The Beacon Awards Programme
The following colleges received awards for their educational programmes for 1997/98 at the Association of Colleges conference in Harrogate: Aon Award for Adult Lifetime Learning: Richmond upon Thames College (highly commended: Clarendon College and Park Lane College) The BBC Education Award for Technology to Enhance Learning: Pontypridd College (highly commended: Plymouth College of FE and Waltham Forest College)
The Basic Skills Agency Award for Basic Skills: Pontypridd College (runner-up: South East Essex College) The BT Award for Distance Learning: Park Lane College The Burke Ford Award for Health and Community Care: Accrington and Rossendale College (highly commended: Woolwich College) The City and Guilds Award for Hospitality and Catering: Westminster College The City and Guilds Award for Land-based Industries: Halton College The Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Community Action Award: Gateshead College (highly commended: Glasgow College of Building and Printing) The Edexcell Foundation Award for Art and Design: Newham Sixth Form College (highly commended: South East Essex College)
The ELS Award for the Humanities: highly commended - Halton College The EMTA Award for Modern Apprenticeships in Engineering: Barnsley College (highly commended St Helens College) The FEDA Award for Employer Partnerships: Plymouth College of FE (highly commended: Cornwall College and Halton College) The FEDA Award for Staff Development in ILT: Llandrillo College The Kidsons Impey Award for Finance and Business Teaching: Halton College The Marks and Spencer Award for Transferable Skills: New College, Swindon (highly commended: Newcastle College)
The NCET Award for IT to Support Effective Learning: Pontypridd College (highly commended: Park Lane College and Swansea College) The Partnership Trust Award for Chemistry and Physics: Halton College The Partnership Trust Award for Combined or General Science: Dewsbury College
The Post Office Award for Inclusive Learning: Clarendon College (highly commended: Oaklands College and Warrington Collegiate Institute) The RSA Award for Business Management: Tameside College of Technology The TES/AoC Award for Widening Participation: Dearne Valley College (highly commended: Waltham Forest College) The United Biscuits Award for Work Related Applied Education: East Surrey College (highly commended: Waltham Forest College).