Meet last year's sector winners from the BTEC Awards, and submit a nomination for your BTEC star of 2018. Before you do, double check the sector award criteria below.
The BTEC Awards 2018 Sector award categories are:
- BTEC Art and Design Student of the Year 2018
- BTEC Business and Enterprise Student of the Year 2018
- BTEC Child and Social Care Student of the Year 2018
- BTEC Construction Student of the Year 2018
- BTEC Creative Media Student of the Year 2018
- BTEC Engineering Student of the Year 2018
- BTEC Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Student of the Year 2018
- BTEC IT and Computing Student of the Year 2018
- BTEC Land-based Student of the Year 2018
- BTEC Music Student of the Year 2018
- BTEC Performing Arts Student of the Year 2018
- BTEC Public Services Student of the Year 2018
- BTEC Science Student of the Year 2018
- BTEC Sport Student of the Year 2018
- Nominees must be at least 14 years of age and no more than 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
- Parents may not nominate students
- Students must be studying or have completed either a BTEC First, a BTEC Tech Awards, a BTEC Technical, a BTEC National, a BTEC Higher National, a BTEC Apprenticeship or a BTEC Specialist Qualification
- Student nominees must have received or be due to receive their BTEC grades between 1 June 2017 – 30 June 2018
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.
Meet the 2017 sector winners
BTEC Art and Design Student of the Year:
Joanne is currently in the 1st year of a Fine Art degree at Bath Spa and is about to undertake her professional practice with a Birmingham-based artist. Her ultimate dream is to own her art studio.
BTEC Business and Enterprise Student of the Year: Tiffany Boland
Tiffany achieved 100% college attendance whilst working two jobs and caring for a family member. She's now studying Business and Law at Manchester University and plans to have her own business one day.
BTEC Child and Social Care Student of the Year: Jay Bradley
Jay was offered an unconditional place at York St Johns university and studies Children, Young People and Families with Special Educational Needs and Inclusion.
BTEC Construction Student of the Year:
Elizabeth is a construction manager at Keepmoat Homes. She's also being funded by her employer to study on a construction management course at Derby University.
BTEC Creative Media Student of the Year:
Quinn runs the Gender and Sexuality Alliance at college, as well as having a part time job as a teaching assistant. Soon he will be sitting the exam to become certified in Adobe-After Effects and Premiere Pro.
BTEC Engineering Student of the Year:
Jack Healy studied a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. He is looking forward to starting an apprenticeship as he will be spending more time in the work place and learning how to be a first class engineer.
BTEC Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Student of the Year: Laura Smith
When Laura Smith completed her work experience at the No 1 VIP lounge at Gatwick Airport, they were so impressed with her that they offered her a permanent position there. She is keen to live and work abroad in the future.
BTEC IT and Computing Student of the Year:
Leah currently teaches coding to young people in her spare time at Salford Community Centre. She is now looking to become an IT teacher sometime in the future.
BTEC Land-based Student of the Year:
Jamie is known for taking in unwanted animals and finding them new homes. A local racing stable have offered him an apprenticeship when he leaves school and also now has a race card to act as a stable hand at racing events.
BTEC Music Student of the Year:
Kacper's production work has been endorsed by local songwriter, Peter McVeigh, who has employed him to co-write and produce one of the tracks on his new album.
BTEC Public Services Student of the Year:
Katrina completed over 100 voluntary hours with the NSPCC to help children and young people recognise the signs of abuse. She now has an unconditional offer at Leeds Beckett university to study Criminology & Psychology.
BTEC Performing Arts Student of the Year:
Lewis Dugdale has been involved in three productions with the Grand Theatre in Blackpool. He is currently auditioning for a number of drama schools, and is waiting to hear the outcomes for his initial auditions.
BTEC Science Student of the Year:
Maryam won a scholarship to study Biomedical Science at the University of York. In the future she wishes to specialise in haematology to study, diagnose and monitor different blood disorders.
BTEC Sport Student of the Year:
Chris will be studying Sport, Physical Education and Coaching Science at Birmingham University. He also coaches weekly sport sessions for disabled students at Morpeth School.