Bridgwater and Taunton College, Weston College, Boston College and Walsall College have been announced as finalists for the The Edge Award for Excellence in Real World Learning.
Association of Colleges’ Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK colleges each year. The award supported by the Edge Foundation seeks to recognise examples of practical teaching and learning that equips people with the skills that today’s global and digital economy demands. This is done through a broad and balanced curriculum, high quality training, engaging real world learning and rich relationships between education and employers.
Alice Barnard, Chief Executive Officer, Edge Foundation said:
“Edge are proud sponsors of the Award for Excellence in Real World Learning. Our award celebrates colleges which have developed high quality practical teaching and learning approaches that give students experiences that are real, meaningful, challenging, stretching and life changing. Congratulations to this year’s finalists.”
Mark White OBE DL, Chair of AoC’s Charitable Trust said:
“The AoC Beacon Awards showcase exactly why colleges are so important to every community and why people value them. This award recognises examples of excellent practical teaching and learning. The work of the finalists shows how important colleges are in providing students with the necessary skills for the real world.”
The AoC Beacon Award finalists were announced at the AoC Annual Conference on Wednesday 17 November. Winners will be announced in early 2022.
For more information visit www.collegeawards.co.uk