Kirklees College wins Construction Apprenticeship Provider of the Year


Kirklees College has been named Construction Apprenticeship Provider of the Year the AAC Apprenticeship Awards 2021.

In partnership with FE Week and AELP, the awards are a celebration of excellence in apprenticeship delivery in the UK bringing together the country’s best apprentice employers, providers and sector leaders.

The national accolade was awarded to Kirklees College in recognition of demonstrating best practice throughout the pandemic and providing a high-quality, industry-led training programme that allows new apprentices to step into skilled vacancies.

The judging panel for the awards included Association of Employment and Learning Providers chief executive Jane Hickie, former skills minister Anne Milton, UCAS’ director of strategy John Cope, Health Education England’s national programme manager for apprenticeships Jane Hadfield, and City & Guilds’ director of policy Patrick Craven.

The event was run in partnership with VTCT, BCS the Chartered Institute for IT, One File, Skills and Education Group, City & Guilds, and ILM.

Nick Taylor, Curriculum Area Manager for Construction at Kirklees College said:

“We are delighted to have won the award for Construction Apprenticeship Provider of the Year. Receiving such a prestigious national award is a testament to the Construction team who have performed to the highest level to deliver outstanding training to our apprentices. We are really proud of this achievement and look forward to training the new generation of apprentices next year.”

Shane Mann, awards organiser and managing director of Lsect, the publisher of FE Week said:

“The quality of the overwhelming number of applications from across the sector was, as always, very high. But tonight’s awards recognised and celebrated the very best work by apprentice employers and providers. I would like to congratulate all the winners and thank our amazing judging panel, sponsors and partners.”

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