Meet last year’s BTEC Awards winners.
The BTEC Awards has been running for nine consecutive years. In that time, we have awarded a huge number of students and teachers for their incredible efforts and hard work, but where are they now?
Read our BTEC blog, written by previous BTEC Award winners, to find out what pathways they’ve taken since winning and where they’ve progressed to.
Meet the BTEC Awards 2018 winners
BTEC School of the Year 2018
Westminster Academy are committed to work-related learning – they believe it's vital students get out there and meet with employers and opening their eyes to all the different careers that are available to them.
BTEC International Student of the Year 2018
Kaung Myat Htet has a keen interest in project management, advanced civil engineering, structural analysis and design, proven by his Distinction grade in these subjects.
BTEC Higher National Student of the Year 2018
Viren Lad is currently studying a BTEC Higher National in Construction and the Built Environment as part of his Higher Level Apprenticeship at Leeds College of Building.
BTEC Adult Learner of the Year 2018
Feven Zeray's ultimate goal is to be an engineer in the Aeronautical Engineering sector. She has been crowned Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains Student of the Year 2017.
BTEC Apprentice of the Year (16-18) 2018
Ryan Kenny started at Stanley Black & Decker when he was 15 years old as a BTEC Apprentice and shortly after won the ‘Make The World’ award for the business software he developed, the highest accolade possible within the whole of Stanley Black & Decker.
BTEC Apprentice of the Year (19+) 2018
Thomas Coleman is studying Higher Level Apprentice in construction management and a HND in civil engineering. Thomas works at A-one+, where he recently overhauled the company's geographic information system to keep road users, workers and networks safe.
BTEC Art and Design Student of the Year: Elland Hill
Before winning this award, Elland was awarded 2nd place at the East Riding College recycling competition in 2017, and she was awarded Student of the Year in her graduating college class of 2018.
BTEC Business and Enterprise Student of the Year: Rachna Udasi
Rachna, a student of St David's College has achieved so much. At age eighteen, she already has a coffee production and distribution business, with proceeds sent back to those in Uganda who grow the beans.
BTEC Construction Student of the Year: Sinead Burke
While completing her Sports Science degree, Sinead worked part-time as a QS at PH Plasterers. She enjoyed it so much, she decided to pursue a career in Construction, starting with a BTEC in Construction and the Built Environment at Leeds College of Building.
BTEC Creative Media Student of the Year: Nada El-Hammoud
Outside of her school, Westminster Academy, Nada is part of a young reporter's scheme, where she’s been fortunate enough to interview A-list celebrities like Asa Butterfield, Eva Green, John Boyega, Sofia Boutella, Will Poulter and Julia Roberts.
BTEC Engineering Student of the Year: James Brown
Whilst studying at National Space Academy, James took the skills developed in his BTEC and applied them to design a tool that splits rocks on the surface of Mars, which he presented to the Lead Designer of the Exomars Rover.
BTEC Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Student of the Year: Alison Healey
Alison has participated in countless hours of volunteering work for her church and community as well as successfully completed two work experience placements: one at The Premier Inn and the other in Rioja, Spain. All this has been done whilst still achieving outstanding grades at Bury College.
BTEC IT and Computing Student of the Year: Matthew Risbey-Ward
Matthew successfully developed a content management system for a local business. He's on target to achieve D*D*D* on his BTEC course at NSCG Stafford College and has secured a Higher Level Apprenticeship at a local software development company.
BTEC Music Student of the Year: Joseph Eales
Joseph's passion for Music has has gone far beyond the classroom of Holmer Green Senior School. Organising a one-day music festival resulted in over £2,000 being raised for charity.
BTEC Public Services Student of the Year: Matthew McCabe
From 5 years old, Matthew has cared for his younger brother and sister who both have autism. He has a part time job to help support his family and volunteers as a water sports instructor, offering activities to those from deprived areas that might not have these sorts of opportunities. All whilst completing his BTEC studies with exceptional grades at Southern Regional College.
BTEC Performing Arts Student of the Year: Daniel Regan
Since Year seven Daniel has been actively involved in the performing arts, and despite his Tourette's condition, has already had much success within the performing arts sector. He has taken part in the National Theatre’s Connections project and performed new works at The Lowry.
BTEC Science Student of the Year: Mica Mullender
Mica studied a BTEC Applied Science at Blackpool & Flyde College as her first step to pursue a career in Dentistry. She completed all her work to Distinction standard and never missed a deadline.
BTEC Sport Student of the Year: Megan Murphy
As well as being an excellent student at Bishop Thomas Grant School, Megan has run multiple charity sporting events, inter house sporting competitions for her school and completed over a thousand hours of volunteering work.