Centre of the Year in the Wider UK & Ireland
presented by Stewart Segal, Association of Employment & Learning Providers
South Tyneside College, South Shields
One of the north-east’s leading further education and training colleges was among the big winners at a prestigious national education and training awards ceremony on Friday evening.
South Tyneside College was named Wider UK and Ireland Centre of the Year at the 2015 Scottish Qualifications Authority Star Awards.
The college’s South Shields Marine School was recognised for the contribution it has made to the developing industry-ready maritime qualifications, that enable candidates to progress along their chosen career path and transfer between marine disciplines across the sector. In addition, staff from the college also led on the revision of existing qualifications, not just to make sure they remain fit for purpose, but that they embrace best practices within the industry.
The college saw off close competition from Superdrug plc in Yorkshire and Cable and Splicing Services Ltd in Warwickshire, to be named the first winner of the new award.
Highly Commended Superdrug plc