The AoC Beacon Awards and the Tes FE Awards shortlists to be announced at the conference
For the very first time, the AoC Beacon Award winners will be announced at the Tes FE Awards ceremony – making it the biggest night of the year in further education.
Now in its 24th year, the AoC Beacon Awards showcase best practice and innovation in colleges. They are designed to promote the interdependence of colleges, businesses, and professional and voluntary organisations, highlighting excellence and sharing best practice across the sector.
The Tes FE Awards celebrate and reward the dedication and expertise of the people and teams who continue to make a significant contribution to improving the skill levels of young people and adult learners.
The two award programmes will remain independent, with differing criteria and judging processes. However, for the first time ever, both sets of winners will be announced at the Tes FE Awards ceremony in central London in February 2019. The shortlist for the two sets of awards will be announced at the AoC Annual Conference in November 2018.
AoC Beacon Award winners will also be invited to host one-day workshops to share their learnings and help other colleges to develop their practice. These events will act as the local Beacon Award presentation ceremony, and will take place in Spring 2019. They will be free for staff to attend from AoC member colleges.
The AoC Beacon Awards will be open to all colleges across the UK. The deadline for stage one applications is Friday 20 July (12noon).
The Tes FE Awards will continue to be open for all types of FE providers. For more information about the Tes FE Awards, please visit www.tesfeawards.co.uk
Last Year's Awards
The AoC Awards Evening took place on Tuesday 14 November featuring the AoC Beacon Awards, Student of the Year Awards and the new Student Video of the Year Award – making the evening a celebration of the very best in FE.