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Announcing the VTCT Excellence Awards 2024 Winners!

Excellence Awards 2024 Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the prestigious 2024 VTCT Excellence Awards! Held on July 4th at The Manchester College – City Campus, this year’s ceremony was a vibrant celebration of exceptional talent, unwavering dedication, and the transformative power of vocational education.

The VTCT Excellence Awards recognise the remarkable achievements of learners, educators, and organisations within our diverse community. Each nominee and winner embodies the very best of vocational training, inspiring us all to reach new heights of excellence.

2024 Winners

Apprentice of the Year (Sponsored by Skillstech Solutions):

  • Winner: Lucy Harris – SP Training
  • Highly Commended:
    • Summer Bale – Truro and Penwith
    • Tom Rowley-Clifford – Halesowen College

College of the Year (Sponsored by L’Oreal):

  • Winner: Highlands College
  • Highly Commended:
    • Leeds City College
    • Nelson and Colne College Group

Educator of the Year (Sponsored by Pivot Point):

  • Winner: Lisa Breakey – The Manchester College
  • Highly Commended:
    • Tracy Mangan – Leeds City College
    • Aimee Foster – NSCG – Stafford College

Large Training Provider of the Year:

  • Winner: Parenta Training
  • Highly Commended:
    • Kids Planet Day Nurseries
    • TRS Training Ltd

Small Training Provider of the Year:

  • Winner: Mike Taylor Education
  • Highly Commended:
    • Hair At The Academy
    • Qdos Training Limited – Diva

Student of the Year:

  • Winner: Hayley Channon – TrichoCare Education
  • Highly Commended:
    • Carmel Cash – Wexford Vtos
    • Sam Eggington – NSCG- Stafford Campus

VTCT Champion: Contribution to the Sector:

  • Winner: Gill Mason – Kids Planet Day Nurseries
  • Highly Commended:
    • Bhavesh Joshi – London School of Massage
    • Amanda Lodge-Stewart – The Link Training Academy

Special Recognition:

This year, we introduced a very special category. While the judges were deliberating the shortlist, they were also on the lookout for someone who went above and beyond in the face of adversity or made a significant impact supporting unique learning journeys. This individual stood out beyond the typical judging criteria.

  • Winner: Oliver Rees – PMA

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the nominees, winners, and everyone involved in making the 2024 VTCT Excellence Awards a resounding success. Your commitment to excellence truly propels our sector forward and empowers individuals to achieve their full potential.

In the coming weeks, we will be sharing more highlights from the awards ceremony and featuring the stories of our inspiring winners. Follow us on social media and visit our website to stay connected!

Together, we guide and empower the next generation through our courses, helping institutions provide life-enhancing training and making achievement attainable. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments and continue to inspire confidence and motivation in our community.