Ao C Awards 22 23 Beacons Commended

We are excited to announce the commended colleges for the 2022/23 Beacon Awards. This year’s AoC Beacon Awards programme has 12 categories. Assessors have recommended those applications that should be commended for their practice in each of the award categories, having demonstrated a high level of innovation, impact and sustainability. Congratulations to the colleges that have met the AoC Beacon Standard 2022/23.

The National Centre for Diversity Award for Inclusive Learning Leadership

  • Coleg Cambria
  • Bedford College Group

The Nous Group Award for Education for Sustainable Development

  • BHASVIC
  • Education Training Collective
  • EKC Group
  • Weston College
  • New City College
  • Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education

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

  • Bishop Auckland College

The RCU Award for Support for Students

  • Runshaw College
  • Exeter College
  • Coleg Sir Gar & Coleg Ceredigion
  • Solihull College & University Centre
  • Landmarks Specialist College
  • Hull College
  • Telford College
  • Eastleigh College
  • Bridgend College
  • Oldham College
  • Isle of Wight College
  • Derwen College
  • Southern Regional College
  • Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT)
  • Education Partnership North East (EPNE)
  • Salford City College
  • City College Plymouth

The CLA Award for Respecting, Protecting and Promoting Creativity

  • The Bournemouth & Poole College

The City & Guilds Award for College Engagement with Employers

  • Isle of Wight College
  • Sparsholt College with Alton College, Andover College, BCoT ,Brooklands College and Guildford College
  • South Devon College
  • Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education
  • Gower College Swansea
  • The Bournemouth & Poole College
  • Bridgwater & Taunton College
  • The Sheffield College
  • Cambridge Regional College
  • Preston College
  • City College Plymouth

The NOCN Group Award for Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • South Eastern Regional College
  • Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG)
  • Nottingham College
  • RNN Group
  • Portland College
  • Petroc
  • Coleg Cambria
  • Bolton College
  • New City College
  • Harrow College & Uxbridge College (HCUC)
  • Heart of Birmingham Vocational College (HBVC)
  • John Leggott College
  • The Sheffield College
  • Middlesbrough College
  • Salford City College
  • The College Merthyr Tydfil

The British Council Award for Internationalism

  • Petroc
  • Gower College Swansea

The Jisc Award for Effective Use of Digital Technology in FE

  • Heart of Worcestershire College
  • USP College
  • Activate Learning
  • Education Partnership North East (EPNE)
  • Barnsley College

The Edge Award for Excellence in Real World Learning

  • South Eastern Regional College
  • EKC Group
  • Lincoln College
  • Solihull College & University Centre
  • Cambridge Regional College
  • Coleg Gwent
  • City of Glasgow College

The AoC Award for Widening Participation

  • Hopwood Hall College
  • South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS)

The AoC Award for Excellence in Governance

  • Weston College
  • Barnsley College
  • Education Partnership North East (EPNE)
  • Cardiff & Vale College
  • EKC Group
  • Moulton College
  • Solihull College & University Centre

Find out more about the excellent work of the commended colleges through their project synopses available on the College Awards website. The finalists will be announced at the AoC Annual Conference on 15 November.