Sandwell College wins FE college of the year in 2019 education awards

Sandwell College is celebrating a major win at the prestigious Education Awards after being named FE College of the Year 2019.

The annual awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of those who are making a difference to the education sector in the West Midlands.

The winners were unveiled at a glittering awards ceremony at the Voco St John’s Hotel in Solihull, recognising both educators and educational supporters across 16 categories, with Birmingham City University as headline sponsors. Judges were impressed with how staff teaching at Sandwell College has impacted on students and their lives and how the college has gone the extra mile to turn students around to become high achievers.

As well as taking home the trophy, each winner will have the opportunity to work with their category’s industry sponsor on a project that will be filmed and showcased at next year’s awards. For the first time, the awards partnered with the Pearson Teaching Awards with all winners being automatically entered into the televised ceremony, which gets aired on BBC’s Classroom Heroes. Sandwell College Principal Graham Pennington said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to have won FE College of the Year in the Education Awards.  We are so proud of all our students, staff and our local community.”

CEO & Founder of the Education Awards, Jas Rohel, added: “The West Midlands has a great community of individuals supporting the education sector and making a difference in people’s lives. 

“We’d like to congratulate both the winners and finalists for the tremendous work they do and for being part of such a wonderful event."


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