Pearson, the world’s learning company, has recognised the extraordinary achievements of students gaining BTEC qualifications at the ninth annual BTEC Awards at Central Hall Westminster.
Among the winners from the South East region was CECAMM student Ryan Kimber who was honoured as BTEC Engineering Student of the Year.
Spanning 24 categories, the Pearson BTEC Awards were hosted by financial journalist and TV Presenter Steph McGovern. They showcase the fantastic effort made by students to gain recognised qualifications which are heavily in demand from employers and universities.
The ceremony was attended by the winners, their families and teachers as well as leading representatives from education and business. An expert panel of 52 judges carefully considered each nominee before deciding upon a winner.
Members of Parliament and celebrities were also present alongside the winners and judges to hear the students’ success stories and present them with their Awards. Double Olympic Gold medallist and BTEC Ambassador Max Whitlock presented the Award for BTEC School of the Year 2019 and shared with Steph McGovern his experiences competing as one of the world’s elite sportsmen, the importance of teamwork, and his goals for Tokyo 2020.
Also performing on the day were the four winners of the Showstopper Challenge, groups from schools and colleges offering BTECs in the performing arts: Deanery High School, D16 Performing Arts College, Jackie Palmer Academy and Bury College.
All of those that won this year deserve huge congratulations and stand every chance of continuing that success into the careers they are now ready to start. This year’s awards are a fantastic celebration of them, alongside the schools, colleges, universities, training providers, and employers who have underpinned their efforts.
But I also want to congratulate every single one of the hundreds of thousands of students who will be awarded a BTEC qualification this year. All of them now have the confidence that they have earned a qualification which is recognised by employers small and large, by universities across Britain and around the world.
You can view photos from the event on The National BTEC Awards 2019 Flickr album.
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The final judging panel comprised of:
- Cindy Rampersaud, Senior Vice President, BTEC and Apprenticeships, Pearson
- Vanessa Wright, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, UK Schools, Pearson
- Manos Kapterian, Chief Operating Officer, Core and Growth Markets, Pearson
- Derek Richardson, Vice President, Responsible Officer Quality Services & Governance, Pearson
- Macgregor Williams, Vice President, Strategy and Marketing, Asia Pacific, Pearson
- Andrew Phillips, Managing Director, Europe and Africa, Pearson
- Tommy Robinson, BTEC Teacher of the Year 2018 and Head of Performing Arts, John Madejski Academy
- Shane Mann, Managing Director, Lsect Ltd – publisher of Schools Week & FE Week