Frequently asked questions

Does it cost to enter the awards?

Entry is free.

Can we enter more than one category?

You can enter as many categories as you like, but you must complete a separate submission for each category.

When is the closing date?

We will accept entries until midnight on Sunday 15 July 2012. UPDATE: due to increased demand, we will hold open entries for one additional week. Please ensure all entries are in by midnight on 22 July.

When will I find out if we have been shortlisted?

The shortlist will be published on 7 September 2012 in TES, and will also be published on this website on that date.

When are the winners announced?

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at the LG Arena in Birmingham on 15 November 2012.

How do I book tickets for the event?

Tickets for the event can be booked online.


How do I get there?

A map and information on transport options for the LG Arena can be found on our Book a Table page.

The Awards

There are awards in 13 categories to recognise achievement by individuals, teams or providers in fields including e-learning, employer engagement, innovation in teaching, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifetime achievement.

2012 Winners

Review photos of the 2012 awards ceremony and past winners.

Previous Winners

Join those impressive individuals and groups who are testimony to the creativity, commitment and passion of our FE sector.


"It is the biggest tribute to the dedication and skill of our students and staff we could receive"

Entry Deadline:

Sunday 15 July 2012