2018 National Centre for Diversity Awards - NUMBER 1 FOR EQUALITY DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The National Centre for Diversity announced its UK Top 100 Organisations for EDI for 2018. Huddersfield New College came in at Number 1 for the second year running, being named as the UK Organisation of the Year 2018 and Number 1 in the Top 100 Index for Equality and Diversity. The National Centre for Diversity aims to advance fairness for all in the workplace by helping organisations to embed best Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practices and these endorsements acknowledge HNC as being the best. These awards built on the success at the Further Education Sector Equality and Diversity Awards in 2017 where the College won the accolades of Further Education Provider of the Year, Yorkshire and Humber, Most Improved Further Education Provider of the Year, UK Further Education Provider of the Year and UK Further Education Sector Employee of the Year (awarded to Zoe Shackleton). 

Ofsted Outstanding College – 2015/2016

We were the first Sixth Form College to be judged Outstanding under the new Ofsted Inspection framework and the first to be judged Outstanding for the Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare of students. We were also the first College nationally to be judged as having ‘no significant weaknesses.’

 James Kewin Deputy Chief Executive of the Sixth Form Colleges Association commented“Huddersfield New College is the first Sixth Form College to be judged as Outstanding by Ofsted under its new inspection framework. This is a huge achievement and reflects the exceptionally high standard of education offered by the College, and the outstanding results achieved by students." 

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2018 TES FE Awards

During 2018 we were shortlisted for the prestigious Times Further Education Sixth Form College of the Year Award for the second year running. 

The Times’ Sixth Form College of the Year Award recognises Sixth Form Colleges that epitomise the qualities which make the Sixth Form College sector so distinctive; excellence in teaching and learning and excellence in outcomes for young people aged 16-19. It also recognises Sixth Form Colleges who reach out to other institutions, with a commitment to sharing their good practice and raising achievement across the whole post 16 sector. Being shortlisted for this Award was a fantastic accolade.

 Robert Halfon, Apprenticeships & Skills Minister, said: "You are champions of Further Education and play a vital role in ensuring that [young] people of all backgrounds get on the ladder of opportunity to fulfil their potential." 

2017 Educate North & UK Leadership Awards & Conference


During 2017, we were shortlisted for Sixth Form College of the Year. HNC came a close second to St John Rigby College. We were also shortlisted for the Educate North Innovation Award, for our work in promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Educate North & UK Leadership Awards and Conference, in association with The Telegraph Media Group, is a prestigious high profile awards event, which celebrates, recognises and shares the best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North.

2017 SFCA Annual Awards

HNC was Shortlisted for Governance Award. The college was a runner up. The Sixth Form Colleges Association is the authoritative voice of sixth form education in England. They have been representing the interests of Sixth Form Colleges since 1993, and all 90 Sixth Form Colleges in England are members. SFCA is the home of dedicated 16–19 providers and represents a growing number of 16–19 academies, 16–19 schools, and 16–19 free schools