a 17 year old engineering student from Loughborough, won the Overall Outstanding BTEC Student of the Year.

Radio One DJ Reggie Yates hosted the event. “All the winners today have shown real passion and commitment to achieving their goals and deserve to be put on a pedestal as an inspiration to others,” he said.

David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, spoke at the ceremony. He said: “These awards rightly celebrate the practical skills and knowledge which will help our economy grow and remain competitive with the rest of the world.

“I congratulate all of this year’s award winners who have shown tremendous dedication in their work and who can all be very proud of what they have achieved.”


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