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College shortlisted for three prestigious sector awards

16th December 2016

Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) is today celebrating after being nominated for three prestigious national awards.

College shortlisted for three prestigious sector awards

The College has been announced as a finalist in the TES FE Awards in the ‘Professional Services Team of the Year’, ‘Marketing/Communications Campaign of the Year’ and ‘Assessor of the Year’ categories.

TES, formerly known as the Times Educational Supplement, is a leading world-wide teaching publication which was launched in the UK over 100 years ago.  The annual 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.

Newcastle-under-Lyme College’s Quality team has been shortlisted in the Professional Services Team of the Year category award for their ongoing commitment to improve student outcomes through key quality systems used by managers, staff and students.

A unique and innovatively delivered marketing campaign which focused on apprentice recruitment during National Apprenticeships Week helped the College secure a shortlisted place in the ‘Marketing/Communications Campaign of the Year’ category.

Business Administration Assessor, Dean Moorhouse was announced as a finalist in the ‘Assessor of the Year’ category after being recognised for his outstanding contribution and excellent student achievement rates. 

Jane Tunnicliff, Head of Work Based Learning, who nominated Dean for the award, said: “I am delighted that Dean has been shortlisted for an award.  He is an outstanding assessor, who balances his time effectively to support the varying needs of both his learners and employers. He provides an outstanding service, mentors other assessors, embraces change and successfully maintains a caseload of apprentices.” 

The TES FE awards are open to all further education providers: colleges, work based learning providers, adult and community learning providers, offender learning establishments and specialist designated institutions.  An independent panel of judges will select the winners who will be announced on 24th February 2017 at a 600 guest gala dinner hosted in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Karen Dobson, Principal and Chief Executive of Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group said: “I am delighted that the College has been shortlisted for not one, but three prestigious TES Awards in recognition of the fantastic work that we do.  2016 has been a landmark year for the college as we have been celebrating 50 years of NULC serving the communities of Staffordshire. Today’s news is timely as it marks a wonderful end to another successful year.”

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