Fareham College’s status as the top further education college in the country was confirmed today as it scooped the prestigious Times Educational Supplement (TES) award for FE College of the Year. In total, eight of the highest performing FE colleges were shortlisted for the TES award but Fareham College came out on top.
Nigel Duncan, Principal of Fareham College said:
“We’re thrilled to win this award. This has been an amazing few months for us. Ofsted ranked us outstanding, the Prime Minister paid tribute to our hard work and now we have been named FE College of the Year by TES. As Principal, I’m delighted to accept this award but I know it wouldn’t have been possible without the inspired teaching and tireless enthusiasm of all our staff. This is also an award for them.”
At the awards evening which was hosted by comedian Alan Davies, the judges of the awards said that ‘the college has shown an innovative approach to the curriculum and to engaging with industry in a growing area’. The judges also commented on the first-class teaching facilities at Fareham College noting that the college ‘[has] added to the educational provision in the area in a complementary way and growing its market’.
Andrew Kaye, Deputy Principal of Fareham College added:
“We’ve known just what a special place Fareham College is for some while but it is great to have this recognised by TES, other leading colleges and educationalists. At Fareham College, we want to give our students the very best and this award proves that we are delivering for our students, for our businesses and the community that we serve.”