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Beacon Awards 2023/24 finalists announced

14 November 2023

Beacon awards

The finalists for the 2023/24 Beacon Awards have been revealed at the Association of Colleges Annual Conference in Birmingham.

The colleges will be visited by independent assessors over the next months, with the winners announced in February.

The AoC Beacon Awards capture and celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK further education colleges. 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.

Congratulations to all of the colleges listed below.

The Inenco Award for Education for Sustainable Development

Suffolk New College

New City College

Shipley College

The Careers & Enterprise Company Award for Excellence in Careers and Enterprise

Middlesbrough College

Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT)

Coleg Sir Gar and Coleg Ceredigion

The RCU Award for Support for Students

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Coleg Cambria

The City & Guilds Award for College Engagement with Employers

Telford College

Capital City College Group

New College Durham

The NOCN Group Award for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Kirklees College

Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT)

Barnsley College

The Jisc Award for Effective Use of Digital Technology in Further Education

Cardiff and Vale College

Hull College

The Edge Award for Excellence in Real World Learning

South Eastern Regional College

Cambridge Regional College

Education Partnership North East

The AoC Award for Widening Participation

Lancashire Adult Learning (Nelson and Colne College Group)

Capital City College Group

New City College

Gower College Swansea

The AoC Award for Excellence in Governance

East Kent Colleges Group (EKC Group)

Barnsley College