The Association of Colleges (AoC) has announced their commended colleges for the 2021/22 Beacon Awards, with Walsall College among those included. The college is commended for the Edge Award for Excellence in Real World Learning.
The award finalists will be announced at the AoC Annual Conference from 10.30am-10.45am on 17 November.
The college is commended for its Virtual Work Experience Week initiative which has seen 157 industry specialists from over 90 companies work remotely with almost 2,000 students studying courses from the arts, construction, engineering, sport, hospitality, travel and tourism, business and IT.
The AoC Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK further education colleges. The aim of the awards programme is to demonstrate and promote the far-reaching impact of colleges on their students and the communities they serve.
Award assessors have recommended applications for commended status that have demonstrated a high level of innovation, impact and sustainability.
The commended and winning case studies will be used to increase understanding of colleges’ contribution to educational skills policy and economic and social development.