Celebrations are underway at Heart of Worcestershire College (HoW College) as it’s awarded College, or Post-18 Education & Training Provider of the Year Award at the Worcestershire Education Awards 2018.
The awards, run by the Worcester News in partnership with the University of Worcester, celebrate the amazing work carried out in Worcestershire by people in the education sector.
The evening celebrated the achievements of the College, including being recognised as a ‘Good Provider’ by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) and being the first ever non-specialist Further Education College to be awarded the National Association of Special Educational Needs Award for “Excellence in Further Education”.
Talking about the College’s success, Principal & Chief Executive Stuart Laverick, said:
“We are delighted to have won this award for our contribution to education in Worcestershire. The very large majority of learners progress on to a range of positive education, employment or training destinations and around two thirds of our learners who were studying at level 3 subsequently progress on to higher education. As a college this is something that we are extremely proud of and thankful to have been recognised for.”
HoW College has been nationally recognised for its great impact for Worcestershire learners, time and time again by a number of National bodies. Continuing improvement has seen more students stay and succeed at the College than ever before and at rates higher than national averages, in some areas over 15% higher.
For more information about studying at HoW College please visit our website: howcollege.ac.uk.