One of our students, Jamie Knight, has been recognised as Outstanding BTEC Land-based Student of the Year 2017 at the BTEC Awards.
22 successful candidates have been singled out for excellence in their area of study or work, after almost 1000 applications were made to this year’s judging panel. Winners received their awards at a ceremony on 6th July at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London, following a lunch reception in Parliament with MPs from across the political spectrum.
The winners of the awards were unveiled at the ceremony by the BBC television presenter and journalist, Steph McGovern. Other awards are presented by education and business leaders, including Peter Jones from BBC TV’s Dragon’s Den who will present the award to the Business and Enterprise Student of the Year; and Richard Atkins CBE, the government’s FE Commissioner, who will present the award to the College of the Year.
BTEC is now the nation’s fastest growing route into higher education, with almost a quarter of university entrants now having taken at least one BTEC.
We are all incredibly proud of Jamie and wish him well for the future.