Frequently asked questions
Does it cost to enter the awards?
Entry is free
How do I enter?
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. 2017 PDF.
Who can enter?
The awards are open to all FE providers: colleges, workbased learning providers, adult and community learning providers, offender learning establishments and specialist designated institutions. Entries can be completed by institutions themselves or their suppliers (architects, PR Companies etc.) If you are entering on behalf of an institution please make sure they are happy for you to do so.
Are collaborative entries accepted?
Multiple institutions working together
If your entry relates to an initiative or project carried out in collaboration with other institutions, please bear in mind that the submission should come from the lead institution, and any shortlisting will be in the name of that institution. We will try to mention partner institutions at the awards ceremony where appropriate.
Institutions working with a supplier/s
You may enter a project which has been undertaken in collaboration with an external public or private partner, but the award will be given to the winning higher education institution only.
When is the closing date?
The closing date for entries will be Friday 4 November 2016
How are the entries judged?
An independent panel of judges will select all our winners. All the information submitted to the judges will be kept confidential.
When will I find out if I have been shortlisted?
The shortlist will be announced on Friday 16 December 2016
How do I book tickets
When the shortlist has been announced you will be able to book your tickets here
What is the programme for the evening?
Champagne Reception - 6.45pm
Gala Dinner - 7.30pm
Awards Presentation - 9.30pm
Disco - from 11pm
Carriages - 1am
How will I receive my ticket/s?
Tickets will be sent out in the post three weeks prior to the awards.
What if I cannot attend but have purchased a ticket?
We are happy for you to offer your ticket to a colleague, but unfortunately all booked tickets are non-refundable.
Are under-18s allowed to attend the awards evening?
Under 18's are not automatically able to attend the event due to the venue’s licence. Please contact us for more information.
When are the winners announced?
The announcement of the winners will be made at the awards and gala dinner, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 24 February 2017
How do I become a sponsor?
Find out more about becoming a sponsor here