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Beacon Awards and Student of the Year Awards 2023/24 applications are now open

19 June 2023

The annual AoC Beacon Awards and the Student of the Year Awards nominations are now open. The awards recognise the outstanding and innovative practice provided by FE Colleges and 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. We are pleased to be working with key sponsors and partners supporting this year’s awards programme.

The titles for this year's awards are as follows:

• The NOCN Group Award for Mental Health and Wellbeing
• The Careers & Enterprise Company Award for Excellence in Careers and Enterprise
• The City & Guilds Award for College Engagement with Employers
• The Edge Award for Excellence in Real World Learning
• The Jisc Award for Effective Use of Digital Technology in Further Education
• The RCU Award for Support for Students
• The Inenco Award for Education for Sustainable Development
• The AoC Award for Widening Participation
• The AoC Award for Excellence in Governance

Student of the Year

• Student Green Commitment Award sponsored by Inenco
• Apprentice of the Year sponsored by NOCN Group
• Young Student of the Year Award sponsored by Edge
• Adult Student of the Year Award (19+) sponsored by AoC
• HE Student of the Year Award sponsored by Advanced HE

• Project Excellence Award sponsored by AQA

Visit our awards website to find out more about the awards and apply.