Double Win for Preston College!

We are delighted to announce that Preston College has won not one, but two awards in this year’s Educate North Awards for:

  • Music and Performing Arts
  • Business Collaboration & Partnerships – HE/FE Sector

The prestigious awards ceremony took place at the Midland Hotel in Manchester and was hosted by Jim Hancock, a well-known broadcaster and writer and Dani Sinha, a British broadcast journalist and presenter.

Simon Nixon, Principal and Chief Executive at Preston College says: “I am delighted to announce that Preston College has won in both of these categories. Both awards show the diversity of what we do as a college, with music and performing arts being a particular area of great success. In addition, the strong employer partnerships we have developed really help us to ensure that our curriculum is impactful in meeting Local Skills needs.”

He adds: “These awards are testament to all of the fantastic work that is taking place in our college as well as the ongoing contribution we make to our local community.”

Professor Phil Harris, Chair of the Judges says: “The standard of entries gets higher each year and the popular awards event ensures that we recognise the incredible work which so many people are doing despite the complexities of education in the UK currently”.

Each year, the Educate North Awards celebrate excellence, world class achievement and improvement across the University, HE, FE and Sixth Form sectors in the North of England. The awards are designed to recognise and share best practice and excellence in the education sector.

This announcement follows a fantastic spell of achievement and success at the College. Aligning recent successes with the two winning award categories above, Preston College received an extraordinary four awards at the National Operatic and Dramatic Association Regional Awards for music and performing arts, whilst the College also won this year’s Association of College’s Beacon Awards for ‘Engagement with Employers’.

Educate North said: “From all of us involved and from the judges, we are sending you a massive congratulations, you should be very proud of your success!”

Preston College previously won the Educate North Further Education College of the Year in 2020/21


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