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College Awards

Here are a selection of awards and titles currently or previously held by Leeds City College:

FE First Award (2013)
The Market Research, Communications and Corporate Reputation team at Leeds City College won ‘Highly Commended’ for their entry in the ‘14-19 Campaign’ category at The College Marketing Network, FE First Awards. The awards were held in Warwick in November 2013 and recognised the teams ‘This Time Next Year….?’ Summer Campaign that featured on ITV, On-demand, Cinema and outdoor advertising channels.
National Computing Centre Accreditation (2013)
The IT Systems & Strategy team have gained a quality kitemark accreditation from the Government’s National Computing Centre (NCC) for outstanding IT practice. Leeds City College is the first FE College in the UK to achieve this quality award. The accreditation process provides an independent appraisal of IT systems, processes and practices against good practice and government standards.
Adult Learners (2013)
Artist Becky Holdcroft, who is an inc. workshop student, was chosen as one of the three Yorkshire and Humber regional winners for NIACE’s adult learner awards. The student had organise the “Postcards from the Edge event” at the workshop to raise money for the International Rescue Committee in their efforts to support Syrian Refugees.

Artsmark Gold (Creative Arts department May 2012)
Artsmark is a national award that accredits quality arts education in England. It is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to audit, celebrate and develop high quality arts education in schools, further education colleges, and youth justice settings. It is developed in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Department of Education and OfSTED.
Best UK Hospitality College (2012)
Leeds City College was named ‘Best UK Hospitality College 2012’ by the Craft Guild of Chefs at the Annual Awards Ceremony on Sunday 1st April. The award considers the quality and breadth of provision, as well as innovation and enterprise.
FE TES Award 2013/2014(Further Education, Times Education Supplement)
Leeds City College was nominated for the ‘Employer Engagement’ and ‘Outstanding Use of Technology’ categories.
Heist Awards (2012)
The College’s Market Research, Communications and Corporate Reputation team received the Silver Award for Marketing Department of the Year as well as taking silver for Best Student Recruitment Campaign (UK) for the College’s ‘Your Tutor’ summer campaign, which featured many familiar faces from around its college campuses.
Innovative Industry Partnership Award at the PACE (March 2012) (the professional association for catering education)
Leeds City College has gained industry recognition for The Food Academy at Flannels with the restaurant scooping an award in its first six months.
The restaurant – the result of an exciting enterprise between the College and one of the country’s largest independent luxury retail groups Flannels – was awarded the Innovative Industry Partnership Award at the PACE (the professional association for catering education) Awards for Innovation 2012, held at the Hilton Hotel, Blackpool, on March 22nd.
Institute of Motor Industry Awards (IMI) (2013)
Our courses have gained industry recognition by being short listed for an international award. The inaugural International Historic Motoring Awards promoted by Octane magazine and EFG International were held before an audience of racing legends, celebrities, collectors and industry heads. For more information on the awards click this link (http://www.historicmotoringawards.com/index.php )
Investors In People
Investors In People is the UK’s leading people management standard, it provides a simple and flexible framework helping thousands of organisations of all sizes and sectors to improve their business performance by improving the way in which organisations manage and develop their people, leading to business improvement and better public services.
Investors in Diversity (IiD) (February 2012)
The Investors in Diversity (IiD) standard is a national equality standard. It is designed to encourage organisations to become more inclusive, encouraging and enabling them to adopt and develop behaviours and practices which promote equality, diversity, inclusion and achievement. Leeds City College achieved the Investors in Diversity Standard in February 2012. The standard is externally reviewed every two years, which enables the college to keep checking the progress being made on its equality journey. Further details are available from www.nationalcentrefordiversity.com

Leeds City College achieved the Investors in Diversity Standard in February 2012

Leading the Learner Voice Awards (2013)
The Student Digital Programme at Leeds City College was highly commended in the category of’ Imaginative Approaches to Learner Voice’. This new award for 2013 is for a provider, team or individual that has introduced new and imaginative methods to gather and respond to the views of learners and prospective learners.
Leeds Further Forward Awards (2010-2011)
Leeds Further Forward awards celebrate the achievement of 15 and 16 year olds who have been attending college, to gain valuable skilled work experience alongside their school studies.

One of our students was awarded the top award for ‘Outstanding Achievement’ and one of our tutors won the ‘Staff Award for Outstanding Contribution to 14-19 Partnership Programmes’.

Matrix (2014)
The Matrix Standard is the nationally recognised kite mark for Information, Advice and Guidance Services. Accreditation for the standard indicates that the services we offer are of consistently high quality and fully meet the needs of our students, past present and potential.
Positive About Disabled People
The college has been awarded the Positive About Disabled People Standard, which means the college has been assessed as taking positive actions towards employing disabled people. These include:

Ensuring all applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy will be interviewed and considered on their abilities.

Making every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment
Ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work.

These commitments are reviewed each year by Jobcentre Plus and the college is assessed against what has been achieved and future improvement plans.

Scores On The Doors 5 Stars (Keighley Campus)
Scores on the Doors is the No. 1 national food hygiene rating scheme where you can find the official local authority hygiene ratings for food businesses.

The scheme allows you to see a star rating for certain types of catering business and for retailers handling or preparing open high-risk foods. The star rating each business receives is based on a food hygiene inspection carried out by the local authority. The Food and Health Service carries out food hygiene inspections of food businesses within its area in accordance with an annual service plan. They are scored on how well they performed in terms of:

– food hygiene and procedures
– structural conditions and cleanliness
– confidence in management

The results are used to produce a star rating ranging from 5 stars for Excellent to 0 stars for Very Poor. The star rating awarded remains until the next primary inspection is carried out.

The aim of the scheme is to improve food safety and hygiene standards among businesses which provide food and drink to customers living, working or visiting the region. This will benefit customers, businesses and the local economy by driving up standards and making businesses in the region safer places to eat and drink.

Sue Ryder, Wheatfields Hospice, Big Wigs Business Challenge Innovation Award and Outstanding Team Award
The BigWigs challenge involves each team being presented with a £50 note, the aim is to raise as much as possible by using that £50 along with their initiative to come up with ingenious fundraising ideas. After 4 months each team must return all profits, along with the £50, to the charity.
Innovation Award – This award identifies and rewards the Big Wigs team which has launched the most innovative, creative and unique activity.
Outstanding Team Award – This award identifies the team that stands out from the crowd and has demonstrated the most effective dedication to their company’s Big Wigs challenge.
AOC Beacon Award 2014 runner up – Engaging Employers Category
The AoC Beacon Awards, launched in 1994, capture and celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK further education colleges.
WYLLN Awards (West Yorkshire Life Long Network) (2012)
These awards recognise inspirational learners who have gained a positive or life changing experience from progressing on to higher education or have gained new skills which will improve their career prospects and the performance of the employee they work for. Awards are also given to tutors and employers in special recognition of offering encouragement, support or inspiration to work based learners.

One of our tutors was awarded the Tutor of the Year Award, described by her manager as, an inspirational and supportive colleague who has transformed the team by introducing and supporting the use of e-learning and assessment.

Partner of the Year – Leeds City Council Awards for Excellence 2012 (City Development Directorate)
Leeds City College was awarded the City Development Directorate’s Award for Excellence for Partner of the Year, for its successful collaboration with Leeds City Council.
The college was recognised for its:

Flexibility and pace in responding to high profile project requests.
Creativity in solutions to delivery challenges and competing agendas.
Commitment to supporting those facing challenging situations and with a diverse range of needs.
Willingness to take intelligent approaches to resourcing joint work.

Internal Awards

Leeds City College runs a number of awards internally throughout the year to reward the hard work, dedication and commitment of our students. In June every year, we hold our prestigious annual Leeds City College Student Awards at Leeds Town Hall. The Awards are held annually to celebrate the achievements of the students, each of whom has an inspiring story: from supporting their peers, to overcoming personal barriers to learning, to demonstrating a passion for their subject that inspires others.

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Awards achieved by the
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