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AoC Beacon Awards 2021/22 Best Practice Showcase

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 19 September 2022

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Fee: Free

Monday 19 September - Thursday 29 September

The AoC Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK Further Education colleges.

The winners of the 2021/22 awards programme will be joined by the award sponsor to host a best practice workshop in order to showcase and share their initiatives and projects with interested colleges and sector organisations.

Benefits of attending:

  • Examine the detail behind the applications and find out what made the college’s project outstanding
  • Learn from colleges that have developed an innovative practice in their chosen field
  • Hear from the college themselves on how they approached their work and ensured a wide-reaching impact
  • Take advantage of tried and tested methods that you can apply in your college

These webinars are free to attend.

The Copyright Licensing Agency Award for Excellence in Supporting Creativity
Monday 19 September, 14:00 - 15:00
Winner: Grimsby Institute

The Nous Group Award for Education for Sustainable Development
Tuesday 20 September, 09:30 - 10:30
Winner: South Devon College

The AoC Award for Widening Participation
Tuesday 20 September, 14:00 - 15:00
Winner: South Eastern Regional College

The NOCN Group Award for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Wednesday 21 September, 09:30 - 10:30
Winner: Chichester College Group

The Edge Award for Excellence in Real World Learning
Wednesday 21 September, 14:00 - 15:00
Winner: Walsall College

The RCU Award for Support for Students

Thursday 22 September, 14:00 - 15:00
Winner: South Devon College

The Careers & Enterprise Company Award for Innovation in Careers and Enterprise
Tuesday 27 September, 09:30 - 10:30
Winner: Weston College

The Jisc Award for Effective Use of Digital Technology in Further Education
Tuesday 27 September, 14:00 - 15:00
Winner: Weston College

The City & Guilds Award for College Engagement with Employers
Wednesday 28 September, 09:30 - 10:30
Winner: Exeter College

The British Council Award for Internationalism
Wednesday 28 September, 14:00 - 15:30
Winners: Burton and South Derbyshire College and The Isle of Wight College

The National Centre for Diversity Award for Inclusive Learning Leadership
Thursday 29 September, 14:00 - 15:00
Winner: Cardiff and Vale College

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AoC Beacon Awards and Student of the Year Awards are open to applications

These annual awards recognise the outstanding and innovative practice provided by Further Education colleges and the achievement of their students. We use these examples of excellence in the sector which span diverse aspects of college life to promote the significant and positive impact that colleges have on the students and community. Visit the college awards website to find out more.

The closing date for all applications is Monday 3 October at 12 noon and there will be no extension to this date.

If you missed the Shining a light on the Beacon Awards Webinar “How to write a successful Beacon Award application and why all colleges should apply” please click here to view it. To access the presentation click here.