Here at Tes, we are looking to 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. Winning an award, or even being shortlisted, is a fantastic opportunity to raise your profile as well as your chance to celebrate your hard work and achievements.

Now for the first time – the prestigious Tes FE Awards ceremony will include the presentation of the Association of Colleges’ Beacon Awards, in a celebration of outstanding practice across further education.

The AoC Beacon Awards will be open to colleges across the UK, while the Tes FE Awards will continue to be open to all FE providers.

Award categories

Tes FE Awards 

  • Lifetime achievement 
  • Teacher of the year 
  • Professional services team of the year  
  • FE leader of the year
  • Training provider of the year   
  • FE college of the year
  • Apprenticeship programme of the year
  • Sixth form college of the year
  • Specialist provider of the year
  • Adult and community learning provider of the year
  • Overall FE provider of the year

AoC Beacon Awards 

  • British Council international award 
  • Careers and Enterprise Company careers education and guidance award  
  • Edge award for excellence in the practical delivery of technical and professional learning
  • Skills and Education Group award for social mobility and widening participation
  • AoC mental health and wellbeing award 
  • Effective use of technology in further education 
  • City & Guilds engagement with employers award  
  • RCU Support for students  award

All finalists will be featured in Tes and will be free to use our winners and finalist logos in their own publicity material.

The winners will be revealed at a high profile gala awards ceremony at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 22 March 2019.


Giving FE's finest the recognition they deserve.


Photos from the 2018 Tes FE Awards.


The winners were revealed on Friday 22 March 2019 at the Grosvenor House Hotel.


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