Star Awards

Star Awards 2009 logoForty-one awards in fifteen different categories were presented at SQA's annual Star Awards in November.

The winners, and those being highly commended, were a mixture of individual learners and education and training organisations. Every year, we seek to celebrate success and commitment on the part of individuals, schools, colleges, training providers and businesses.

The Awards ceremony was attended by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, hosted by TV personality Kaye Adams, and was supported by a raft of sponsors, including the Scottish Government — UK Skills, CBI Scotland, Learning and Teaching Scotland and the Federation of Small Businesses, Scotland.

Dr Janet Brown, SQA Chief Executive, in congratulating all the award recipients said 'Scottish education and training is full of inspirational stories and magnificent achievements from students and centres. The response to our invitation for nominations was phenomenal - selecting finalists in each category was very difficult. To all who were entered, and particularly to those who made it through to the awards ceremony, well done. You represent the absolute best of Scotland and should take enormous pride in your achievements.'