Huddersfield Sixth Form College has been shortlisted for a high profile national award for the second year running.

The College is a finalist for the title of ‘Sixth Form College of the Year’ in the TES awards. The College has been shortlisted in these prestigious awards in recognition of its outstanding results, and the innovative ways in which young people are supported to achieve their ambitions.

The winner will be revealed at a national awards ceremony in London in February 2018. The awards celebrate excellent and innovative practice across the further education sector and are now in their seventh year. TES has confirmed that they have had a record number of entries submitted, and Huddersfield New College is going head to head with some of the top colleges in the UK for the accolade.

The announcement comes in the same week as the College has received the news that it has been shortlisted for the UK Leadership Team/ Board of the Year in the National Centre for Diversity Grand Awards 2018.

Peter Kennedy, Deputy Principal comments: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the second year running. Our college offers young people an outstanding experience, and reaching the final stages for this award is a reflection of how we work to ensure each and every student achieves their full academic and personal potential. We are very much looking forward to joining the other shortlisted Colleges who share our passion for quality education, and of course hearing if we will be awarded this coveted title!”

Apprenticeships and skills minister Anne Milton, who will be attending the awards, says: “We need a world-class FE provision in order to create more opportunities for young people and provide businesses with the skills they need. The Tes FE Awards give us the opportunity to recognise examples of exceptional leadership in the sector, providing inspiration for others looking to follow.”