College Awards

The College


Since our merger in 2009, Leeds City College has had a great track record for being shortlisted and winning local, regional and national awards across a variety of fields...

Adult Learners' Week Award (2013)

Artist Becky Holdcroft, an inc. workshop student, was chosen as one of the three Yorkshire and Humber regional winners for NIACE’s adult learners' week awards. The student organised the “Postcards from the Edge event” at the workshop to raise money for the International Rescue Committee in their efforts to support Syrian Refugees.

AOC Beacon Award – Engaging Employers Category (2014)

The AoC Beacon Awards, launched in 1994, capture and celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK further education colleges. In 2014, the College won the AoC Beacon Award for its work with employers.

Artsmark Gold - Creative Arts (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. In May 2012 this was awarded to the College's Creative Arts department.

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 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 recognised the teams ‘This Time Next Year….?’ Summer Campaign that featured on ITV, On-demand, Cinema and outdoor advertising channels.

Further Education Times Education Supplement Award (2013/14)

Leeds City College was nominated for the ‘Employer Engagement’ and ‘Outstanding Use of Technology’ categories of the national further education awards for 2013/2014.

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 - PACE (March 2012)

Leeds City College gained industry recognition for The Food Academy at Flannels with the restaurant scooping an award from the professional association for catering education in its first six months.

Institute of Motor Industry Awards (2013)

Our courses  gained industry recognition after being shortlisted for an international award. The inaugural International Historic Motoring Awards promoted by Octane magazine and EFG International were held before an audience of racing stars, celebrities, collectors and industry heads. 

Investors in Diversity (2014)

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. 

Investors in People (2013)

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.

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 City Council Awards for Excellence - Partner of the Year (2012)

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 commitment to supporting those facing challenging situations and with a diverse range of needs.

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.

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.

Positive About Disabled People (2014)

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

PR Week - Decade of Achievement Award (2014)

The Marketing team received a Decade of Achievement Award for strategic internal communications (Best Internal Digital / Social campaign) following the successful launch of the staff blog, The Word+.

Scores On The Doors 5 Stars - Keighley Campus (2014)

Scores on the Doors is the national food-hygiene rating scheme for 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. 

West Yorkshire Life Long Network Awards (2012)

These awards recognise inspirational learners, tutors and employers. One of our tutors was awarded 'Tutor of the Year Award', and 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.