Overall awards

These awards give you the opportunity to nominate excellent adult learners, apprentices, teachers, schools, multi-academy trusts, colleges and training providers.

This year’s overall award winners demonstrated the pride, hard work and dedication capable in BTEC students, teachers and communities. You can find out more about their stories in the videos below. These awards give you the opportunity to nominate excellent adult learners, apprentices, teachers, schools, multi-academy trusts, colleges and training providers.

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The overall award categories for the 2018 BTEC Awards are: 

Eligibility criteria

  • Nominees must be at least 24 years of age on the day they formally registered for their BTEC
  • Students must be nominated by a teacher/tutor or head of department or trainer associated with delivering their BTEC qualification
  • Students may not nominate themselves
  • Students must have received or be due to receive their BTEC grades between 1st June 2017 – 30th June 2018
  • Students must be studying or have completed either a BTEC First, a BTEC National, a BTEC Higher National or a BTEC Technical, a BTEC Apprenticeship or a BTEC Specialist Qualification
  • There is no upper age limit on this award

What do we mean by excellence?

Entrants will have achieved or be on course to achieve excellent BTEC grades. Entrants will be committed vocational students and role models. Entrants will have a strong work ethic, an excellent track record of success, well-defined goals, and will be able to demonstrate a commitment to and enthusiasm for applying that learning within their chosen sector that extends well beyond their day-to- day course requirements. Entrants will be independent thinkers and proactive learners capable of truly excelling in their chosen field.

Previous winners in this category have achieved top grades and have demonstrated extra-curricular excellence by acting as ambassadors for their sector and for BTECs in general. This may have been through receiving or being nominated for industry awards in their sector, or by demonstrating particular resilience in pursuing their BTEC and chosen career path.

Eligibility criteria

  • Nominees must be at least 16 years of age but no more than 19 years of age on the day they formally registered for their BTEC
  • Apprentices must be nominated by a teacher/tutor or head of department or trainer associated with delivering their BTEC qualification
  • Apprentices may not nominate themselves
  • Apprentices must have received or be due to receive their BTEC Apprenticeship grades between 1st June 2017 – 30th June 2018

What do we mean by excellence?

Entrants will have delivered or be on course to deliver excellent performance in their BTEC Apprenticeship. Entrants will be held in the highest regard by the training provider they are working with and by their colleagues. The entrant will be a committed BTEC apprentice who has made a significant positive difference to the organisation they work in and will be widely regarded as a role model to others. Entrants will have a strong work ethic, an excellent track record for success, well-defined goals and will be an advocate for BTEC apprenticeships in their local community. The entrant will be an independent thinker, a team player and a proactive learner capable of truly excelling in their chosen field.

Previous winners in this category have excelled in their apprenticeships by introducing innovative ideas or new ways of thinking or by improving processes and productivity. They have received or been nominated for awards in their sector and have demonstrated particular resilience in pursing their BTEC apprenticeship and chosen career path.

Eligibility criteria

  • Nominees must be at least 19 years of age on the day they formally registered for their BTEC
  • Apprentices must be nominated by a teacher/tutor or head of department or trainer associated with delivering their BTEC qualification
  • Apprentices may not nominate themselves
  • Apprentices must have received or be due to receive their BTEC Apprenticeship grades between 1st June 2017 – 30th June 2018
  • There is no upper age limit on this award

What do we mean by excellence?

Entrants will have delivered or be on course to deliver excellent performance in their BTEC Apprenticeship. Entrants will be held in the highest regard by the training provider they are working with and by their colleagues. The entrant will be a committed BTEC apprentice who has made a significant positive difference to the organisation they work in and will be widely regarded as a role model to others. Entrants will have a strong work ethic, an excellent track record for success, well-defined goals and will be an advocate for BTEC apprenticeships in their local community. The entrant will be an independent thinker, a team player and a proactive learner capable of truly excelling in their chosen field.

Previous winners in this category have excelled in their apprenticeships by introducing innovative ideas or new ways of thinking or by improving processes and productivity. They have received or been nominated for awards in their sector and have demonstrated particular resilience in pursing their BTEC apprenticeship and chosen career path

Eligibility criteria

  • Nominations are welcome from training providers, colleges and employers
  • Provider nominations must be submitted by staff and trainers at the nominated establishment or by other professionals associated with vocational apprenticeships
  • The nominated establishment must have been delivering one or more of the following; BTEC Specialist Qualifications or BTEC Firsts or BTEC Nationals and/or BTEC Higher Nationals between 1st June 2017 – 30th June 2018

What do we mean by excellence?

Entrants will demonstrate excellent commitment to and enthusiasm for BTEC Apprenticeships. As an FE college, training provider or employer, it will be innovative and creative in the delivery of its BTEC Apprenticeships. Entrants will have a strong track record for success, both in terms of the high-performing apprentices it produces and the quality of the BTEC Apprenticeships it offers and it will be highly regarded as a centre of excellence for BTEC Apprenticeships.

Previous winners in this category have been highly innovative in the development and delivery of their BTEC Apprenticeships and have used technology, digital applications and other transformational ideas or resources to support their delivery and improve their apprentices’ learning.

Eligibility criteria

  • Award can be entered by General Further Education colleges, 6th Form Colleges and UTCs
  • Must offer at least three BTEC levels in at least five subjects/sectors

What do we mean by excellence?

Entrants will be able to demonstrate an excellent commitment to the delivery and promotion of BTECs and will be widely regarded internally and within the community as a hub of BTEC excellence. Entrants will have a strong track record of success, both in terms of the high-performing students it produces and the quality of the BTEC teaching staff it attracts. Entrants will have forged excellent wider relationships with employers, universities and other key stakeholders and will be innovative in its approach to the delivery of its BTEC programme.  

Eligibility criteria

  • Students can only be nominated by a teacher/tutor or head of department or trainer associated with delivering their BTEC qualification
  • Students may not nominate themselves
  • Students must have received or be due to receive their BTEC ​Higher National Certificate or Diploma grades
  • Students must have received or be due to receive their BTEC grades between 1st June 2017 – 30th June 2018

What do we mean by excellence?

Entrants will have achieved or be on course to achieve excellent BTEC Higher National grades. Entrants will be committed vocational students and role models. Entrants will have a strong work ethic, an excellent track record of success, well-defined goals, and will be able to demonstrate a commitment to and enthusiasm for applying that learning within their chosen sector that extends well beyond their day-to- day course requirements. Entrants will be independent thinkers and proactive learners capable of truly excelling in their chosen field.

Eligibility criteria

  • Nominees must be at least 14 years of age on the day they formally registered for their BTEC
  • Students must be nominated by a teacher/tutor or head of department or trainer associated with delivering their BTEC qualification
  • Students may not nominate themselves
  • Students must have received or be due to receive their BTEC grades between 1st June 2017 – 30th June 2018
  • Students must be studying or have completed either a BTEC First, a BTEC National, a BTEC Higher National, a BTEC Apprenticeship or a BTEC Specialist Qualification 
  • Students must be studying either part-time or full-time for a BTEC qualification in a school, college, training provider or organisation established outside the UK
  • Students must reside outside the UK

What do we mean by excellence?

Entrants will have achieved or be on course to achieve excellent BTEC grades. Entrants will be committed vocational students and role models. Entrants will have a strong work ethic, an excellent track record of success, well-defined goals, and will be able to demonstrate a commitment to and enthusiasm for applying that learning within their chosen sector that extends well beyond their day-to- day course requirements. Entrants will be independent thinkers and proactive learners capable of truly excelling in their chosen
field.

Previous winners in this category have achieved top grades and have demonstrated extra-curricular excellence by acting as ambassadors for their sector and for BTECs in general. This may have been through receiving or being nominated for industry awards in their sector, or by demonstrating particular resilience in pursuing their BTEC and chosen career path.

Eligibility criteria

  • Teacher/tutors must be nominated by a colleague, fellow teacher/tutor, head of department or other vocational professional
  • Teacher/tutors may not nominate themselves
  • Teacher/tutors must have been teaching either BTEC First, a BTEC Tech Award, a BTEC Technical, a BTEC National, a BTEC Higher National, a BTEC Apprenticeship or a BTEC Specialist Qualification between 1st June 2017 –30th June 2018

What do we mean by excellence?

Entrants will be able to show commitment to and enthusiasm for their BTEC subject and to vocational excellence in general. Entrants will be inspirational and innovative educators. Entrants will be held in the highest regard by colleagues and the students they teach. Entrants will have a strong track record of success both in terms of producing motivated and high performing students in the delivery of their BTEC course(s) and will be ambassadors for BTECs and their school or college.

Previous winners in this category have demonstrated a high level of dedication to the delivery of their BTEC course(s), engaging the wider community and external employers in innovative, practical experiences for their students. They have delivered well-planned and executed lessons that consistently inspire and motivate their students to perform at the highest level.

Eligibility criteria

  • Award can be entered by schools and multi-academy trusts.
  • Must offer at least one BTEC level in at least three subjects/sectors
  • BTEC courses must be delivered within their own centre/s

What do we mean by excellence?

Entrants will be able to demonstrate an excellent commitment to the delivery and promotion of BTECs and will be widely regarded internally, externally, and within the community as a hub of BTEC excellence. Entrants will have a strong track record of success, both in terms of the high-performing students it produces and the quality of the BTEC teaching staff it attracts. Entrants will have forged excellent wider relationships with employers, colleges and universities and will be innovative in its approach to the delivery of its BTEC programme.

Previous winners in this category have demonstrated inspirational ways to engage industry in the BTEC programmes, have developed well-defined business goals and have highly motivated student and staff bodies.

The Overall BTEC Student of the Year 2018 award will be one of the winners from the other categories within the BTEC Awards. 

Meet the BTEC Awards 2017 overall winners 

Maryam_Taher

BTEC Overall Student of the Year 2017

Maryam Taher is a student at the University of York studying Biomedical Science. Prior to this, Maryam was a BTEC Applied Science student at Salford City College. She won the Overall BTEC Student of the Year 2017 award for her spectacular efforts that expand beyond college work. Watch her story to find out the tremendous achievements she has accomplished since moving to the UK in 2011.