The Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK further education (FE) colleges. It is managed by AoC and run through AoC Charitable Trust – a registered charity.
The aim of the awards Programme is to demonstrate and promote the far-reaching impact of colleges on their students and the communities they serve. The commended and winning case studies will be used to increase understanding of colleges’ contribution to educational skills policy and economic and social development.
The awards offer colleges the opportunity to showcase the inspiring and innovative ways they support students, staff and communities. It represents the very best approaches that colleges have developed and are implementing to meet the skills needs of local employers and the career aspirations of their students.
Check out last year’s winners here!
If you would like some advice with your application you can join a live and interactive webinar ‘Shining a light on Beacon Awards’ – How to write a successful Beacon Award application and why all colleges should apply” (Thursday 22nd July, 13:30 – 14:30). Attendees will hear directly from the Chief Assessor, current Lead Assessors, and recent winning colleges with Top tips from the assessor team; Case studies of winning submissions; Q&A. Webinars are free to attend, and colleges can register here!
Represent Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and apply for the Beacon 2021/2022 awards, head to the website below and select your category!