Our Sponsors


Sponsor of Outstanding Provider of the Year 

The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) is a sector-owned and sector-led body driving the development of excellent and sustainable provision in learning and teaching through further education and skills providers. Working alongside its educational partners, LSIS devises new approaches to improvement which build upon the sector's own capacity and innovation to design, commission and deliver quality services and strategic change. LSIS also initiates research, disseminates policy information, organises seminars and conferences and provides dedicated online teaching and learning resources, in order to inform institutional improvement through the sharing of information and best practice.



Institute for Learning

Sponsor of Outstanding Innovation in Teaching, Training or Learning Provision

The Institute for Learning (IfL) is the independent professional body for teachers and trainers working in further education and skills. IfL supports excellence in professional practice for teachers and trainers, for the benefit of young and adult learners. IfL is pleased to be supporting the TES FE Awards 2012.




Sponsor of Outstanding Entrepreneurship in Learning and Skills.

The National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE) has been established with cross-Government support to work with educational institutions to develop enterprising skills amongst leadership, managers and educators. If we want more entrepreneurs then the institutions they are taught in need to be enterprising. NCEE provides a unique series of courses and programmes which have been developed over a number of years to meet market needs in this sector.



Sponsor of the Lifetime Achievement Award

OCR(Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations)

OCRis a leading awarding body, dedicated to engaging students of all ages at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes to achieve their full potential. Over 8,000 UK centres chose our A Levels, GCSEs and vocational programmes. OCR is part of Cambridge Assessment, the University’s international exams group.


Wesleyan for Teachers

Sponsor of Outstanding Human Resources Team

Wesleyan for Teachers are specialists in financial planning for members of the education profession.  We work with college HR Departments throughout the UK to provide staff with the opportunity to receive important information about their occupational pension scheme benefits.  Our free visits to colleges to provide surgery appointments and presentations enable staff to gain answers to their questions about financial issues affecting them.  We are delighted to be supporting the TES FE 2012 Outstanding HR team award.


Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship Manager, Tim Mustin, will develop a tailored package of benefits to enhance your marketing strategies and objectives. Please call Tim on 020 3194 3037 or email tim.mustin@tes.co.uk for more information.

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