Gower College Swansea has been commended for its best practice and innovation in three separate categories in the 2019/2020 Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Awards.

The Association of Colleges’ Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK Colleges. They are awarded every year by AoC to provide recognition for excellence while acknowledging the talents of staff at all levels. They highlight the breadth and quality of education in the College sector.

Gower College Swansea’s commendations are for:

  • The British Council International Award, sponsored by the British Council, which seeks to celebrate an outstanding example of a College’s international work
  • NOCN Award for Mental Health and Wellbeing which celebrates the important work Colleges are doing to support the mental health and wellbeing of their learners and staff
  • City & Guilds Award for College Engagement with Employers which seeks to recognise exemplary practice in the delivery of provision and responsiveness to the needs of employers

“The AoC Beacon Awards showcase exactly why Colleges are so important to every community and why people value them,” says David Hughes, Chief Executive of AoC.

“The awards recognise the enormous dedication and support Colleges give to young people and adult learners. Every year Colleges demonstrate the highest levels of innovation and best practice – and this year is no different. Congratulations to all the Colleges that have met the AoC Beacon Standard and good luck to everyone progressing to Stage 2.”


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