'In association with' sponsor of the following categories
- Best teaching and learning initiative
- FE leader of the year
- Overall FE provider of the year
Set up to improve standards in the further education and training sector, the Education and Training Foundation sets professional standards and provides support to ensure learners and employers benefit from excellent, relevant education and training.
Our vision is for all learning to be of the highest quality, achieve the best outcomes and result in the greatest impact; and that is for all learners, providers, employers, their wider communities and the economy. Our mission is enhancing the performance and professionalism of the education and training workforce.
Sponsor of the following category
- Apprenticeship programme of the year
A world leader in skills development, City & Guilds works with governments, employers, colleges and training providers to deliver workplace relevant qualifications, certification and assessment. Our qualifications are valued by employers across the world, helping individuals and businesses develop their skills for personal and economic growth.
It operates across five continents – from Johannesburg to Jamaica, Dublin to Dubai - reaching millions of people every year.
City & Guilds is part of the City & Guilds Group. The City & Guilds Group comprises seven brands – City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, The Oxford Group, Digitalme, e3Learning and Gen 2. From setting the standard for on-the-job development through to shaping skills systems and supporting skills development around the world, the City & Guilds Group has more than 135 years’ experience in preparing people to contribute to successful businesses and thriving economies.
City & Guilds is incorporated by a royal charter and its president is HRH The Princess Royal. Any surpluses made through its work is reinvested into education or used for student support programmes.
'Award category' sponsor of the following category
- Employer engagement
The Edge Foundation is an independent education charity. It is dedicated to raising the status of technical, practical and vocational learning. All young people should have the opportunity to achieve their potential and the UK’s future workforce needs to be equipped with the skills to be successful in the modern, global economy. Edge believes that “learning by doing” should be valued equally with academic learning and that all learners should experience a mix of both. There are many paths to success.